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Stored session not be updated after close Firefox and return to the state last time.

Hi, currently I opened many tabs in Firefox with tree style tab. Recently I found that my session not restore to the point I closed it but the specific time. (In this ca… (read more)

Hi, currently I opened many tabs in Firefox with tree style tab. Recently I found that my session not restore to the point I closed it but the specific time. (In this case, the session I close on 2020/03/12). For the tab I opened/closed after that seems not be stored. I also checked and found that the sessionstore.jsonlz4 was not updated. As my knowledge that this file should be removed when Firefox executed but it seems not. I may wish to ask if there is any solution to fix this problem while keep my current open tabs. Thanks for the help.

Asked by Black Cat 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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Firefox forces a restart and says it will restore tabs. It does not. Restore previous session option under menu is always grayed out.

Restore option is also grayed out in preferences. There is no way to restore tabs and it lies when it says it will restore them after the forced reboot. It virtually de… (read more)

Restore option is also grayed out in preferences. There is no way to restore tabs and it lies when it says it will restore them after the forced reboot. It virtually destroys al my work configuring multiple windows on a frequent ( at least monthly) basis. It appears all information about restoring tabs or sessions is obsolete.

Asked by singogli123 7 months ago

Last reply by Scott.Starker 6 months 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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I have set preferences to restore previous session when starting, closed tabs, no tabs restored, and no option to do so

I have set preferences to restore previous session, closed tabs, and there was no session restore, no was there a possibility to find this option in history / library Pr… (read more)

I have set preferences to restore previous session, closed tabs, and there was no session restore, no was there a possibility to find this option in history / library Privacy and security were set to remember history. It's very annoying as I closed tabs thinking I could restores.

I do not know how to do this as suggested in other threads - "You need to replace the sessionstore.jsonlz4 in profile folder with the recovery.jsonlz4 file (i.e. rename the file) to make Firefox use this sessionstore file" Please give more step by step instructions, am new to Mac. What profile folder? where?

Asked by pamann88 1 year ago

Last reply by pamann88 1 year ago

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Why Can't I Restore Previous Tabs Like Google Chrome

With chrome I can easily restore previous session of tabs (27 in this case - image is attached). But with firefox, I only get once chance to restore the tabs using the "r… (read more)

With chrome I can easily restore previous session of tabs (27 in this case - image is attached).

But with firefox, I only get once chance to restore the tabs using the "restore previous session" button. If you click somewhere else once, you have to go hunting through your history, And if you had any tabs opened that you didnt visit yesterday, they dont even show up in the history.

Extremely frustrating, Really wish firefox was more like chrome in this aspect.

Asked by satbal 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Closed tabs keep on appearing although not open when quit

Three tabs keep opening although closed in previous sessions. That happens whichever method I use to have tabs open from the previous session, i.e. making the preference… (read more)

Three tabs keep opening although closed in previous sessions. That happens whichever method I use to have tabs open from the previous session, i.e. making the preference to open tabs from previous session OR to set the preference to a single tab and set the browser in about:config to give me the option to save tabs. The tabs are NOT in history.

The urls of the tabs are as follows : https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/%40import https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/url https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/url

Is there a solution to this problem?

Asked by ender21 2 years ago

Answered by ender21 1 year ago

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When I try to restore tabs from sessionstore-backups they don't work. Any solution?

This morning when I opened Firefox, instead of opening my many windows and tabs from my previous session as usual it opened only my homepage. There was some message about… (read more)

This morning when I opened Firefox, instead of opening my many windows and tabs from my previous session as usual it opened only my homepage. There was some message about it having difficulty and suggesting I do a reset of Firefox, which I wasn't interested in doing. I didn't pay it much mind at the time.

I am running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit with latest updates on a Desktop computer and I use Windows File History backup system to backup the sessionstore-backups folder of my profile, among others.

However, when I tried to replace sessionstore.jsonlz4 with a renamed recovery.jsonlz4 or similar from any of my many backups (after quitting Firefox), when I reopened Firefox it just opened my home page. The files are about 113 KB. I tried replacing sessionstore.jsonlz4 with one of the much smaller files from today's browsing and they worked ok.

I wasn't allowed to attach one of the files here.

I'm a bit peeved as it seems I've lost all my windows and tabs, and I thought I'd protected myself against that eventuality, at least in such an apparently simple and mild mishap.

Any suggestions on getting my tabs back?

Thanks, Paul

Asked by paullmajor 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Firefox 60 does not respect "When Firefox starts" setting - it always starts by "Show your windows and tabs from last time", I have "Show a blank page" selected

I have tried changing the selection and closing Firefox. Then changing it back and closing Firefox. My selection always shows correctly (the last selection I made) on i… (read more)

I have tried changing the selection and closing Firefox. Then changing it back and closing Firefox. My selection always shows correctly (the last selection I made) on in the "Options-General" page, but Firefox always starts as if "Show your windows and tabs from last time" is selected, regardless of the option chosen. Thanks in advance!

Asked by RandyHintz 2 years ago

Answered by RandyHintz 2 years ago

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Restore Previous Session is not restoring all of the previous tabs

I just tried restoring my previous session but it is only bringing back my most recent tabs. I tried using the recovery files from the sessinstore-backups folder but they… (read more)

I just tried restoring my previous session but it is only bringing back my most recent tabs. I tried using the recovery files from the sessinstore-backups folder but they yield the same results. I found other posts mentioning https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/scrounger.html so I tried that. This shows me many more links than what are being restored through Firefox. Is there any way to fix the files so my session restores properly? There are multiple restore session links within my previous restore session file and I'd like to get them back. I have also seen various suggestions to rename the .jsonlz4 files to.json and then open them with Firefox, Scratchpad etc. but I get the error: SyntaxError: JSON.parse: unexpected character at line 1 column 1 of the JSON data

I am currently running version 60.0.2 (64-bit)

Asked by wagar2 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Tabs keep getting redirected to pages from one specific old session

tabs automatically redirect (Seeminly at random times) to tabs that were part of a browsing session i saved in session buddy 3 wks ago. Tried disabling session buddy, cle… (read more)

tabs automatically redirect (Seeminly at random times) to tabs that were part of a browsing session i saved in session buddy 3 wks ago. Tried disabling session buddy, clearing history, CCleaner, Malware bytes, hosts file. Ublock origin, flashblock, ghostery are installed.

Asked by shmoo 2 years ago

Last reply by shmoo 2 years ago

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Firefox 60.0.2 (Mac) repeatedly opens to 'can't restore previous session', but restores after selecting 'restore previous tabs'.

Since the last update, Firefox almost always opens to a 'can't restore previous', but restores correctly after selecting 'restore previous tabs.' Also occurs with add-on… (read more)

Since the last update, Firefox almost always opens to a 'can't restore previous', but restores correctly after selecting 'restore previous tabs.' Also occurs with add-on's disabled.

Typically, browser screen flashes for a second on start-up, quickly closes and then reopens with the error message described above.

Only other programs resident are Onedrive, Avast (free version), Malware Bytes (free version).

Asked by Offidano 2 years ago

Last reply by user1504726 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 2 years ago

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Can't restore my previous session--60.0.2 (64 bit)

Today when I started FF I found only one tab open. I had pinned tabs & others. In the FF menu there is no item, "Restore Previous Session", nor anywhere else I can fi… (read more)

Today when I started FF I found only one tab open. I had pinned tabs & others. In the FF menu there is no item, "Restore Previous Session", nor anywhere else I can find.

On advice I saved a copy of my sessionstore-backups folder to my desktop. But I can't find an option to restore either them or the ones that should have been saved.

What do I do next? Thanks.

Asked by FireFox Sync 2 years ago

Last reply by FireFox Sync 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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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 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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instead of opening a new blank window firefox opens 65 tabs from a couple of years ago

usually firefox remembers my windows and tabs from the previous session. sometimes instead it will open a very old window from about 2 years ago that has 65 tabs in it. s… (read more)

usually firefox remembers my windows and tabs from the previous session. sometimes instead it will open a very old window from about 2 years ago that has 65 tabs in it. sometimes these are appended before the previous session's tabs. kind of unwieldly. this old window also opens when i choose new window from the file menu. to open a new blank window i have have to tear off a new blank tab.

Asked by ddv340 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Not able to restore previous session

Firefox became unresponsive and I closed the program. Upon reopening it, I could not restore my previous session like I normally can. This only happened a few minutes ag… (read more)

Firefox became unresponsive and I closed the program. Upon reopening it, I could not restore my previous session like I normally can. This only happened a few minutes ago.

I've have two files that I found in the Firefox folder sessionstore-backups (BAKLZ4 file and JSONLZ4 file) if you need them.

Asked by mrud 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How do i restore tabs from the session previous to the previous session?

Hi there I had a Firefox session of 30 tabs open this morning, some running for several weeks. When restarting I opened the main home page plus a page about darts (which … (read more)

Hi there I had a Firefox session of 30 tabs open this morning, some running for several weeks. When restarting I opened the main home page plus a page about darts (which i dont even like) - and accidentally closed it again before restoring the session.

Upon reopening and attempting the usual 'restore previous session' it now thinks the previous session is the one with just the homepage and the darts story - not my orignial 30 tabs. 

How do I restore the 30 tabs!? Surely there must be a way. I'm not very firefox savy so haven't tried renaming files etc.

Please help F

Asked by fredj000 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 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 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 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