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    When I bring the History folders to view and in the event that there are say four folders visible, if I choose to delete one or two of the oldest, they all disappear. Is there some setting that needs tweeking to ensure that only a selected (highlighted)folder is deleted rather than loose them all? Cheers Dave.
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    That's Firefox, you are posting in the IE forum.

    If you don't want that many old items in the History, adjust the settings under Options' Privacy panel; “Remember my browsing history for at least X days”.

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    I moved this thread to "Third-Party Browsers."

    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Fox View Post
    When I bring the History folders to view and in the event that there are say four folders visible, if I choose to delete one or two of the oldest, they all disappear.
    These folders do not behave as I would expect. For example, if I expand the tree control in the left pane and choose Today, everything is indeed from today. However, if I expand Yesterday, some of the items are from today. What? It might mean that I revisited some pages I visited yesterday today, and so a newer version was stored today, but it remembers that I went yesterday. This is confusing.

    To minimize data loss, I suggest viewing the individual history items in the right pane and selecting the ones you really want to delete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscher2000 View Post
    [...] For example, if I expand the tree control in the left pane and choose Today, everything is indeed from today. However, if I expand Yesterday, some of the items are from today. What? It might mean that I revisited some pages I visited yesterday today, and so a newer version was stored today, but it remembers that I went yesterday. This is confusing.
    I've noticed that; I don't know, it seems like it store items on the day before if the session was started then, as now: I have this page and the previous in both today and yesterday (past 12 AM here). On the other hand, perhaps that isn't so common with a session spanning between days. And it isn't the Fx session either, since it's there even if restarted. Odd indeed. Fx's little backup?

    I have found that it is typical for Fx to move an item that I revisit; if I pick anyone in History from some day ago it moves directly to the Today folder, as if I never visited it the other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscher2000 View Post
    I moved this thread to "Third-Party Browsers."


    These folders do not behave as I would expect. For example, if I expand the tree control in the left pane and choose Today, everything is indeed from today. However, if I expand Yesterday, some of the items are from today. What? It might mean that I revisited some pages I visited yesterday today, and so a newer version was stored today, but it remembers that I went yesterday. This is confusing.

    To minimize data loss, I suggest viewing the individual history items in the right pane and selecting the ones you really want to delete.
    Thanks each for you're responses. Both with my old computer (last week) and this new one I have the number of days for "Remember my browsing history" set to 5 days but with my old one, when there were five folders shown I was e.g. able to select & delete the fifth one only and leave the most recent four but now performing the same action deletes all five. Not really a significant problem I admit as I could set the history to one or two if I wished but I just wondered why this should happen now when it did not before! Thanks Dave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Fox View Post
    [...]Not really a significant problem I admit as I could set the history to one or two if I wished but I just wondered why this should happen now when it did not before! Thanks Dave.
    Don't know, perhaps a new "feature" in Fx, if you happen to have a later version of Fx on the new PC...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Fox View Post
    Thanks each for you're responses. Both with my old computer (last week) and this new one I have the number of days for "Remember my browsing history" set to 5 days ... <snip>
    How 'bout a small experiment? Try changing the browsing history to 30 days, just for awhile.

    I have mine set that way and I periodically delete selected entries in the history without problems.

    It IS strange what Fx does on that score. No matter which of the five time frames I look at, it always shows that period, PLUS some or all of TODAY and I don't know why. But, the one shown here for October does in fact go back 30 days, so I've never bothered to look on the Mozilla sites for an answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigaldoc View Post
    How 'bout a small experiment? Try changing the browsing history to 30 days, just for awhile.

    I have mine set that way and I periodically delete selected entries in the history without problems.

    It IS strange what Fx does on that score. No matter which of the five time frames I look at, it always shows that period, PLUS some or all of TODAY and I don't know why. But, the one shown here for October does in fact go back 30 days, so I've never bothered to look on the Mozilla sites for an answer.

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    Thanks Al..... I have changed the duration to 28 days so will see what happens if I select one of the earliest ones when the list gets lengthy. As I said, it is nothing to lose sleep over but there are times when I might want to re-visit sites I have been on very recently rather than ones I visited many days ago and I got into the habit of deleting the earliest ones to maintain the list to say...... five or six. Will see how things go and report back.
    Thank you all Dave.
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