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Firefox 67 can't restore previous session

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I just updated my Firefox and now it won't restore the previous session. When I close my window and open it again all my tabs are gone even though I have restore previous session selected on in settings. This has never happened to me before.

I just updated my Firefox and now it won't restore the previous session. When I close my window and open it again all my tabs are gone even though I have restore previous session selected on in settings. This has never happened to me before.
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jscher2000
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Hi Chestape, I'm sorry to hear about this problem. Three thoughts:

Could you check whether either of these are available (not hidden or grayed out):

  • "3-bar" menu button > Restore Previous Session
  • (menu bar) History > Restore Previous Session

If they are missing or grayed, check either:

  • "Library" toolbar button > History > Recently Closed Windows (and within each restored window, Recently Closed Tabs)
  • (menu bar) History > Recently Closed Windows (and within each restored window, Recently Closed Tabs)

Can you get back any tabs that way?


As an emergency workaround, you could consider installing an add-on that would separately store your open tabs for when Firefox doesn't restore your session. These are the ones I'm aware of that you might investigate/try out:

Use database storage:

Use bookmark storage:


Another Mac user reported the same problem the other day, so I'm going to link you to that thread:

https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1259936

Ultimately the problem went away after making changes to the Content Blocking settings -- changing from Standard to Custom and choosing some of the new options. I don't see a logical connection, but no reason not to try it. See: Content blocking.

Hi Chestape, I'm sorry to hear about this problem. Three thoughts: Could you check whether either of these are available (not hidden or grayed out): * "3-bar" menu button > Restore Previous Session * (menu bar) History > Restore Previous Session If they are missing or grayed, check either: * "Library" toolbar button > History > Recently Closed Windows (and within each restored window, Recently Closed Tabs) * (menu bar) History > Recently Closed Windows (and within each restored window, Recently Closed Tabs) ''Can you get back any tabs that way?'' ---- As an emergency workaround, you could consider installing an add-on that would separately store your open tabs for when Firefox doesn't restore your session. These are the ones I'm aware of that you might investigate/try out: ''Use database storage:'' * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/tab-session-manager/ * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/session-boss/ ''Use bookmark storage:'' * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/session-sync/ * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/my-sessions/ ---- Another Mac user reported the same problem the other day, so I'm going to link you to that thread: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1259936 Ultimately the problem went away after making changes to the Content Blocking settings -- changing from Standard to Custom and choosing some of the new options. I don't see a logical connection, but no reason not to try it. See: [[Content blocking]].
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Thank you for your response jscher2000

I can not get my tabs back with the with things you suggested. The restore previous session is grayed out and the recently closed windows and tabs is empty. I read the thread you shared and I did not understand all of it. I looked in my files and could not find a sessionstore. My content blocking is on custom and is only set to block trackers.

Thank you for your response jscher2000 I can not get my tabs back with the with things you suggested. The restore previous session is grayed out and the recently closed windows and tabs is empty. I read the thread you shared and I did not understand all of it. I looked in my files and could not find a sessionstore. My content blocking is on custom and is only set to block trackers.
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Thank you for checking. At this point, I suggest using one of those extensions until we get more information about why this afflicts some Mac users.

Thank you for checking. At this point, I suggest using one of those extensions until we get more information about why this afflicts some Mac users.
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