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Multiple Failed Attempts to Recover Previous Session (Tabs) After Reinstalling Firefox

My "recovery.jsonlz4" file from a previous install will not reopen my previous session (tabs) after the new installation. Before deleting my previous installation of Fir… (read more)

My "recovery.jsonlz4" file from a previous install will not reopen my previous session (tabs) after the new installation.

Before deleting my previous installation of Firefox (for a clean install), I did two things: I created a restore point, and I did a backup of my old data.

The data consists of: bookmarks-2024-05-10.json

These folders: C:\Users\[machinename]\AppData\Local C:\Users\[machinename]\AppData\Roaming C:\Computer Files\Mozilla Firefox\distribution C:\Program Data\Mozilla-1de4eexxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx

Within "Roaming" I have Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default-release\sessionstore-backups

In that sessionstore-backup, I have a "recovery.baklz4" (most recent session, I'm guessing) and three others that look like "upgrade.jsonlz4-2024xxxxxxxxxxx

With Firefox closed, I took a copy of "recovery.baklz4" (745 KB) and pasted it into the current sessionstore-backups file, then I changed the file to "recovery.jsonlz4".

I thought that when I reopened Firefox, my previous tabs would appear. They didn't. So, I went to the menu, then to History, and clicked on Recover Previous Session. That didn't do anything either. And it reduced the size of the *.jsonlz4 file from 745 KB to 6 KB.

I'm not sure what I've done wrong. Can you help me out?

Thank you.

Frank

Asked by Frank 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

Search data jump to the URL bar

I enter my search data or search item description into the Firefox window central to the screen, the input word and following description immediately jumps to the URL ba… (read more)

I enter my search data or search item description into the Firefox window central to the screen, the input word and following description immediately jumps to the URL bar. How can I stop this annoying operation

Asked by John McBratney 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Agent virtuel 2 weeks ago

Search in News tab, they're all redirected to MSN, even when it's from another news source. Help to stop it?

No sure if this is the right topic. When I search something and go to the tab section, all the news sources are redirected from MSN. I don't want to see MSN holding the a… (read more)

No sure if this is the right topic. When I search something and go to the tab section, all the news sources are redirected from MSN. I don't want to see MSN holding the article from a legit news source, I want to click the news article it comes from. I hate MSN, I just want to access the news from the original sources. (example MSN

How do I fix it so I get news sources that originally hold the articles?

This is such an irritation I will be forced to find a new search engine if this is not fixable.

Any help would be appreciated-- especially if you are able to walk me through the steps or provide me a link to a specific source as I don't know much about settings etc.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and (hopefully!) help.

Asked by Maddyjames 2 weeks ago

recover lost tabs

i had some problems with windows services and firewall and network. i installed the tool from tweaking.com( i don't know if it is legit or scam or virus or anything. woul… (read more)

i had some problems with windows services and firewall and network. i installed the tool from tweaking.com( i don't know if it is legit or scam or virus or anything. would appreciate clarification.) after i repaired windows with it some of my apps including firefox did not start and were corrupted. after that i wanted to reinstall firefox and used the helper.exe from the uninstall folder in mozilla firefox folder in drive C. it restarted firefox and all my tabs were gone. i accessed the jason files (recovery,restore,...) and none of them had my tabs. i signed in to my account and all my history and bookmarks are still here but about 100 tabs were lost. i really need those tabs and i am in desperate need for help. thanks ( in no parts of system repair or other actions i have not created a back up and do not have that back up or system restore files)

Asked by atabak.gharebaghi 2 weeks ago

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how to remove the "how to set your home page" tab that opens every time

I use google as my default firefox home page on my HP laptop. recently a second tab opens at the same time. "how to set the home page" --I've tried closing it and resta… (read more)

I use google as my default firefox home page on my HP laptop. recently a second tab opens at the same time. "how to set the home page" --I've tried closing it and restarting the laptop, but it continues to pop up every time I open firefox as a 2nd tab. I am/was happy with my homepage opening to google. How can I get rid of this second tab. thanks

Asked by mmzz02468 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Mozailla Browser Setting

When opening a new website when a window is already opened I want Mozilla to add a tab and not create an entirely new window. How do I change this feature which presumab… (read more)

When opening a new website when a window is already opened I want Mozilla to add a tab and not create an entirely new window. How do I change this feature which presumably is in "settings".

Asked by ggmorris1000 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Video Stream Won't Play in Background When I Switch Tabs

When switching from one tab to another, streaming stops and video won't play in background. I've tried all the main fixes suggested I've found. Nothing worked. Please hel… (read more)

When switching from one tab to another, streaming stops and video won't play in background. I've tried all the main fixes suggested I've found. Nothing worked. Please help! Will be using alternate browser until fixed as it's too unwieldy for me to use this way.

Asked by L 3 weeks ago

New tabe opens to blank page not my home page

New tab opens to blank page and not my home page, which is Google. I have been to setting and went to the drop down box for tab settings but it only gives me an option to… (read more)

New tab opens to blank page and not my home page, which is Google. I have been to setting and went to the drop down box for tab settings but it only gives me an option to make firefox my home page or a blank page. I want Google to be what appears in my new tab when I click on the little + isgn.

Asked by Matt C 3 weeks ago

I trusted you!!

Where are all the tabs for the research I was working on? I stepped out of my office for a few minutes and returned to a very proud message declaring that Firefox had aut… (read more)

Where are all the tabs for the research I was working on? I stepped out of my office for a few minutes and returned to a very proud message declaring that Firefox had auto updated and now better than ever. Only all my tabs are gone. Why does every other browser save and restore tabs when updating, but not Firefox??? Do I have to go back to Safari or Chrome? This cannot happen!!!

Asked by dlarkins4144 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Why is Firefox 115.10 tabs on Venture OS imac unreadable?

I just migrated to iMac 2019 27" with Venture OS from imac with Yosamanite. Firefox looked weird with TINY tabs and search window, Too much space. I've tried updating and… (read more)

I just migrated to iMac 2019 27" with Venture OS from imac with Yosamanite. Firefox looked weird with TINY tabs and search window, Too much space. I've tried updating and restarting Mac but no change. Same with themes. You can see the screen with open Firefox.

Asked by RavenFox 3 weeks ago

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Previous session not restored in profile

I've set up a second profile to keep my personal and work browsing separate. When I reopen my non-default profile, it doesn't restore the previous session's tabs. I have … (read more)

I've set up a second profile to keep my personal and work browsing separate. When I reopen my non-default profile, it doesn't restore the previous session's tabs. I have "open previous windows and tabs" checked under Settings > General > startup in both profiles. Please advise.

Asked by oOo 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 weeks ago

over 30 obsolete tabs open when I repopen Firefox

I received a scam Apple (security) popup (on which I never clicked) and from that point on, some 30+ obsolete tabs congregate across the top Firefox browser window. How… (read more)

I received a scam Apple (security) popup (on which I never clicked) and from that point on, some 30+ obsolete tabs congregate across the top Firefox browser window. How do i lose all these unwanted tabs?

Asked by Ed Weingold 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Tab search defaulting to address bar

Whenever I select tab and then start typing in the page search box it automatically jumps to the URL/Address bar. This is not only annoying but it makes it difficult for … (read more)

Whenever I select tab and then start typing in the page search box it automatically jumps to the URL/Address bar. This is not only annoying but it makes it difficult for me to see what I'm typing, and it often results in unwanted typing errors. I have yet to encounter a single longtime Firefox user who thinks this is a good idea, but I have met several who've decided to drop Firefox and start using Chrome just to be done with it. I've been using Firefox since early 2005 and I've mostly been happy with it but this is just to annoying to continue. I'm complaining because the feature exits, I'm complaining because there's no option to opt for those of us who find it annoying and will never become comfortable with it.

If there is a working fix that I've been unable to find, then please point me to where or what it is so that I can apply it.

Asked by mh lg 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Can't stop annoying pop up tab

Every time I open a new tab, another extra tab opens automatically with the following address: https://0.0.0.1/ showing this message: An error occurred during a connec… (read more)

Every time I open a new tab, another extra tab opens automatically with the following address: https://0.0.0.1/

showing this message: An error occurred during a connection to 0.0.0.1.

I already re-installed Firefox but this bug keems popping up.

BTW: I did not do a d*** thing. It just started yesterday and is extremely annoying!

Asked by michael686 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago