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How to restore previous sessions from old hard drive that died

My old hard drive died I couldn't recover it. I cannot mount the disk to another OS etc. The session files cannot be retrived. However I had over 100 tabs open in Fire… (read more)

My old hard drive died I couldn't recover it. I cannot mount the disk to another OS etc. The session files cannot be retrived. However I had over 100 tabs open in Firefox I want to retrieve before the disk crashed. I was signed in to firefox all the time in the old computer.

I now have a new computer, I signed in to firefox and I can recover the bookmarks. But I don't see any option to recover the lots of tabs and sessions from my previous dead disk. It seems there is tab sync options between 2 devices that is concurrently signed in. But I can't sign in to a dead disk. I also can't recover the file.

How can I reteive my old sessions with many tabs? I'm hoping firefox have a way of knowing all my tabs since I was signed in and sync before the disk crash.

Asked by abc 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

Firefox update

Hi I just clicked on my Firefox to open it and was met with a new update tab, and all my tabs had disappeared, which I have had happen to me in the past and ended up los… (read more)

Hi

I just clicked on my Firefox to open it and was met with a new update tab, and all my tabs had disappeared, which I have had happen to me in the past and ended up losing everything after closing Firefox and reopening it again.

So with that in mind I went to History and everything was greyed out, and so had no option but to close my browser, thinking that maybe that it had opened that one to tell me about the update and if I reopened it all my tabs would be there. Is there anyway I can retrieve all my tabs?.

Thanks

Asked by lockettlee8 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

Setting new Tabs to open to my home page

I used to be able to open a new tab and have it open to my standard home page. Now the only options are blank or the firefox page for a new tab. WHY??? I want to see my h… (read more)

I used to be able to open a new tab and have it open to my standard home page. Now the only options are blank or the firefox page for a new tab. WHY??? I want to see my home page when I open a new tab.

Asked by Bill 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

New tabs crashing

Hi, having an issue where new tabs crash while browsing. Will be fine for 30 minutes or so but opening a new tab/clicking on a bookmark leads to Gah. Your tab just crash… (read more)

Hi, having an issue where new tabs crash while browsing.

Will be fine for 30 minutes or so but opening a new tab/clicking on a bookmark leads to Gah. Your tab just crashed.

Using a working tab is OK as long as I stay on the same site.

All drivers are updated.

Once it happens, I close my browser and I am then fine for a while.

Removed all themes/add-ons in case of conflict but still same issue so re-added.

Any advice appreciated.

Asked by aidan8 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

tab hover (nightly) nightmare

I have just udated nightly. the tab hover shows a bunch of useless info. is there a way to get rid of it? apart from the image, that seems to be tweaked ibn settings for … (read more)

I have just udated nightly. the tab hover shows a bunch of useless info. is there a way to get rid of it? apart from the image, that seems to be tweaked ibn settings for now, I don't need such a verbose mode. every usual surfer needs just and extended reading of the page title, that is usually cut when you have many tabs. I switched to FF because chrome conf made it unusable. hope FF isn't going into the same direction. Thanks for any help. andrea.

Asked by andrea menon 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Cannot reorder or detach tabs after having done it once

So I have an issue where I am unable to reorder or detach tabs after having detached one tab. When I start Firefox I am able to reorder my tabs as much as I want, but onc… (read more)

So I have an issue where I am unable to reorder or detach tabs after having detached one tab. When I start Firefox I am able to reorder my tabs as much as I want, but once I detach one tab both functionalities do not work anymore.

- Firefox version 126.0 on Kubuntu 24.04 - After restarting Firefox I am able to do it again once - After rebooting I am also able to do it again once - The same issue in private window - I have refreshed Firefox through Help -> More troubleshooting information - Disabled all my add-ons - Tried it in Troubleshoot mode

I cannot seem to find a real answer online. Does somebody here have a solution for me :-)?

Asked by legousk 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Closing a tab next to an unloaded one jumps to previous tab

Hi, If I have an unloaded tab on right of the current tab and I close the current one, instead of going to the right tab, which is the unloaded one, it jumps to another … (read more)

Hi,

If I have an unloaded tab on right of the current tab and I close the current one, instead of going to the right tab, which is the unloaded one, it jumps to another tab which I'm not sure has what relation to it, it certainly is not the tab that opened it.

I removed every modified entry of "Browser.tab" in About:Config, installed "Select After Closing Tab", no result.

Thanks

Asked by Silliness7034 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

Firefox jumps unloaded tabs when closing an adjacent one

If you close a tab that is next to one or more unloaded tabs, firefox jumps those and opens the next one that is loaded. Is there a way to disable this so upon closing it… (read more)

If you close a tab that is next to one or more unloaded tabs, firefox jumps those and opens the next one that is loaded. Is there a way to disable this so upon closing it would open the right tab, whether loaded or not. I tried "Select After Closing" add-on, didn't fix it. Disabled Auto Unloading via about:config, same result.

Asked by Silliness7034 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

Cannot move tabs, till Firefox restart

Hi. Randomly, but very often, I cannot drag and drop move tabs. Other moving (p.e. "move to beginning") does work. After restart of Firefox, it works again - till it rand… (read more)

Hi. Randomly, but very often, I cannot drag and drop move tabs. Other moving (p.e. "move to beginning") does work. After restart of Firefox, it works again - till it randomly does not.

Current Firefox (126.0) Kubuntu Installed via Snap

Asked by tobiasgriese 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

Can't go anywhere using Firefox

I can log into Firefox, but if I try to click on nay other websites, the URL comes up, but nothing loads. I try to refresh the page, but the refresh 'circle' is greyed ou… (read more)

I can log into Firefox, but if I try to click on nay other websites, the URL comes up, but nothing loads. I try to refresh the page, but the refresh 'circle' is greyed out and doesn't work. Then it's as if my mouse pointer is broken; I can't click on anything. Everything works fine in EDGE and other browsers. This seems to have happened after the last Firefox update. I have cleared my cache and data, and refreshed Firefox. So far, no good.

Asked by Gary Brown 2 weeks ago

Last reply by riyana sam 2 weeks ago

Session set back to as it was 9 months ago following an unexpected restart and update.

My computer has been having some problems lately: Any rough handling might trigger the computer to shut off instantly or restart automatically. This is likely a hardware … (read more)

My computer has been having some problems lately: Any rough handling might trigger the computer to shut off instantly or restart automatically. This is likely a hardware issue, probably a loose battery or something. The Firefox-related issue is that sometimes, upon turning the computer back on, something odd happens to my browser session: It is set back to three months earlier. The recent browsing button show everything having been browsed three months ago; but when I check my history, all my most recent tabs are there. This is tedious whenever it happens, as I have to spend about an hour manually opening everything I've lost (that I want to keep) from history. If there's a way to bulk re-open a bunch of tabs, I don't know how. All that has become something of a routine annoyance (it happens maybe once every two months) but I'd gotten used to it and it wasn't really an urgent problem. Today, however, I dropped my phone on my laptop, triggering a restart and a blue screen with a message that said something like "we're cleaning things up for you." It's what usually happens when I drop something on or accidentally elbow my thinkbad. (More commonly I move my computer a little bit and it just shuts off completely, goes black.) Before this happened I was due a firefox update, and I found it had done so when I turned my computer back on. I realised immediately that I had lost some tabs, and I assumed that it was just a three month setback. Upon opening my recent browsing though, I found out with horror that I'd been set back nine months. I cannot restore from a nine month period manually. I don't have the time, energy or willpower. I'm asking here if anyone knows how to bulk restore tabs from history or how to restore my session to how it was just a few hours ago. Thanks

Asked by Robin Dabrowski-Haverty 4 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 weeks ago

Restore tabs after factory reset

Help please. I had to factory reset my laptop (or rather, an IT support person took over my machine and reset it before I could back up things properly!). I was not able… (read more)

Help please.

I had to factory reset my laptop (or rather, an IT support person took over my machine and reset it before I could back up things properly!). I was not able to restore my previously opened tabs (there were a lot, like >100). It appears that all of those tabs still are showing on my mobile version of firefox as 'synced tabs'. Is there a way to pull that sync information from my phone to my laptop? If I press on "synchronise tabs" will the phone receive my laptops current tabs (not what i want), or will it update the laptop (what i do want)?

Thank you.

125.0.3 (64-bit)

Asked by KNAPPO 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

Multiple Failed Attempts to Recover Previous Session (Tabs) After Reinstalling Firefox

My "recovery.jsonlz4" file from a previous install will not reopen my previous session (tabs) after the new installation. Before deleting my previous installation of Fir… (read more)

My "recovery.jsonlz4" file from a previous install will not reopen my previous session (tabs) after the new installation.

Before deleting my previous installation of Firefox (for a clean install), I did two things: I created a restore point, and I did a backup of my old data.

The data consists of: bookmarks-2024-05-10.json

These folders: C:\Users\[machinename]\AppData\Local C:\Users\[machinename]\AppData\Roaming C:\Computer Files\Mozilla Firefox\distribution C:\Program Data\Mozilla-1de4eexxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx

Within "Roaming" I have Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default-release\sessionstore-backups

In that sessionstore-backup, I have a "recovery.baklz4" (most recent session, I'm guessing) and three others that look like "upgrade.jsonlz4-2024xxxxxxxxxxx

With Firefox closed, I took a copy of "recovery.baklz4" (745 KB) and pasted it into the current sessionstore-backups file, then I changed the file to "recovery.jsonlz4".

I thought that when I reopened Firefox, my previous tabs would appear. They didn't. So, I went to the menu, then to History, and clicked on Recover Previous Session. That didn't do anything either. And it reduced the size of the *.jsonlz4 file from 745 KB to 6 KB.

I'm not sure what I've done wrong. Can you help me out?

Thank you.

Frank

Asked by Frank 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

Search data jump to the URL bar

I enter my search data or search item description into the Firefox window central to the screen, the input word and following description immediately jumps to the URL ba… (read more)

I enter my search data or search item description into the Firefox window central to the screen, the input word and following description immediately jumps to the URL bar. How can I stop this annoying operation

Asked by John McBratney 1 month ago

Last reply by Agent virtuel 1 month ago