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Restore second last closed session

Hi! I had two Firefox windows open at the same time, one with a lot of tabs open in it, and one with only a few open. I was going to close firefox in order to restart the… (read more)

Hi!

I had two Firefox windows open at the same time, one with a lot of tabs open in it, and one with only a few open. I was going to close firefox in order to restart the computer, and closed the window with many tabs in it first, and then I closed the window with only a few tabs in it. The next time I started Firefox, only the window with a few tabs in it loaded, and not the other window in which I had the vast majority of all opened tabs. And I can't find any way to restore the tabs from the other window either. I have looked under the History menu, but I don't see any option to restore a previous session there, so I'm guessing that Firefox thinks that it already has restored the previous session when I opened it up again.

So, how can I restore the tabs I had in the other window, with a lot of tabs opened?

Asked by krikru 6 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 months ago

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FireFox insists on trying to Restore Previous Session even though it's OFF in settings and there's no user.js

I need to re-post this question as, although it has been asked previously, that session is now closed. It only started happening recently, but I'm not sure whether to bla… (read more)

I need to re-post this question as, although it has been asked previously, that session is now closed. It only started happening recently, but I'm not sure whether to blame the latest FireFox version, 96, or Windows 10, 21H2. I also run Avast and MalwareBytes AVs.

Asked by dholford 5 months ago

Answered by dholford 4 months ago

FF not shutting down properly, trys to open previous tab on start.

Hi; When I close FF (V96.01) it does not seem to close properly and when restarted trys, usually unsuccesfully, to reopen previous tab. I have , open previous tabs and wi… (read more)

Hi; When I close FF (V96.01) it does not seem to close properly and when restarted trys, usually unsuccesfully, to reopen previous tab. I have , open previous tabs and windows, unchecked in settings. I have tried both the X and exit. If I set, browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash, to false in options it does not happen. as per https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1292610. But when I reset session restore to true the problem resumes. This makes me believe FF is not closing properly Win10 is up to date with all latest updates as is FF.

Is there a fix for this?

Asked by newdino 5 months ago

Last reply by Hansl67 5 months ago

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Recently Firefox sometimes reports it cannot restore previous sessions when launched. The restore option is not set.

Since sometime in August 2021, I suspect after an update, occasionally when I launch Firefox it reports that it was unable to restore a previous session. I do not have th… (read more)

Since sometime in August 2021, I suspect after an update, occasionally when I launch Firefox it reports that it was unable to restore a previous session. I do not have the option to open previous sessions selected. On other occasions it starts properly with a blank page as it is configured to do.

Am I missing a setting?

It is not a major problem, I can simply enter a URL or search string in the address bar and it works properly for the rest of the session.

It is happening both on my Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 10 Pro PCs running the 64-bit version of Firefox.

Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you.

Asked by str8chat 9 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Tabs are gone after 81.0.2 update

I had the "Restore previous session" checked at the Startup, so every time I closed and reopened Firefox my previous tabs used to appear. However, this last time I closed… (read more)

I had the "Restore previous session" checked at the Startup, so every time I closed and reopened Firefox my previous tabs used to appear. However, this last time I closed Firefox, when I reopened I saw Firefox is installing update message (81.0.2), then none of the previous tabs came back.

Startup still has the same 'restore previuos session' checked.

"Recently closed tabs" is grayed out.

How do I get my tabs back?

Thanks.

Asked by umutisler1tbr2blk 1 year ago

Last reply by umutisler1tbr2blk 1 year ago

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Since I updated to Firefox 92 tabs don't restore when Firefox restarts

The setting Restore previous session, on settings, general, is marked. History is kept, and the previous tabs are on the history menu (no restore session option is availa… (read more)

The setting Restore previous session, on settings, general, is marked. History is kept, and the previous tabs are on the history menu (no restore session option is available, however).

Things I tried: Started on safe mode. Deleted startup cache. Refreshed the profile. Turned off add-ons.

So far, nothing works. When I close the browser with tabs open and I open it again, it starts with my homepage only.

Asked by david517 9 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 months ago

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Windows and Tabs No Longer Saved and Restored, Even With All Add-ons Disabled, Unless I Restart in Safe Mode

After upgrading to FF 84, my previous sessions are no longer saved and restored unless I restart in Safe Mode. - I have Restore previous session checked in Preferences. -… (read more)

After upgrading to FF 84, my previous sessions are no longer saved and restored unless I restart in Safe Mode.

- I have Restore previous session checked in Preferences.

- I have opened new windows and tabs and one by one disabled and restored every add-on that I have had enabled and quit and restarted each time, until every single add-on has been disabled, and still the previous sessions are not saved and restored.

- I have looked in the sessionstore-backups folder with each restart, and there is never any file for the previous sessions in it.

- Again, even when there are absolutely no add-ons enabled, the previous session is not saved and not restored.

- Again, only when I restart in Safe Mode is the previous session saved and restored.

What is the solution?

Asked by zillamobster 1 year ago

Last reply by zillamobster 1 year ago

New problem since recent updates: "firefox having trouble restoring your pages...start new session"

Two new problems: Most recent is "firefox having trouble restoring your pages...start new session" And...for several months, anything I print from website (i.e credi… (read more)

Two new problems: Most recent is

"firefox having trouble restoring your pages...start new session"   

And...for several months, anything I print from website (i.e credit card statement) is in HUGE type that doesn't even come close to fitting the page. This does not happen when I print from Edge, nor when printing documents (pdf, notepad or anything NOT from a website), so the problem has to be in Firefox.

Asked by peggie 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 months ago

Open old window with >4000 tabs

I know that you normally can only reopen the last two closed windows. But is there any other solution or trick to reopen more than the last two? It would mean alot, as th… (read more)

I know that you normally can only reopen the last two closed windows. But is there any other solution or trick to reopen more than the last two? It would mean alot, as this window had more than 4000 important tabs in it.

Asked by winkler.konrad 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

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Session loss

Ok, I was using Waterfox before, and then opened some pages I think that is pretty important, then closed the browser and borrowed the computer to the others. But the oth… (read more)

Ok, I was using Waterfox before, and then opened some pages I think that is pretty important, then closed the browser and borrowed the computer to the others. But the others have also used Waterfox I think, because I can‘t restore previous session,There are too many tabs, although there is history but it is almost impossible to retrieve by.these tabs are really important, please tell me if there is any rescue.Some contents are only shown in the case of restore previous session

Asked by liuzekai2002 7 months ago

Last reply by liuzekai2002 7 months ago