When Firefox crashes, there are times when, on restart, there is no "restore session" option. It is greyed out in all places, and all of the previous tabs are lost. I sav… (read more)
When Firefox crashes, there are times when, on restart, there is no "restore session" option. It is greyed out in all places, and all of the previous tabs are lost. I save tabs across many months.
Previously, I have saved a recent sessionstore.js file from the profile. Then, when this occurs, I go to the profile, delete and replace the sessionstore.js file with the saved one, and have a reasonably recent recovery of the tabs.
In this version of Firefox, 36.0.1, there is no sessionstore.js file in the profile (see screenshot 1). So, where is it?
There is a new folder called session-store backups (see screenshot 2). Reasonably, I looked in there.
There is no sessionstore.js file in that folder. There are files called recovery.js and recovery.bak in that folder. Each is dated today--3/6/2015
Is the new idea that if Firefox crashes and the tabs are not recoverable, that you rename the the recovery.js file as sessionstore.js and put it in the profile?
Or is the sessionstore.js file now in a new location?
I would always like to have a recent backup of sessionstore.js, having learned from past crashes that this is a good idea!
As an extra bonus, I have also added a screenshot of the profile folder and location (screenshot 4).
Dr. Alan J. Lipman