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Synced Tabs Disappeared After Restarting Firefox

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I was closing Firefox on my computer in preparation of restarting, and when my computer finished restarting and opened Firefox, the introduction/sign-in screen displayed instead of my synced tabs. When I went to my Synced Devices, it only showed one tab from a different window. I believe the previous sync only saved the most recent window closed, instead of the one with my saved information. One of my other devices has a save from before the restart, but I don't know how to access it(the synced tabs only show the most recent device).

What can I do to recover my tabs?

I was closing Firefox on my computer in preparation of restarting, and when my computer finished restarting and opened Firefox, the introduction/sign-in screen displayed instead of my synced tabs. When I went to my Synced Devices, it only showed one tab from a different window. I believe the previous sync only saved the most recent window closed, instead of the one with my saved information. One of my other devices has a save from before the restart, but I don't know how to access it(the synced tabs only show the most recent device). What can I do to recover my tabs?

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You need to close Firefox with all windows you want to restore still open. Otherwise only the last closed window is restored.

Use one of these to close Firefox if you are currently doing that by clicking the close X on the Firefox title bar.

  • "3-bar" menu button -> Exit (Power button)
  • Windows: File -> Exit
  • Mac: Firefox -> Quit Firefox
  • Linux: File -> Quit
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As much as I hate to hear this, I started to think that was the case.

So is there any way to access the synced device from before? It's in a list of Apps and Devices, two spaces down from the current one. It would still have all my tabs saved, I just need to get to it.

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If your Firefox restored your previous session, you may find "Recently Closed Windows" and "Recently Closed Tabs" on the History menu. Either:

Regarding Sync, I think it is running in real time, so that may have been updated from what's happening locally.

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on the other device do this :

Then let it sync and then restore it using the above then sync it back again. Yes will loose current session as above say.

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