How do I know which websites in my browsing history was an open tab that Firefox lost???
I was downloading Davinci Resolve on a 2021 Lenovo Laptop running Windows whatever it is, and then the software asked to restart. I said NO because I wanted to make sure all my tabs would be safe. I literally am caretaking two parents and had a BUNCH of tabs open for each of their needs and my own. I had maybe 7 browser windows open and each one had several tabs open.
Usually random updates and restarts have NEVER ever lost my browser windows or tabs. But this time? After I said DO NOT RESTART, it did a glitch anyway without restart and lost ALLLLL my tabs!!!!
I could see all the 7 windows at the taskbar but nothing was loaded on them.
For the first time there was no "restore previous session."
YES I tried to do the whole Jason restore of previous sessions, copied a folder onto my desktop, deleted the ones I was told to, and for some reason the new session updated the old session on the desktop and it all failed and now that is gone. My last hope was the ONE file that was not session updated (not "recovery," not "previous") but an "upgrade" file and when I clicked on it, I get the box that went nowhere (attached screenshot). Now it has restarted too many times to restore the "previous" session.
Yes I still have my browser history BUT.........
My only hope is going through literally THOUSANDS of website history I still had but one month literally had 4000 sites (I do a lot of research). So many were important but not thousands. I have been perusing each one, one by one but WHICH could have been an OPEN TAB????
Is there ANY easy way to see which of the thousands was actually an OPEN TAB???
Thanks in advance.
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There no options to do that other then if you bookmarked the site for quicker access. You can copy the jazon files but that does tell you other then loading profile and their history but doing that wipe out whatever jazon files was there before unless you name them correctly to know which was which.
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You can look at this tool to inspect a compressed jsonlz4 sessionstore file. This tool works locally, no uploading done.
You can copy a file from the sessionstore-backups folder to the main profile and rename the file to sessionstore.jsonlz4 to replace the current file with Firefox closed.
- make sure to backup the current sessionstore.jsonlz4
- upgrade.jsonlz4-<build_id> (backup created during an upgrade of Firefox)