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I lost my tabs without crash. I need to get them back.

I just closed Firefox and open again ( click Mozilla Firefox ) and then I was surprised. I just saw the home page. Mozilla didn't say me anything about crash etc.. I use … (read more)

I just closed Firefox and open again ( click Mozilla Firefox ) and then I was surprised. I just saw the home page. Mozilla didn't say me anything about crash etc.. I use this browser with selected preference (show my windows and tabs from last time) for months. However this thing happened for the first time. This happened about one hour ago. I looked a lot but I didn't find any solution or a program. Please help me how I can solve this problem. I lost about 600 tabs :/

Asked by RETKO 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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When firefox starts, it does not remember tabs from previous session

As the question states, with this newest iteration of Firefox, tabs from a previous session will not reload in my browser. I have checked the option that says "When Firef… (read more)

As the question states, with this newest iteration of Firefox, tabs from a previous session will not reload in my browser. I have checked the option that says "When Firefox starts: show tabs and windows from last time". Also, I've toggled FF to remember my browser history. Anyone else having this problem?

Asked by pjlmac 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox not opening with tabs from last session

I use Firefox on a PC, version 41. Typically, when I close Firefox at the end of the day, there are five or six open tabs. When I open it the next morning, all I get is… (read more)

I use Firefox on a PC, version 41. Typically, when I close Firefox at the end of the day, there are five or six open tabs. When I open it the next morning, all I get is the home page. I've set Firefox to remember history, What else should I check?

Asked by ErnieLane 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Lately whenever I open a new window, my last used websites load even though I didn't want that option

When I open a new window my last used websites load. In the 'Options' section, I have it as 'Show My Home Page'. No matter how I change it, the websites still show up whe… (read more)

When I open a new window my last used websites load. In the 'Options' section, I have it as 'Show My Home Page'. No matter how I change it, the websites still show up when I open a new window. Why does this happen?

Asked by aznpwincess 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox not updating sessionstore-backups files; restores outdated session

Whenever I restart Firefox (or it crashes), the restored tabs are out of date, sometimes by several days. As far as I can tell, FF is only updating the files in [myprofi… (read more)

Whenever I restart Firefox (or it crashes), the restored tabs are out of date, sometimes by several days. As far as I can tell, FF is only updating the files in [myprofile]\sessionstore-backups when I restart the browser. At this moment (about 22:00 local time) recovery.js and recovery.bak haven't been updated since yesterday at 11:51 (over 34 hours). That's when I restarted FF to allow an extension to update.

In about:config, all the browser.sessionstore.* values except upgradeBackup.latestBuildID are set to default. In particular, browser.sessionstore.interval = 15000.

I recently updated to 46.0, but this problem existed before the update and has continued.

Asked by jjjdavidson 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox crashes

I've lost my previous session and I opened and closed the browser after the crash was reported. I didn't get the 'Restore' button and didn't know much about it. The brow… (read more)

I've lost my previous session and I opened and closed the browser after the crash was reported. I didn't get the 'Restore' button and didn't know much about it.

The browser was previously set to not to remember any passwords or history and I mainly use bookmarking routine that I was going to perform before the crash happened.

I had a few tabs opened that should have been bookmarked and are part of my important research. Therefore, I'd like to recover that session if it's possible or at least get the URLs from it. All I'm after is the tabs that were currently displayed/opened and I don't need to come back to pages that could have been visited in tab's backward search mode.

The Crash Report ID is: bp-0c2666ff-7344-4f64-893e-1ecd32160516

Please help!

Asked by wildbore 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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when mozila starts it doesnt display my homepage and shows the last opened website even when i have set it in the settings.

i went into options and in options in general there is the setting of "when firefox starts:" "show my homepage" which i have selected and than there "show a blank page"an… (read more)

i went into options and in options in general there is the setting of "when firefox starts:" "show my homepage" which i have selected and than there "show a blank page"and "show the window and tab last opened". even though i have selected open my hompage it opens the last opened window and tab.

Asked by MohammodRahim 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Why is Firefox not opening an old session in "restore" option?

When I go to the "History" option, then "Show all history" and then "Restore" to a previous session from either yesterday or even a few days/weeks ago (and agree to all m… (read more)

When I go to the "History" option, then "Show all history" and then "Restore" to a previous session from either yesterday or even a few days/weeks ago (and agree to all my tabs being replaced by that previous session), it doesn't do anything. This option usually works for me and now it doesn't.

I have done hours of searching on how to get this to work and found nothing. More hours of searching other options on how to find previous sessions with .js files and get to a point in the instructions where I am lost and I understand absolutely nothing anymore.

- I have important tabs that need restoring asap!!

Can someone help please?

Asked by CEJF 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Not able to restore previous session

Firefox became unresponsive and I closed the program. Upon reopening it, I could not restore my previous session like I normally can. This only happened a few minutes ag… (read more)

Firefox became unresponsive and I closed the program. Upon reopening it, I could not restore my previous session like I normally can. This only happened a few minutes ago.

I've have two files that I found in the Firefox folder sessionstore-backups (BAKLZ4 file and JSONLZ4 file) if you need them.

Asked by mrud 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox 60.0.2 (Mac) repeatedly opens to 'can't restore previous session', but restores after selecting 'restore previous tabs'.

Since the last update, Firefox almost always opens to a 'can't restore previous', but restores correctly after selecting 'restore previous tabs.' Also occurs with add-on… (read more)

Since the last update, Firefox almost always opens to a 'can't restore previous', but restores correctly after selecting 'restore previous tabs.' Also occurs with add-on's disabled.

Typically, browser screen flashes for a second on start-up, quickly closes and then reopens with the error message described above.

Only other programs resident are Onedrive, Avast (free version), Malware Bytes (free version).

Asked by Offidano 2 years ago

Last reply by user1504726 2 years ago

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Can't restore my previous session--60.0.2 (64 bit)

Today when I started FF I found only one tab open. I had pinned tabs & others. In the FF menu there is no item, "Restore Previous Session", nor anywhere else I can fi… (read more)

Today when I started FF I found only one tab open. I had pinned tabs & others. In the FF menu there is no item, "Restore Previous Session", nor anywhere else I can find.

On advice I saved a copy of my sessionstore-backups folder to my desktop. But I can't find an option to restore either them or the ones that should have been saved.

What do I do next? Thanks.

Asked by FireFox Sync 2 years ago

Last reply by FireFox Sync 2 years ago

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how can i recover my lost tabs sessions?

I just open my browser like how I usually start but this time i lost my save sessions! I always save my sessions and restore my previous session every time. But this time… (read more)

I just open my browser like how I usually start but this time i lost my save sessions! I always save my sessions and restore my previous session every time. But this time my session was lost. I can not restore the session even though i use windows recovery program which usually work previously. CAN U HELP ME RECOVER MY LOST TABS SESSIONS!??

Asked by Keon@TRJ 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Restore Previous Session is not restoring all of the previous tabs

I just tried restoring my previous session but it is only bringing back my most recent tabs. I tried using the recovery files from the sessinstore-backups folder but they… (read more)

I just tried restoring my previous session but it is only bringing back my most recent tabs. I tried using the recovery files from the sessinstore-backups folder but they yield the same results. I found other posts mentioning https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/scrounger.html so I tried that. This shows me many more links than what are being restored through Firefox. Is there any way to fix the files so my session restores properly? There are multiple restore session links within my previous restore session file and I'd like to get them back. I have also seen various suggestions to rename the .jsonlz4 files to.json and then open them with Firefox, Scratchpad etc. but I get the error: SyntaxError: JSON.parse: unexpected character at line 1 column 1 of the JSON data

I am currently running version 60.0.2 (64-bit)

Asked by wagar2 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Stored session not be updated after close Firefox and return to the state last time.

Hi, currently I opened many tabs in Firefox with tree style tab. Recently I found that my session not restore to the point I closed it but the specific time. (In this ca… (read more)

Hi, currently I opened many tabs in Firefox with tree style tab. Recently I found that my session not restore to the point I closed it but the specific time. (In this case, the session I close on 2020/03/12). For the tab I opened/closed after that seems not be stored. I also checked and found that the sessionstore.jsonlz4 was not updated. As my knowledge that this file should be removed when Firefox executed but it seems not. I may wish to ask if there is any solution to fix this problem while keep my current open tabs. Thanks for the help.

Asked by Black Cat 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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How to disable sessionstore

Hello, I want to disable session store due to huge amount of data written on my SSD. I tried all suggestions from the other threds, such as: browser.sessionstore.max_wind… (read more)

Hello,

I want to disable session store due to huge amount of data written on my SSD.

I tried all suggestions from the other threds, such as:

browser.sessionstore.max_windows_undo 0 browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo 0 and other preferences... I also tried to find "user" file in profile folder, but the file is not there.

Any other idea?

Thank you.

Asked by Carlos- 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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How do I fix the session restore problem? I frequently encounter this issue.

I am always using firefox with many tabs and when closing firefox I leave them opened. Recently when I re-open firefox I get session restore window and everything is gone… (read more)

I am always using firefox with many tabs and when closing firefox I leave them opened. Recently when I re-open firefox I get session restore window and everything is gone. But restore doesn't work as it should be and I am running my computer at an early date to get back my firefox again. I would be glad if you could help me on this issue.

duplicate thread. continue at /questions/1058105

Asked by erhany 5 years ago

Last reply by erhany 5 years ago

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show my windows and tabs from last time

I have "show my windows and tabs from last time" selected in Preferences: General. I also have "remember history" selected in the privacy section. However, when I re-o… (read more)

I have "show my windows and tabs from last time" selected in Preferences: General. I also have "remember history" selected in the privacy section. However, when I re-open Firefox it just opens a single tab with my homepage. I am on Mac OS.

Asked by nstrope 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Lost tabs that i had open, laptop crashed.. Cannot find the tabs anywere. Please help!!

Hi there, I had a number of tabs, maybe 40-50 open on my Mozilla browser and then a combination of the computer crashing and the update meant that the next time i restart… (read more)

Hi there,

I had a number of tabs, maybe 40-50 open on my Mozilla browser and then a combination of the computer crashing and the update meant that the next time i restarted firefox, it didnt give me the option to restore my previous session. I have done updates before/laptop has crashed before and it has been fine.

Ive gone to the History tab.. And there is nothing.. Only has a history of what i have done today.

I have looked on your troubleshooting page, gone to the folder which has sessionbackup but there is nothing there (apart from what it has saved today)

I dont understand how this can be. Please, please help me. Would you be able to advise me on where to look or how to restore the tabs? Is there somewhere that i can go in windows maybe? Please, there are some articles, websites, that are incredibly important to me and I really like to restore them if at all possible.

If there is any way in which you can help/advise: I would be most grateful.

Asked by curtman2011 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Windows 10 opened a mozilla page when I wasn't using it and I closed out of it, losing all of my very important web searches. How do I get them back?

When I opened Mozilla after realizing my mistake, it showed the page Windows 10 opened and THAT is my session restore. DO NOT WANT! I want the session prior to the Window… (read more)

When I opened Mozilla after realizing my mistake, it showed the page Windows 10 opened and THAT is my session restore. DO NOT WANT! I want the session prior to the Windows 10 session.

Asked by ellemarie6 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago