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Avant History Stored Where?

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:10 pm
by gekko5000
Anyone know where the history file for an Avant browser session is stored? I had to re-install my computer and lost the 25 tabs of browsing subjects I was reviewing. I backed up the entire hard drive before the reinstall, but don't know what file and where to find it to copy/paste over the newly installed Avant on my freshly installed PC. Thanks in advance!

Re: Avant History Stored Where?

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:57 am
by xiaobing
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Avant Profiles\.default\sites.dat

Re: Avant History Stored Where?

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:57 am
by metrxseven
That link comes up blank. When I manually go to it through Win 10 file explorer the sites.dat does not show?

Re: Avant History Stored Where?

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:11 am
by MysteryFCM
%appdata%\Roaming\Avant Profiles\

If using local storage, it'll be in the ".default" folder, else when logged in to online storage, it should be in the folder associated with your email address.

Re: Avant History Stored Where?

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:27 am
by metrxseven
If I do a restore will that include history?

Re: Avant History Stored Where?

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:34 am
by MysteryFCM
It should do, yes, depends on where the restored copy is from (e.g. System Restore, worth trying but probably not (these folders aren't always included in SR points), but if it's from a manual backup of that folder then yes, it will)

Re: Avant History Stored Where?

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:12 pm
by metrxseven
I meant the restore feature of Avant under tools in backup/restore. Will that restore browsing history?

Re: Avant History Stored Where?

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:53 pm
by metrxseven
I found the .dat file but it only shows today's date. I need to go back to some site I was browsing over the last week. I see the profile backup does not store history. Is there a backup of history like Chrome has?

Re: Avant History Stored Where?

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:55 am
by xiaobing
metrxseven wrote:I meant the restore feature of Avant under tools in backup/restore. Will that restore browsing history?
History is not included in this feature.

Re: Avant History Stored Where?

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:35 am
by metrxseven
Is history stored anywhere else? I need to retrieve some websites I was looking at?

Re: Avant History Stored Where?

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:32 am
by xiaobing
Have you ever backed up the file sites.dat ? If not, the last way you can try is system restore.

Re: Avant History Stored Where?

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:30 pm
by metrxseven
Restore worked.

How do I back up file sites.dat?

Re: Avant History Stored Where?

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:54 pm
by Nederpietos
Rightclick and copy it and paste it (CTRL+V) in a map where you want to save it, or add it to winrar/winzip.

Re: Avant History Stored Where?

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:47 am
by metrxseven
How come browsing history is not include in the Avant profile backup?