Of course. I didn't change the structure of any directories and put all the files in their same spots. I didn't change any settings either as far as the gui is concerned from how they were working in 0.175. I expected the history to show up.
I just rechecked and somehow the setting was changed where it was looking for dats. The default dat directory specified in the gui was looking in a "history", ".", and "dats" directories but the path for dats was wrong somehow. I don't even know where this "history" entry came from, I never had a history folder. I changed the entry to point at the right folder and now it shows up again.