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Firefox 36 does not save my session

Hello everyone, the last two days firefox 36 does not load or save (I cannot understand) my session. I can see that the sessionstore.js is not empty, the option from the… (read more)

Hello everyone,

the last two days firefox 36 does not load or save (I cannot understand) my session. I can see that the sessionstore.js is not empty, the option from the preferences to show my windows and tabs from last time. And I tried to change the options from about:config regarding the sessionstore variables. Can someone help me figure out what is wrong with my browser. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit

thanks, Haris

Asked by haorfani 5 years ago

Answered by haorfani 5 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 5 years ago

Last reply by erhany 5 years ago

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"Restore previous session" sometimes only restore partial Tabs and Windows.

Hi guys, I'm a desktop Firefox user for many years now and am currently using version 39 on Windows 8. I realized on some rare occasion (10% of less of the time), the "R… (read more)

Hi guys, I'm a desktop Firefox user for many years now and am currently using version 39 on Windows 8.

I realized on some rare occasion (10% of less of the time), the "Restore previous session" button only partially restore the Tabs and Windows from my previous session.

For example, normally I have at least 4 windows of Firefox opened (each window having 10 Tabs say for example). To rephrase it, it's basically 40 Tabs spread on 4 separate Firefox windows. Now usually when I end my session and restore it the next time, 90% of the time all 4 windows (and 40 Tabs) will comes back.

But on rare occasions, one of the window will not every come back. Meaning only 3 windows comes back. The other window with all it's Tabs will be gone.

I find it quite strange. It had happened to me before on slightly older version of Firefox and windows 7.

Even though it happened not very often but it's kind of a problem because one of the window might contain really useful Tabs.

I would appreciate if anyone with any ideas or suggestions would kindly come forward and share it with me. Thank you so much !

Asked by Kakikukeko 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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When firefox starts, it does not remember tabs from previous session

As the question states, with this newest iteration of Firefox, tabs from a previous session will not reload in my browser. I have checked the option that says "When Firef… (read more)

As the question states, with this newest iteration of Firefox, tabs from a previous session will not reload in my browser. I have checked the option that says "When Firefox starts: show tabs and windows from last time". Also, I've toggled FF to remember my browser history. Anyone else having this problem?

Asked by pjlmac 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 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 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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When Firefox restores my tabs from last time, it doesn't always remember where I've scrolled to

I have Firefox set to "Show my windows and tabs from last time" on startup. Since upgrading to Firefox 41, I've noticed that it doesn't always remember where I've scroll… (read more)

I have Firefox set to "Show my windows and tabs from last time" on startup. Since upgrading to Firefox 41, I've noticed that it doesn't always remember where I've scrolled to in all of the tabs, which it did perfectly before. Typically not every single tab is affected, but usually a decent portion are. Firefox 41.0.1 did not fix the issue.

Asked by aroskuski 4 years ago

Answered by aroskuski 4 years ago

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Lately whenever I open a new window, my last used websites load even though I didn't want that option

When I open a new window my last used websites load. In the 'Options' section, I have it as 'Show My Home Page'. No matter how I change it, the websites still show up whe… (read more)

When I open a new window my last used websites load. In the 'Options' section, I have it as 'Show My Home Page'. No matter how I change it, the websites still show up when I open a new window. Why does this happen?

Asked by aznpwincess 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Restore session saves login token

When I close Firefox and open it again I am no longer logged into my Google account as is normal (I ask that my login information not be saved). However if I use the rest… (read more)

When I close Firefox and open it again I am no longer logged into my Google account as is normal (I ask that my login information not be saved). However if I use the restore previous session option then I am logged back into my Google accounts. Why is the login token not expired on closing, and is still valid after restoring a previous session?

This happens even when disabling all add-ons.

Asked by Belliger 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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"Show my windows and tabs from last time" not working

I have "show my windows and tabs from last time" selected, but when I close Firefox and then re-open it, it doesn't do it. I'm working on a PC with Windows 7 and Firefox… (read more)

I have "show my windows and tabs from last time" selected, but when I close Firefox and then re-open it, it doesn't do it. I'm working on a PC with Windows 7 and Firefox 44.0. Any help greatly appreciated!

Asked by Queenmab100 4 years ago

Answered by Queenmab100 4 years ago

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Firefox 44.0.2 refusing to commit startup options settings, reverting back to homepage on startup

I have tried every trick I know to get Firefox 44.0.2 to remember my options setting to "Show my windows and tabs from last time", however it keeps reverting back to "Sho… (read more)

I have tried every trick I know to get Firefox 44.0.2 to remember my options setting to "Show my windows and tabs from last time", however it keeps reverting back to "Show my homepage". Any suggestions and/or tips would be appreciated.

Asked by J. King 4 years ago

Answered by J. King 4 years ago

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Firefox not updating sessionstore-backups files; restores outdated session

Whenever I restart Firefox (or it crashes), the restored tabs are out of date, sometimes by several days. As far as I can tell, FF is only updating the files in [myprofi… (read more)

Whenever I restart Firefox (or it crashes), the restored tabs are out of date, sometimes by several days. As far as I can tell, FF is only updating the files in [myprofile]\sessionstore-backups when I restart the browser. At this moment (about 22:00 local time) recovery.js and recovery.bak haven't been updated since yesterday at 11:51 (over 34 hours). That's when I restarted FF to allow an extension to update.

In about:config, all the browser.sessionstore.* values except upgradeBackup.latestBuildID are set to default. In particular, browser.sessionstore.interval = 15000.

I recently updated to 46.0, but this problem existed before the update and has continued.

Asked by jjjdavidson 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox doesn't restore previous session tabs

I'm using Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.11; rv:46.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/46.0 When I click on the red button and the i reopen firefox, it doesn't restore t… (read more)

I'm using Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.11; rv:46.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/46.0 When I click on the red button and the i reopen firefox, it doesn't restore the previous tabs. I also check all the hints written here https://support.mozilla.org/it/questions/1084632. And now I cannot click on history/restore previous session but only restore closed tabs

Asked by vortagor 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 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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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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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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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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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