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Restore second last closed session

Hi! I had two Firefox windows open at the same time, one with a lot of tabs open in it, and one with only a few open. I was going to close firefox in order to restart the… (read more)

Hi!

I had two Firefox windows open at the same time, one with a lot of tabs open in it, and one with only a few open. I was going to close firefox in order to restart the computer, and closed the window with many tabs in it first, and then I closed the window with only a few tabs in it. The next time I started Firefox, only the window with a few tabs in it loaded, and not the other window in which I had the vast majority of all opened tabs. And I can't find any way to restore the tabs from the other window either. I have looked under the History menu, but I don't see any option to restore a previous session there, so I'm guessing that Firefox thinks that it already has restored the previous session when I opened it up again.

So, how can I restore the tabs I had in the other window, with a lot of tabs opened?

Asked by krikru 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

FF not shutting down properly, trys to open previous tab on start.

Hi; When I close FF (V96.01) it does not seem to close properly and when restarted trys, usually unsuccesfully, to reopen previous tab. I have , open previous tabs and wi… (read more)

Hi; When I close FF (V96.01) it does not seem to close properly and when restarted trys, usually unsuccesfully, to reopen previous tab. I have , open previous tabs and windows, unchecked in settings. I have tried both the X and exit. If I set, browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash, to false in options it does not happen. as per https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1292610. But when I reset session restore to true the problem resumes. This makes me believe FF is not closing properly Win10 is up to date with all latest updates as is FF.

Is there a fix for this?

Asked by newdino 1 week ago

Last reply by Hansl67 3 days ago

Recently Firefox sometimes reports it cannot restore previous sessions when launched. The restore option is not set.

Since sometime in August 2021, I suspect after an update, occasionally when I launch Firefox it reports that it was unable to restore a previous session. I do not have th… (read more)

Since sometime in August 2021, I suspect after an update, occasionally when I launch Firefox it reports that it was unable to restore a previous session. I do not have the option to open previous sessions selected. On other occasions it starts properly with a blank page as it is configured to do.

Am I missing a setting?

It is not a major problem, I can simply enter a URL or search string in the address bar and it works properly for the rest of the session.

It is happening both on my Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 10 Pro PCs running the 64-bit version of Firefox.

Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you.

Asked by str8chat 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Since I updated to Firefox 92 tabs don't restore when Firefox restarts

The setting Restore previous session, on settings, general, is marked. History is kept, and the previous tabs are on the history menu (no restore session option is availa… (read more)

The setting Restore previous session, on settings, general, is marked. History is kept, and the previous tabs are on the history menu (no restore session option is available, however).

Things I tried: Started on safe mode. Deleted startup cache. Refreshed the profile. Turned off add-ons.

So far, nothing works. When I close the browser with tabs open and I open it again, it starts with my homepage only.

Asked by david517 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

FireFox insists on trying to Restore Previous Session even though it's OFF in settings and there's no user.js

I need to re-post this question as, although it has been asked previously, that session is now closed. It only started happening recently, but I'm not sure whether to bla… (read more)

I need to re-post this question as, although it has been asked previously, that session is now closed. It only started happening recently, but I'm not sure whether to blame the latest FireFox version, 96, or Windows 10, 21H2. I also run Avast and MalwareBytes AVs.

Asked by dholford 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

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Firefox not restoring previous session after a Windows 10 crash

I had a Windows 10 crash. When I relaunched Firefox, it updated me with old tabs. When I checked sesionstore-backups, I found that my previous.js and recovery.js date b… (read more)

I had a Windows 10 crash. When I relaunched Firefox, it updated me with old tabs. When I checked sesionstore-backups, I found that my previous.js and recovery.js date back to 2017. Nothing I do seems to lead to their being updated.

Oddly enough, the tabs restored were not from 2017 but from earlier this month, probably when I last rebooted my PC. Two files in the profile have been updated:

upgrade.jsonlz4-20200403064753 on 4/7/2020 recovery.baklz4 in real time.

So, my two questions are: 1) Going forward, can I rename recovery.bklz4 to previous.jsnolz4 and use that to restore my previous session? 2) is there any way within Firefox to manually force it to update previous.jsnolz4

Asked by abossy 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

New problem since recent updates: "firefox having trouble restoring your pages...start new session"

Two new problems: Most recent is "firefox having trouble restoring your pages...start new session" And...for several months, anything I print from website (i.e credi… (read more)

Two new problems: Most recent is

"firefox having trouble restoring your pages...start new session"   

And...for several months, anything I print from website (i.e credit card statement) is in HUGE type that doesn't even come close to fitting the page. This does not happen when I print from Edge, nor when printing documents (pdf, notepad or anything NOT from a website), so the problem has to be in Firefox.

Asked by peggie 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

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the list of tabs does not update when i shut down my pc after browsing and restart it and start firefox and the old list of tabs is still displayed in restore t

the list of tabs does not update when i shut down my pc after browsing and restart it and start firefox and the old list of tabs is still displayed in restore tabs sectio… (read more)

the list of tabs does not update when i shut down my pc after browsing and restart it and start firefox and the old list of tabs is still displayed in restore tabs section.

Asked by ms7.umar185 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago