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restore previous session grayed out and I cant find the backups

Power went out and now FF has none of my tabs from previous session. I'm not positive and maybe someone was trying to help in my absence but I don't think I restarted FF … (read more)

Power went out and now FF has none of my tabs from previous session. I'm not positive and maybe someone was trying to help in my absence but I don't think I restarted FF twice without saving a backup copy of the .js lot. The last time I went through this was in Dec. 2016. I don't want to have to go there to restore. HELP

Asked by TBUsseer 2 years ago

Last reply by TBUsseer 2 years ago

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Show my windows and tabs from last time option doesn't save / not working.

I switch to: "Show my windows and tabs from last time" when Firefox starts. This option is offered on Firefox General/Options page. "Show my windows and tabs from last t… (read more)

I switch to: "Show my windows and tabs from last time" when Firefox starts. This option is offered on Firefox General/Options page. "Show my windows and tabs from last time doesn't work". The "Firefox default page" appears instead. I do not want the default page & I did not pick it. I have been using Firefox for years & never had this problem before. Please help.

Asked by jjanvil 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Firefox dropping sessions - running out of space?

This has been going on for a few months, but I have a strange bug where Firefox will start instantly closing sessions. If I clear my cookies it will fix the issue tempora… (read more)

This has been going on for a few months, but I have a strange bug where Firefox will start instantly closing sessions. If I clear my cookies it will fix the issue temporarily, but a couple days later it will come back. It's almost like it's running out of space in one of my local .sqlite caches. I've particularly noticed that this happens for a specific domain where I regularly access lots of subdomains (100+ subdomains of a single domain) - it might be coincidental, but I thought that there might be some single-domain cookie storage limit, but from what I've read that limit should be very large and none of the stored cookies are very large and I don't seem to be having this issue in Chrome which - as far as I can tell - has the same single-domain cookie storage limit. Is there a limit to the number of cookies that it will store for a single domain (across subdomains)? Any insight would be much appreciated!

Asked by benjamin247 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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where the #@%!# are my tabs?

1) Kept getting bugged to "update FF ASAP" ... so I did (to 52.6.0 ESR) 2) After Update installed, some freaky popup "...choose either Safe mode or Refresh" 3) Chose "… (read more)

1) Kept getting bugged to "update FF ASAP" ... so I did (to 52.6.0 ESR) 2) After Update installed, some freaky popup "...choose either Safe mode or Refresh" 3) Chose "Refresh" & re-started FF (yet again!) 4) Now I have NO CLUE about the 14 Tabs that existed & were perfectly accessible BEFORE all of the above. 5) RESTORE window shows NO TABS whatsoever (although it suggests I "Click on one..." that I may think is problematic) 6) HISTORY has those 14 tabs/URL's BURIED SOMEWHERE among the hundreds of other URL's I've since visited & closed

                                      ###  MY QUESTIONS  ###

7) HOW can I now reconstruct those 14 Tabs now Disappeared? 8) WHY am I feeling like a complete IDIOT for having done the "right thing" and Updated FF on my computer?????

Any Helpful and Relevant suggestions, anyone?

Asked by jerswing 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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duplicate tabs on restore session

I have FF quantum 60.0.1 (64-bit) set to "Show your windows and tabs from last time", however, when it starts up, it opens duplicate tabs for some of the tabs. Sometimes… (read more)

I have FF quantum 60.0.1 (64-bit) set to "Show your windows and tabs from last time", however, when it starts up, it opens duplicate tabs for some of the tabs. Sometimes 3 of the same tab in different locations on the tab bar. I know which are the dupes because there is no history. Any idea what's causing that?

Asked by mpsmom 2 years ago

Last reply by mpsmom 2 years ago

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After crash & restart, open tabs display "New Tab" rather than the page name or url

I have Firefox set to restore previous session. After crash, the restore displays the proper number of tabs, but none of them have the url or page name. I have restarted… (read more)

I have Firefox set to restore previous session. After crash, the restore displays the proper number of tabs, but none of them have the url or page name.

I have restarted Firefox in Safe Mode, and here are a few screen shots showing the tabs, and the files I have in the Macbook Finder.

The tabs that were open at the time of the crash appear to be saved in the history, but I'd like to just restore the session before the crash.

How can I do that?

Thanks!

Asked by VHarris 3 years ago

Last reply by VHarris 3 years ago

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Can't disable session restore

Firefox Quantum 65.0; Windows 10 Pro; Grammarly, OneTab, RES, uBlock Origin since about a week ago firefox always saves the open tabs and opens them after restarting the … (read more)

Firefox Quantum 65.0; Windows 10 Pro; Grammarly, OneTab, RES, uBlock Origin

since about a week ago firefox always saves the open tabs and opens them after restarting the browser. It happens automatically and I can't stop firefox from doing so. I want every tab to be closed when I shut down firefox and they shouldn't automatically be reopened.

The box for Session Restore is unchecked and in about:config browser.sessionstore.max_resumed_crashes is set to zero and firefox still automatically restores the sessions

Asked by Vulkanodox 1 year ago

Answered by Vulkanodox 1 year ago

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Sessions backed up in Session Manager are out-of-date.

Lately, when I have reopened Firefox, the tabs in my sessions have been out-of-date by a day or more. The same is true for every other backup session. I have Firefox 50.… (read more)

Lately, when I have reopened Firefox, the tabs in my sessions have been out-of-date by a day or more. The same is true for every other backup session.

I have Firefox 50.0.2 on Windows 10. Firefox was closed normally. Session Manager has been set to create a new backup every 10 minutes.

Another new issue is session restore reopening every tab at the start of my session instead of opening them only when the tab is accessed, as was the case previously. Is there any way to disable this feature?

Asked by aoc445 3 years ago

Last reply by John99 3 years ago

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FF 56.0 tabs replaced by blanks, possible "sessionstore.jsonlz4" file corruption

I have FF 56.0 x64 on GNU/Linux Debian 9 'stretch' exhibiting strange behaviour. When I close FF it saves opened tabs as expected, but when I start FF and click on some s… (read more)

I have FF 56.0 x64 on GNU/Linux Debian 9 'stretch' exhibiting strange behaviour.

When I close FF it saves opened tabs as expected, but when I start FF and click on some saved tabs to right-end (with icons and page titles) they become "about:blank" tabs without any history to go back. Look at screenshot to see how it looks now.

It looks like "sessionstore.jsonlz4" file corruption to me. I have backed up recovery.jsonlz4 and sessionstore.jsonlz4 and can send to FF devteam to help reproduce and debug this issue.

This post describes similar "tabs" issues and probably related to this bug: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1175839

Asked by sizeofbool 2 years ago

Last reply by sizeofbool 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 1 year 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 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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restore old tabs

I've been having this issue recently with whenever I open firefox my search engine is reset to Yahoo, so I decided to remove all my addons and and restart firefox to see … (read more)

I've been having this issue recently with whenever I open firefox my search engine is reset to Yahoo, so I decided to remove all my addons and and restart firefox to see if the addons where the cause behind it.

To my surprise FireFox only retored the last window that I closed instead of all the Windows I had open at the time.

Those old windows had some very important tabs that I need for an upcoming project.

I've tried opening FireFox again to look for a potential solution but no such luck, I have the found the old recover.bak file that I think has my old browsing data.

C:/Users/username/AppData/Roaming/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/9ds7hi8q.default/sessionstore-backups

I would really appreciate any help anyone could give me here, I've tried following the instructions given to other users with no such luck

Asked by Dafox 2 years ago

Last reply by WestEnd 2 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 3 years ago

Last reply by ACTIVECOLORS 3 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 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago