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Where is the sessions stored in firefox 62.0?

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It used to be stored under sessionstore.jsonlz4. I use to copy that single file as a backup when it doesn't restore properly or I want to clear all data. I would paste that in to my profile and it would restore my previous tabs and windows.

On firefox 62, It doesn't exist. Which file do I need to copy to backup my tabs and windows?

Window 7 64 bit Thank you.

It used to be stored under sessionstore.jsonlz4. I use to copy that single file as a backup when it doesn't restore properly or I want to clear all data. I would paste that in to my profile and it would restore my previous tabs and windows. On firefox 62, It doesn't exist. Which file do I need to copy to backup my tabs and windows? Window 7 64 bit Thank you.

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FFus3r 50 Lösungen 757 Antworten
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the current session is stored in the sessionstore.js file in the Firefox profile folder.

There are also backups in the sessionstore-backups folder that you can copy to the sessionstore.js file to make Firefox use this file.

You can use this button to go to the currently used Firefox profile folder:

go to Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder

see this page:

the current session is stored in the '''sessionstore.js''' file in the Firefox profile folder. There are also backups in the '''sessionstore-backups''' folder that you can copy to the '''sessionstore.js''' file to make Firefox use this file. You can use this button to go to the currently used Firefox profile folder: go to '''Help''' > '''Troubleshooting Information''' > '''Profile Directory:''' '''Show Folder''' see this page: * http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox
Shadow110 1072 Lösungen 14836 Antworten
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Separate Security Issue, please update your Flash 29.0 r0 by removing it with this tool : https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html If you use it Reinstall with Flash Player Version: 31.0.0.108 Current Version https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

''Separate'' Security Issue, please update your Flash 29.0 r0 by removing it with this tool : https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html If you use it Reinstall with Flash Player Version: 31.0.0.108 Current Version https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

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C:\Users\xasda\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\blabla\sessionstore.js < here? Its not there for me. sessionCheckpoints.json is there but not sessionstore.js

@pkshadow thanks, I did update after clean uninstall and restarted. Still nothing there.

C:\Users\xasda\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\blabla\sessionstore.js < here? Its not there for me. sessionCheckpoints.json is there but not sessionstore.js @pkshadow thanks, I did update after clean uninstall and restarted. Still nothing there.
Shadow110 1072 Lösungen 14836 Antworten
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It should be in your Profile :

  • sessionstore.jsonlz4 for open tabs and pinned tabs (see also the sessionstore-backups folder)
It should be in your Profile : *sessionstore.jsonlz4 for open tabs and pinned tabs (see also the sessionstore-backups folder)
jscher2000
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8800 Lösungen 71983 Antworten
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It depends on whether Firefox is running, and whether you set Firefox to clear history at shutdown.

You can open your current Firefox settings (AKA Firefox profile) folder using either

  • "3-bar" menu button > "?" Help > Troubleshooting Information
  • (menu bar) Help > Troubleshooting Information
  • type or paste about:support in the address bar and press Enter

In the first table on the page, click the "Open Folder" (or "Show in Finder") button.

In your profile folder, double-click into the sessionstore-backups folder. This is where all the action is while Firefox is running.

The kinds of files you may find among your sessionstore files are:

  • recovery.jsonlz4: the windows and tabs in your currently live Firefox session (or, if Firefox crashed at the last shutdown and is still closed, your last session)
  • recovery.baklz4: a backup copy of recovery.jsonlz4
  • previous.jsonlz4: the windows and tabs in your last Firefox session
  • upgrade.jsonlz4-build_id: the windows and tabs in the Firefox session that was live at the time of your last update
  • various .js files from Firefox 55 or earlier

The reason I referenced History being cleared when Firefox exits is that "Browsing and Download History" includes the session history, so if that setting got enabled, sessionstore.jsonlz4 won't be created at exit.

It depends on whether Firefox is running, and whether you set Firefox to clear history at shutdown. You can open your current Firefox settings (AKA Firefox profile) folder using either * "3-bar" menu button > "?" Help > Troubleshooting Information * (menu bar) Help > Troubleshooting Information * type or paste about:support in the address bar and press Enter In the first table on the page, click the "Open Folder" (or "Show in Finder") button. In your profile folder, double-click into the '''sessionstore-backups''' folder. This is where all the action is while Firefox is running. The kinds of files you may find among your sessionstore files are: * recovery.jsonlz4: the windows and tabs in your currently live Firefox session (or, if Firefox crashed at the last shutdown and is still closed, your last session) * recovery.baklz4: a backup copy of recovery.jsonlz4 * previous.jsonlz4: the windows and tabs in your last Firefox session * upgrade.jsonlz4-''build_id'': the windows and tabs in the Firefox session that was live at the time of your last update * various .js files from Firefox 55 or earlier ---- The reason I referenced History being cleared when Firefox exits is that "Browsing and Download History" includes the session history, so if that setting got enabled, sessionstore.jsonlz4 won't be created at exit.
jscher2000
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8800 Lösungen 71983 Antworten
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Hi FFus3r, the file names changed in Firefox 56 when LZ4 compression was introduced to session history files. I don't know what version you're running, but if you have 56 or later, you can check it for yourself.

Hi FFus3r, the file names changed in Firefox 56 when LZ4 compression was introduced to session history files. I don't know what version you're running, but if you have 56 or later, you can check it for yourself.

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When I force close my firefox a sessionstore file is not created still. It is a recent problem. I did find the recovery stuff under session backup. I'm not looking for that. Did the file name or location change with the update?


Application Basics


Name: Firefox Version: 62.0 Build ID: 20180830143136 Update Channel: release User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:62.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/62.0 OS: Windows_NT 6.1 Multiprocess Windows: 9/9 (Enabled by default) Web Content Processes: 5/4 Enterprise Policies: Inactive Google Key: Found Mozilla Location Service Key: Found Safe Mode: false

When I force close my firefox a sessionstore file is not created still. It is a recent problem. I did find the recovery stuff under session backup. I'm not looking for that. Did the file name or location change with the update? Application Basics ------------------ Name: Firefox Version: 62.0 Build ID: 20180830143136 Update Channel: release User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:62.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/62.0 OS: Windows_NT 6.1 Multiprocess Windows: 9/9 (Enabled by default) Web Content Processes: 5/4 Enterprise Policies: Inactive Google Key: Found Mozilla Location Service Key: Found Safe Mode: false
jscher2000
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alfaye2062 said

When I force close my firefox a sessionstore file is not created still. It is a recent problem.

Why do you say this is a recent problem?? When you don't allow Firefox to shut down normally, of course it cannot create

[profile]\sessionstore.jsonlz4

as part of its standard shutdown procedure.

Instead, at startup, it will detect that file is missing and look for

[profile]\sessionstore-backups\recovery.jsonlz4

and perform a crash recovery with that.

This assumes default settings.

''alfaye2062 [[#answer-1155636|said]]'' <blockquote> When I force close my firefox a sessionstore file is not created still. It is a recent problem.</blockquote> Why do you say this is a recent problem?? When you don't allow Firefox to shut down normally, of course it cannot create [profile]\sessionstore.jsonlz4 as part of its standard shutdown procedure. Instead, at startup, it will detect that file is missing and look for [profile]\sessionstore-backups\recovery.jsonlz4 and perform a crash recovery with that. ''This assumes default settings.''

Fragesteller

I do task manager end task on all my windows. I have 9 windows and 152 tabs so I don't think the session restore will restore them all if I close individually. I been doing this for years and it always creates sessionstore.jsonlz4

I do task manager end task on all my windows. I have 9 windows and 152 tabs so I don't think the session restore will restore them all if I close individually. I been doing this for years and it always creates sessionstore.jsonlz4
jscher2000
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In the Task Manager, I was thinking of using End Process on the firefox.exe process, which kills it quickly. I don't know exactly how End Task on individual windows works. (And this is not the time to experiment...)

I agree you should not close windows individually to shut down Firefox. Firefox's session history only retains the last 3 closed windows, although you can increase that with a setting (mentioned below).

Instead, exit Firefox using "Exit" from the menu (Quit on Mac/Linux). Then none of the windows is considered closed and Firefox can complete an orderly shutdown.


To adjust the number of closed windows stored in session history:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful or accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste sess and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.sessionstore.max_windows_undo preference to display a dialog where you can edit 3 to a higher value (I use 10) and then click OK

In the Task Manager, I was thinking of using End Process on the firefox.exe process, which kills it quickly. I don't know exactly how End Task on individual windows works. (And this is not the time to experiment...) I agree you should not close windows individually to shut down Firefox. Firefox's session history only retains the last 3 ''closed'' windows, although you can increase that with a setting (mentioned below). Instead, exit Firefox using "Exit" from the menu (Quit on Mac/Linux). Then none of the windows is considered closed and Firefox can complete an orderly shutdown. ---- To adjust the number of ''closed'' windows stored in session history: (1) In a new tab, type or paste '''about:config''' in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful or accepting the risk. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste '''sess''' and pause while the list is filtered (3) Double-click the '''browser.sessionstore.max_windows_undo''' preference to display a dialog where you can edit '''3''' to a higher value (I use '''10''') and then click OK
FFus3r 50 Lösungen 757 Antworten
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jscher2000 said

Hi FFus3r, the file names changed in Firefox 56 when LZ4 compression was introduced to session history files. I don't know what version you're running, but if you have 56 or later, you can check it for yourself.

hi, thankyou for the information.

''jscher2000 [[#answer-1155110|said]]'' <blockquote> Hi FFus3r, the file names changed in Firefox 56 when LZ4 compression was introduced to session history files. I don't know what version you're running, but if you have 56 or later, you can check it for yourself. </blockquote> hi, thankyou for the information.
Pj 42 Lösungen 869 Antworten
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alfaye2062 said

I do task manager end task on all my windows. I have 9 windows and 152 tabs so I don't think the session restore will restore them all if I close individually. I been doing this for years and it always creates sessionstore.jsonlz4
  • I did End Process Tree for a long time until I found out how to do the About:Config to increase the Window count. ( I don't know why the default is set so low anyway.) I now do 'Exit' (Control-SHIFT-Q)*.
  • I have, at the moment, 845 Tabs across 5 browser windows. My 'Main' window has the majority: 784 Tabs!
  • * Can anyone confirm that 'Exit' under 'File' (Menu Bar) is the same as the 3-Line Menu 'Exit' which ends the FF session and not just 'Exit' or 'Close' that one browser window?


~Pj

''alfaye2062 [[#answer-1156922|said]]'' <blockquote> I do task manager end task on all my windows. I have 9 windows and 152 tabs so I don't think the session restore will restore them all if I close individually. I been doing this for years and it always creates sessionstore.jsonlz4 </blockquote> * I did '''End Process Tree''' for a long time until I found out how to do the '''About:Config''' to increase the Window count. ( I don't know why the default is set so low anyway.) I now do ''''Exit'''' ('''Control-SHIFT-Q''')*. * I have, at the moment, 845 Tabs across 5 browser windows. My 'Main' window has the majority: 784 Tabs! * * Can anyone confirm that ''''Exit'''' under ''''File'''' (Menu Bar) is the same as the 3-Line Menu ''''Exit'''' which ends the FF session and not just ''''Exit'''' or ''''Close'''' that one browser window? ~Pj
jscher2000
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Pj said

Can anyone confirm that 'Exit' under 'File' (Menu Bar) is the same as the 3-Line Menu 'Exit' which ends the FF session and not just 'Exit' or 'Close' that one browser window?

These do the same and I use them interchangeably:

  • "3-bar" menu > Exit
  • (menu bar) File > Exit
    • Can be activated by tapping and releasing in sequence:
      Alt f e

"Close Window" (which closes only the current window) is a separate command.

''Pj [[#answer-1158097|said]]'' <blockquote>Can anyone confirm that ''''Exit'''' under ''''File'''' (Menu Bar) is the same as the 3-Line Menu ''''Exit'''' which ends the FF session and not just ''''Exit'''' or ''''Close'''' that one browser window? </blockquote> These do the same and I use them interchangeably: * "3-bar" menu > Exit * (menu bar) File > Exit ** Can be activated by tapping and releasing in sequence: <br><code>Alt f e</code> "Close Window" (which closes only the current window) is a separate command.