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Session restored, but missing a window

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I had a rather large Firefox session open - 6 windows with multiple tabs open in each - for quite a while. Any time either the browser or the computer would crash, session restore always reopened everything as it was, apart from the most recent one. It didn't even crash, rather the OS restarted after updating. When I opened FF as normal and went to session restore, only 5/6 of the windows were restored with it. I went to Library -> History -> Recently closed windows, and while it reopened the window that was missing, it only reopened it with the tab that was open at the time of the crash - all other tabs were missing. I tried a system restore to the previous day (and a few even earlier) but no joy. Is this window gone forever or is there some other way to resurrect it? Thanks!

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Are the pages in your browser history?

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They are in history somewhere... The problem is I opened them so long ago that I can't remember what they were - I've had this session open for months (which I know is bad practice) and I've visited so many other pages in the meantime that I'd never be able to find whatever tabs it was that have disappeared