Open Bug 1845514 Opened 10 months ago Updated 10 months ago

[macOS] History alone cannot be imported from Safari if Safari wasn’t closed before at least one time


(Firefox :: Migration, defect, P3)

Firefox 117



Tracking Status
firefox117 --- affected


(Reporter: atrif, Unassigned)


(Blocks 2 open bugs)


Found in

  • 117.0a1 (2023-07-25)

Affected versions

  • 117.0a1 (2023-07-25)

Tested platforms

  • Affected platforms: macOS 12, macOS 13 ARM
  • Unaffected platforms: Ubuntu 22, Windows 10x64


  • new macOS profile
  • only history saved inside Safari and Safari browser is not closed

Steps to reproduce

  1. Open Firefox and import History from Safari.

Expected result

  • History is imported successfully.

Actual result

  • After granting Safari folder permissions the import wizard does not import History.

Regression range

  • Not a regression, before bug 1838432 was fixed history alone could no be imported from Safari.

Additional notes

  • Attached a screen recording here on a macOS profile that Safari was never closed.
  • Restarting Firefox will no longer display Safari as an import option.
  • Note that this issue happens only if the Safari browser was not ever closed before and has only History saved.
See Also: → 1838432

:atrif, if you think that's a regression, could you try to find a regression range using for example mozregression?

Priority: -- → P3
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