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so ever since I updated your ...browser..When I try to restore tabs after firefox crashes my Windows appear but only one has the tabs?

seriously I have restarted my computer 11 times;cleared cache; downloaded your new add on; REPEATEDLY ran a scan on everything INCLUDING your browser. and for some rea… (read more)

seriously I have restarted my computer 11 times;cleared cache; downloaded your new add on; REPEATEDLY ran a scan on everything INCLUDING your browser.

and for some reason this only started after your stupid forced update :/

also note: I have MANY important tabs I need to get back :/

they appear during the "restore tabs" page just fine; I scrolled through and everything was there

Asked by Pissedcunsumer 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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Firefox opens and tries to restore a session then becomes unresponsive.

I have used Firefox for years and have loved it. I have it on my HP desktop, my MS Surface Pro and on my Android phone. It works perfectly on the phone but will not fun… (read more)

I have used Firefox for years and have loved it. I have it on my HP desktop, my MS Surface Pro and on my Android phone. It works perfectly on the phone but will not function on either my Surface Pro or on my HP desktop. I have removed the sync and have reloaded the app numerous times. Most recently it didn't reinstall my favorite toolbar so I am flummoxed. I just upgraded to Win10 and downloaded the new version but the same thing happens.

Help! I really like Firefox but can't continue this way.

Asked by lksmith111 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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"Restore Previous Session" isn't working.

I just re-opened Firefox after closing it with several dozen tabs open, and it made no apparent effort to bring them back. The traditional button has not appeared, and t… (read more)

I just re-opened Firefox after closing it with several dozen tabs open, and it made no apparent effort to bring them back. The traditional button has not appeared, and the option to do so under "History" is greyed out. A previous answer pointed me to the "profile folder", but I have no idea how to do anything useful there, and anyway, there's no "sessionstore.js" that I can see. Or is that the problem, somehow?

Asked by Cas_Warner 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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I am not sure how this happened, I had a few windows opened that I was working on , they are gone.. they used to open when I restarted the computer but it's not

hello I love firefox I used to be able to go back to the pages I was working on after I restarted ( it would say restore session ) that isn't happening.. also, my saved… (read more)

hello I love firefox I used to be able to go back to the pages I was working on after I restarted ( it would say restore session ) that isn't happening.. also, my saved bookmarks that were under where you put the URL aren't showing up.. it's like have a whole new firefox and I have to put in sites that I use ALOT every time now when it used to remember they for me hope you can help me thanks Renee

Asked by reneedektor5688 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox opening extra window

This just started happening fairly recently: When I click on an URL link, and Firefox is not already running, the linked page opens in one window and my home page opens i… (read more)

This just started happening fairly recently:

When I click on an URL link, and Firefox is not already running, the linked page opens in one window and my home page opens in a 2nd window when Firefox starts up. Can I set it so that if I just open the browser, it will open to my home page, but if I click a linked URL, only the linked page will open? I thought that's how it was working for years until recently.

Asked by LindaH 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Session recovery files are not opening

Hello everybody. I'm having trouble loading back-uped session after Firefox didn't load opened tabs. I have made a copy of whole folder called 'session-store backups' and… (read more)

Hello everybody. I'm having trouble loading back-uped session after Firefox didn't load opened tabs. I have made a copy of whole folder called 'session-store backups' and have these files:

previous.js

recovery.bak

recovery.js

upgrade.js-20160604131506

upgrade.js-20160623154057

upgrade.js-20160823121617

Following instructions I found on this site I copied each file to profile folder and renamed to 'sessionstore.js' with no firefox running. This method worked only with 'upgrade.js-xxx' files however 'upgrade.js-xxx' files contain only half tabs I have in other files. How can I load other files then? Why Firefox is not loading them?

Asked by ACTIVECOLORS 4 years ago

Last reply by ACTIVECOLORS 4 years ago

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Can I use 'previous.jsonlz4' to restore a previous session?

Recently my computer crashed and when I re-opened it firefox came up with restore. However, instead of restoring the way I'm used to it working, it restored 1 empty tab. … (read more)

Recently my computer crashed and when I re-opened it firefox came up with restore. However, instead of restoring the way I'm used to it working, it restored 1 empty tab. I've tried looking through solutions here but they either didn't work when I tried them or I struggled to make sense of them. I tried looking for direct firefox support with no luck so I'm seeing if this does anything. I managed to salvage 2 files from 4 days ago being my previous file and my upgrade file. Can I restore tabs from between 1 hour ago to 10 days ago with this?

Asked by CausticFoil 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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Problem: Firefox often tries to restore my tabs even though I want just my three homepages to open on launch (April 28, 2018)

I have https://www.bostonmagazine.com/, https://www.bostonglobe.com/ and https://njmonthly.com/ as my three home pages in my Firefox, and I always want Firefox to open ju… (read more)

I have https://www.bostonmagazine.com/, https://www.bostonglobe.com/ and https://njmonthly.com/ as my three home pages in my Firefox, and I always want Firefox to open just those three pages on launch every time since I want a nice, clean Firefox experience at all times, especially when I'm at work or school. It often tells me it's having trouble bringing my tabs back even though I've told it to open my three home pages on launch in Options. I'll attach anything anyone with Mozilla needs to correct this major annoyance!

Asked by Thomas James "Tom" Seymour 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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How to recover previous session when firefox decides to ignore previous session data

So: I toggled 'restore my previous session on startup: and it had been working, but i recall an old bug where sometimes exiting would choose to 'close' the windows behind… (read more)

So: I toggled 'restore my previous session on startup: and it had been working, but i recall an old bug where sometimes exiting would choose to 'close' the windows behind it, but at least that old bug i could clear with the 'recently closed windows' feature... Today I was prompted to reboot to install updates on my software, and lo an behold, my previous session is gone. Again. And it isn't available in the previously closed tabs.

  • struggles to avoid swearing*

So: I google the matter and find this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1204253 Cool: wait... my previous.js currently CONTAINS my previous session, but firefox said I didn't HAVE a previous session on startup. What is going on here? I'm assuming it could be a bug from the windows update, firefox updating or everything updating at the same time. Probably.

So how to make use of the data? i have like 60 tabs here: i don't want to reopen them manually one at a time: oooh this one suggests you can do it manually! https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1144320 But is the above folder the right place for the renamed file? or somewhere else in firefox memory?

Best to ask properly: and suggest that Firefox Sticky a thread for containing the useful 'how to fix when things actually break instead of saying 'just turn it on and it will be good' because this is not the first time firefox has pulled this stunt on me: Bad Canine companion. Stop being Naughty, more web browsing less burning of data please.

Anyway: Could anyone give advice on how to persuade firefox to actually look at previous,js when it seems to ignore it on boot sometimes?

Asked by RandomFrustration 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years 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- 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 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 6 years ago

Last reply by erhany 6 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 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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My restore session is blank and cant get my previous tabs back.

My laptop crashed and upon the restart when i opened firefox the restore session page was blank and would not let me do anything so i left it open and opened other tabs b… (read more)

My laptop crashed and upon the restart when i opened firefox the restore session page was blank and would not let me do anything so i left it open and opened other tabs but how do i get the tabs from my previous session.

Asked by aidansouth 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Browser crashed, sessions lost, manager won't restore; Help!

57.0.4 Browser crashed, Recently closed tabs and Recently closed windows are gone, blindsided by the updated FF version. I installed a new Mysession manager plugin but th… (read more)

57.0.4 Browser crashed, Recently closed tabs and Recently closed windows are gone, blindsided by the updated FF version. I installed a new Mysession manager plugin but that doesn't restore the ones I lost. Where are the old sessions stored and how can I restore them? The browser is not offering that function any longer! Please understand I'm not a developer or programmer and complex solutions don't work for me.

Asked by germeten 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago