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Can't restore previous session - lost all of my open tabs

I have the most recent version of Firefox (29, I think) and when I just went to open my browser, my previous tabs were all gone. I have opened Firefox at least twice sin… (read more)

I have the most recent version of Firefox (29, I think) and when I just went to open my browser, my previous tabs were all gone. I have opened Firefox at least twice since I updated to the latest version and everything has been fine. The option to 'Restore previous session' is greyed out. I have tried going to the sessionstore.js and click on 'Previous Sessions' but it was empty. I tried to go into this folder again and received the follow error:

Script: c:\users\(name)\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\goa9m6ih.default\sessionstore.js Line: 1 Char: 11 Error: Expected ';' Code: 800A03EC Source: Microsoft JScript compilation error

I had about 20 tabs open and am just sick that I lost them all.  The startup for FF is still set to 'Use my tabs from previous session'.  Help!

Asked by andirobinson 7 years ago

Last reply by AOK1 7 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 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 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 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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Why is Firefox not opening an old session in "restore" option?

When I go to the "History" option, then "Show all history" and then "Restore" to a previous session from either yesterday or even a few days/weeks ago (and agree to all m… (read more)

When I go to the "History" option, then "Show all history" and then "Restore" to a previous session from either yesterday or even a few days/weeks ago (and agree to all my tabs being replaced by that previous session), it doesn't do anything. This option usually works for me and now it doesn't.

I have done hours of searching on how to get this to work and found nothing. More hours of searching other options on how to find previous sessions with .js files and get to a point in the instructions where I am lost and I understand absolutely nothing anymore.

- I have important tabs that need restoring asap!!

Can someone help please?

Asked by CEJF 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 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 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 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 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 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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"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 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 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 3 years ago

Last reply by user1504726 3 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 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 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

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Firefox launches with restore session and other issues - multiple users

Since updating to 58.2 over 40 of my users are all expericing the same multiple issues. Firefox always launches with "Sorry, We're having trouble getting your pages back.… (read more)

Since updating to 58.2 over 40 of my users are all expericing the same multiple issues.

Firefox always launches with "Sorry, We're having trouble getting your pages back." even when closing properly and having no other tabs open. (Setting the privacy options as custom and selecting "Clear history when Firefox closes" has solved this issue but it's not ideal for the workplace, users like to have their history.

Firefox is slow and sluggish and often freezes.

If you close firefox and try to launch it again a few seconds later then it wont launch because there's still a version in the background trying to close which can take up to 20 seconds.

The bookmarks toolbar is always hidden on launch. You have to right click and show toolbar to retrieve it everytime.

Because of these issues I've had to put everyone on chrome however I'd really like to get to the bottom of them all to revert back to Firefox.

Thanks

Asked by ac_cloud 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 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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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

Opening a new window loads a page from the recent history

Whenever I open a new page in firefox it automatically loads a page from the recent history in the new window. This is partly annoying because there is a delay waiting f… (read more)

Whenever I open a new page in firefox it automatically loads a page from the recent history in the new window. This is partly annoying because there is a delay waiting for it to load a page you don't want, but is also quite a big problem when it loads a page from the history that was a pop-up with a reduced size, and sometimes with settings that prevent you from changing the page address.

I don't know why it is doing this but it is unusable behaviour. I've tried restarting the computer (and firefox) but it is still doing it. This is version 92.0 for ubuntu.

Asked by Pastuso 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Firefox not opening with tabs from last session

I use Firefox on a PC, version 41. Typically, when I close Firefox at the end of the day, there are five or six open tabs. When I open it the next morning, all I get is… (read more)

I use Firefox on a PC, version 41. Typically, when I close Firefox at the end of the day, there are five or six open tabs. When I open it the next morning, all I get is the home page. I've set Firefox to remember history, What else should I check?

Asked by ErnieLane 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 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