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My "Restore Previous Session" button is not working anymore. When I click it, nothing happens. How can I fix this?

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When I click the "Restore Previous Session" button on my Firefox home page, nothing happens. It usually restores all of my tabs from the previous session, and now it does nothing.

Chosen solution

You can try to delete the chromeappsstore.sqlite file in the Firefox Profile Folder.

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Open Containing Folder
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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

Not exactly sure. I just noticed it a few days ago.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
7.0.1
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
EditCookies with Abine
1.0
true
{ea2b95c2-9be8-48ed-bdd1-5fcd2ad0ff99}
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20110928134238
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:7.0.1
extensions.lastAppVersion
7.0.1
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1320450289
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
120635
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Graphics
Adapter Description
AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
Vendor ID
1002
Device ID
9712
Adapter RAM
256
Adapter Drivers
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Driver Version
8.712.1.0
Driver Date
3-10-2010
Direct2D Enabled
Blocked for your graphics driver version. Try updating your graphics driver to version 10.6 or newer.
DirectWrite Enabled
false (6.1.7601.17514)
ClearType Parameters
ClearType parameters not found
WebGL Renderer
Blocked for your graphics driver version. Try updating your graphics driver to version 10.6 or newer.
GPU Accelerated Windows
0/1. Blocked for your graphics driver version. Try updating your graphics driver to version 10.6 or newer.

cor-el
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Chosen Solution

You can try to delete the chromeappsstore.sqlite file in the Firefox Profile Folder.

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Open Containing Folder

Question owner

Thanks a lot! It worked!!

djnippa 0 solutions 1 answers

Yippee, this worked for me as well. Google was to blame, and not Firefox. May be it's a cunning plan of theirs?

thepriz 0 solutions 2 answers

I tried this and it didn't work for me.

cor-el
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Make sure that you do not use Clear Recent History to clear the Browsing History when you close Firefox.

nikoW 0 solutions 1 answers

Helpful Reply

Hi cor-el

After deleting the file, that bug is solved. HOORAY!

But it seems like it crashes my About:Home page. Now, there's a blank box below the search bar and it is not responding. Can't use it to search etc. Does this happen to your FF?

Thanks. Much appreciated.

Question owner

"But it seems like it crashes my About:Home page. Now, there's a blank box below the search bar and it is not responding. Can't use it to search etc. Does this happen to your FF?"

^^Yeah, this happened to me also after deleting the file, thuogh it's all back to normal now. I was wondering what might've caused so that it doesn't happen again

cor-el
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A few days back there was a large snippet added that shows a persona preview and that snippet seems to have cause this issue.
That persona preview snippet is still there, so the problem may reappear.


Reset the browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone pref on the about:config via the right-click context menu to the default on the about:config page.
Set the browser.aboutHomeSnippets.updateUrl pref to an empty string to prevent loading that snippet. Close and restart Firefox to make the changes effective.

To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.
If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.
Use the Filter bar at to top of the about:config page to locate a preference more easily.

Modified by cor-el

ubuntulero 0 solutions 1 answers

It worked! For me it worked only after I repeated2-3 times the procedure; but it worked!

cor-el
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See also:

  • Bug 700980 – Snippet on the about:home page seems to causing problems with the Restore Previous Session button not working
nitinm 0 solutions 1 answers

It didn't worked for me :(

cor-el
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@nitinm

What is your problem?

This thread is about an issue caused by a snippet that used iframes and that happened 2 weeks ago.
That has been fixed, so if you have a similar looking problem then it is not that problem, but something else.