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Normally after a crash, the "Restore Previous Session" gets it all back...ALWAYS...except this last time. What is different now?

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Last night around 8:00 PM all the tabs I was interested in were open. The computer crashed sometime last night, and when I restarted that time I had no wireless connectivity (I have a Dell XPS M1530) and thus never got online, although my computer was functioning. When I later did connect, the "Restore Previous Session" yielded nothing, except a single new homepage window that I opened. Always in the past, I got a "Well this is embarrassing message" and clicking Restore resolved everything. I never got that message, nor opportunity to click Restore this time, ....for the first time ever as long as I've used Firefox. My previous session is now invisible to me, and I don't want to create much more without getting back to where I was.

Thank You!!

Last night around 8:00 PM all the tabs I was interested in were open. The computer crashed sometime last night, and when I restarted that time I had no wireless connectivity (I have a Dell XPS M1530) and thus never got online, although my computer was functioning. When I later did connect, the "Restore Previous Session" yielded nothing, except a single new homepage window that I opened. Always in the past, I got a "Well this is embarrassing message" and clicking Restore resolved everything. I never got that message, nor opportunity to click Restore this time, ....for the first time ever as long as I've used Firefox. My previous session is now invisible to me, and I don't want to create much more without getting back to where I was. Thank You!!

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guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

The previous session is in the profile folder(sessionstore-1.js) indicates that at one time there has been a problem with accessing sessionstore.js and that Firefox wasn't able to rename sessionstore-1.js to sessionstore.js

Look for the file that is closest to the time it crashed. And rename it with a copy. Then change it to sessionstore.js and click the session restore on the homepage. This should have that information. However if you have opend closed it since, the information will not longer be there afaik.

The previous session is in the profile folder(sessionstore-1.js) indicates that at one time there has been a problem with accessing sessionstore.js and that Firefox wasn't able to rename sessionstore-1.js to sessionstore.js Look for the file that is closest to the time it crashed. And rename it with a copy. Then change it to sessionstore.js and click the session restore on the homepage. This should have that information. However if you have opend closed it since, the information will not longer be there afaik.
LS926 0 solutions 1 answers

I don't understand what you mean by that or how to access the "profile folder(sessionstore-1.js)"

Please explain because, so far, your reply is the only option I have left!!

I don't understand what you mean by that or how to access the "profile folder(sessionstore-1.js)" Please explain because, so far, your reply is the only option I have left!!
guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

Hi LS926, I apologize in the delay, the forum had a back up of notifications to send about responses.

The profile folder is located Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data and folder is listed here: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox#Windows

There is a file that saves the session, however if you have opened and closed Firefox, this file would have been overwritten. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Session_Restore has the details on how to recover them.

Hi LS926, I apologize in the delay, the forum had a back up of notifications to send about responses. The profile folder is located [[Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data]] and folder is listed here: [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox#Windows] There is a file that saves the session, however if you have opened and closed Firefox, this file would have been overwritten. [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Session_Restore] has the details on how to recover them.