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how do I open the "Restore Previous Session" from a saved file in the PC?
I usually open several tabs in FF and if I don't finish reading / using them I close the browser through the "windows task manager" by pressing the "end task" button. After re-launching the FF browser I get this "Restore Previous Session" tab from which I continue the surfing.
Due to a reason described below this tab is gone but, I did saved A few days ago the "restore previous session" tab, but now I can't open it. I have the HTML file (.xht) and the folder that gets saved together with it.
It all happened because I gave my permission to a family member to use the Internet on my computer. Although being asked to surf through the Chrome Browser she opened the FF, closed it using the regular X button, re-opened it later and than closed it again - the "Restore Previous Session" can't be used in this case.
Any help please? Thank you.
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It is best to avoid Firefox closing down that way via the task manger because it prevents Firefox from flushing all data that is kept in memory to disk and can cause profile corruption.
Firefox stores session data in the sessionstore.js in the profile folder.
It is best to use this setting to prevent losing currently open tabs.
- Tools > Options > General > Startup: When Firefox Starts: Show my windows and tabs from last time
My main question is if I can open the last session from the saved "Restore Previous Session" tab in my computer?
How did you save that "Restore Previous Session" tab on your computer?
Are you using an extension (Tab Mix Plus or Session Manager) to handle multiple sessions?
The basic Firefox can only handle one previous session, so if there isn't a backup of sessionstore.js then you won't be able to restore other sessions.