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Trouble restoring firefox from backup

Hi, After losing my session history and bookmarks from using firefox's "forget last 5 minutes" feature on accident, I used shadowcopyview to create a backup of my old pro… (read more)

Hi,

After losing my session history and bookmarks from using firefox's "forget last 5 minutes" feature on accident, I used shadowcopyview to create a backup of my old profile. Now, after two reinstalls, I still cannot recover my session or bookmarks, even when replacing the old profile entirely.

JeffersonCher's wonderful scrounger has helped me to recover from a similiar blunder in the past, but this time, attempting to recover the session from a recovery file gave me 3 websites I haven't visited in 2 years and an error message when attempting to recover the bookmarks.

Anything you can provide would be a big help: I am very confused on how to really proceed.

Thanks!

Asked by Pendragonchen1 1 minute ago

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Can't seem to recover my session

Hi, I always have dozens of tabs opened, if not hundreds. They have vanished. I’ve been trying to follow the topics on the matter, such as the one named ‘Session won't lo… (read more)

Hi,

I always have dozens of tabs opened, if not hundreds. They have vanished. I’ve been trying to follow the topics on the matter, such as the one named ‘Session won't load’ (questions/1254740), to no avail.

Finally, this time I remembered not to close Firefox when I saw my tabs where suddenly missing. I’ve never seen the ‘Restore the previous session’ on the Firefox menu, and neither did I this time. Without closing the browser, I did a backup of the ‘sessionstore-backups’ folder. It contains:

‘previous.jsonlz4’, from 22/11/2020 17:42 ‘recovery.baklz4’, from 22/11/2020 18:57 ‘recovery.jsonlz4’ from 22/11/2020 18:58 ‘upgrade.jsonlz4-20201027185343’ from 31/10/2020 13:42 ‘upgrade.jsonlz4-20201108180448’ from 10/11/2020 15:05 ‘upgrade.jsonlz4-20201112153044’ from 22/11/2020 10:34

The one I need is ‘previous.jsonlz4’, since by 18:57 I’ve already lost my tabs. From the update backups I think I could also use the one from 22/11. In any case, I don’t understand what I am doing wrong so as to recover the ‘previous.jsonlz4’. This is what I’ve tried from different threads on my profile folder:

The ‘-backup’ and ‘OLD’ changes belong to different attempts

- Rename (on ‘sessionstore-backups’ folder) ‘recovery.jsonlz4’ and ‘recovery.baklz4’ to ‘recovery-backup.jsonlz4’ and ‘recovery-backup.baklz4’, and also tried with ‘recoveryOLD.jsonlz4’ and ‘recoveryOLD.baklz4’ - Rename ‘sessionstore-backups’ folder to ‘sessionstore-backupsOLD’ - Rename (on the main profile folder) ‘sessionstore.jsonlz4’ file to‘sessionstore-backup.jsonlz4’, and also tried with ‘sessionstoreOLD.jsonlz4’ - Copy/paste the ‘previous.jsonlz4’ file into the main profile folder. - Rename ‘previous.jsonlz4’ to ‘sessionstore.jsonlz4’

Nothing has worked. Once followed the steps, Firefox keeps opening my startup page. Note that it does not restore my previous session (that is, some tabs regarding this same subject), but my startup page, which means my attempts are having some effect, although not the desired one. I do have the ‘Restore previous session’ checkmarked in ‘Setting/General/Startup.

I also tried to replace ‘recovery.baklz4’ (on ‘sessionstore-backups’ folder) with ‘previous.jsonlz4’, from 22/11/2020 17:42, hoping to be prompted with the ‘Well, this is embarrassing’ + ’Restore’ window. I had no success.

I’ve been trying to recover my tabs for hour by now and don’t find what I am doing wrong. Why does Firefox refuse to load my ‘previous.jsonlz4’ file? Am I missing something? Maybe ‘previous.jsonlz4’ is corrupted or something? Should I try to use the ‘upgrade.jsonlz4-20201112153044’ from 22/11/2020 10:34 file? (Although I would lose some information)

Some people talk about a ‘History > Restore Previous Session’. I cannot find anything similar.

Thank you very much

Asked by delfion.815 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

Unable to restore session from file

Hey! First time I get that, I usually lose my tabs due to my mistake but this morning after starting my PC all the tabs were gone with no option to restore or any error … (read more)

Hey!

First time I get that, I usually lose my tabs due to my mistake but this morning after starting my PC all the tabs were gone with no option to restore or any error message. I backed up my previous session json and other files by hand but every time i copy it back into my profile folder and rename it sessionstore.jsonlz4 it just gets deleted after I open firefox and none of my old tabs get loaded. I scrounged the files before and saw that they contain my lost tabs, I just can't seem to restore them. I tried reinstalling firefox too but that didn't help.

Did the restore system change or is the backup corrupt ? Thanks!

Fred

Asked by ftarabout 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 8 minutes ago

Why isn't Lockwise saving passwords even though it's been allowed it to?

I've been slowly migrating away from Chrome to Firefox on advice from friends. All of my bookmarks from Chrome were able to be imported, but not logins and websites. I ha… (read more)

I've been slowly migrating away from Chrome to Firefox on advice from friends. All of my bookmarks from Chrome were able to be imported, but not logins and websites. I have followed all of the steps regarding privacy settings and importing such info, including making sure Chrome is closed before importing, but to no avail. In addition, when I try to manually save logins/passwords in Firefox, the dialogue box asking if I want to save this information appears and I select yes. However, when I check my saved logins/passwords, there are zero.

All of my permissions are set to allow Firefox to remember this information, yet it still doesn't after multiple attempts on my part and multiple messages from FF saying that it has successfully saved said info.

In addition, when trying to import logins/passwords from Chrome, the dialogue box says it was successful, but another yellow dialogue box appears telling me to login with my Primary Password, yet does nothing when I click on it except take me to the Logins and Passwords page.

Is there a step I'm missing in all of this that would make the browser tell me all of this is working when in fact it isn't?

Asked by nocoldopen 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Add " Norton Search " Search Engine

Can you ADD " Norton Search " as another option for a Search Engine  ? https://search.norton.com/ It is Excellent  ! Very easy to use. Format is very … (read more)

Can you ADD " Norton Search " as another option for a Search Engine  ?

https://search.norton.com/

It is Excellent  ! Very easy to use. Format is very good.

Thanks,

jeff

roth6116@brighthouse.com

Asked by roth6116 1 hour ago

Firefox Default Browser very slow to come up.

Firefox is my default browser but it takes FOREVER (5-10 minutes) to come up. I have refreshed several times but it only lasts for one session. Other browsers come up a… (read more)

Firefox is my default browser but it takes FOREVER (5-10 minutes) to come up. I have refreshed several times but it only lasts for one session. Other browsers come up almost immediately. Whats wrong??

Asked by rdbgolfer 1 hour ago

Last reply by TerryN21 1 hour ago

URL bar search shortcut for Russian Wikipedia fails after browser update

After a Firefox version upgrade, my URL bar search shortcut for Russian Wikipedia has begun to fail. Say, if i search for Диснейленд (Disneyland in English), wikipedia re… (read more)

After a Firefox version upgrade, my URL bar search shortcut for Russian Wikipedia has begun to fail. Say, if i search for Диснейленд (Disneyland in English), wikipedia reports that the page does not exist, showing the error message like in the attached screenshot. I've tried recreating the search shortcut, but to no avail, it still shows the error. How do i fix the situation?

Asked by robokopfer 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

My tabs keep crashing started happening a month or so ago

I never used to have problems, but about a month or so ago my tabs kept crashing on different sites. I usually sent the report. Recently I did an HP suggested Optimize … (read more)

I never used to have problems, but about a month or so ago my tabs kept crashing on different sites. I usually sent the report. Recently I did an HP suggested Optimize - which was a BIG mistake, but I say that because I had to have my whole OS reinstalled and added an antivirus program Webroot so I was astonished that the crashing is starting to happen again. Can you please tell me why or fix this problem or I may have to switch to another browser this is annoying! Thanks.

Asked by karattop.kp 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Lost tabs

So, I've had this problem once already and solved it. Mozilla updated automatically and I lost all of my tabs (over a 100 tabs, mostly with books I wanted to buy / compar… (read more)

So, I've had this problem once already and solved it. Mozilla updated automatically and I lost all of my tabs (over a 100 tabs, mostly with books I wanted to buy / compare prices), couldn't restore the session and had no history. After a dramatic and prolonged freakout, I actually found help on this site and managed to open the correct upgrades.jsonlz4 files with the jeffersoncher scrounger website. I meant to save all of the links in a word file since I no longer trusted firefox to open my tabs after an update, but real life happened. I kept putting it off and was content to have the tabs on hand as a list on the scrounger website. But then ANOTHER automatic update happened and now I no longer find the old .jsonlz4 file - I have a few really old ones (from 2017 and 2019) but the one from around the time period of the first tab loss only has tabs about restoring lost history. I now, just as before, again have no history to find the tabs with the books I want that way. My question is: I would very much like to have those tabs back - some of those books were meant as gifts and finding them the analog way is possible, but very time-consuming. Is there any way I could find the correct .jsonlz4 file (I even remember the date it was modified as shown in file explorer - or should I just give up the whole affair as lost and no longer waste time on it? I'll try reinstalling firefox after I post this message, but given that it didn't work last time, I'm not very optimistic.

Thanks in advance, all the best Ana

Asked by ana.perpar 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

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iCloud Mail... can't read body of email

Log in just fine, can access all emails and folders but the body of the email is either magically invisible like David Copperfield made it disappear or it's just not load… (read more)

Log in just fine, can access all emails and folders but the body of the email is either magically invisible like David Copperfield made it disappear or it's just not loading for the first time for me... ever. Oh, this is in iCloud mail on a pc because I'm only a hundredaire. Any suggestions for a fix? Thanks in advance!!

Asked by NutnfancyFan 2 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 hour ago

icons for ublocker and privacy badger disappeard

icons/ buttons for ublocker and privacy badger disappeared from upper right browser bar. extensions still installed but no access from running browser and no >> so … (read more)

icons/ buttons for ublocker and privacy badger disappeared from upper right browser bar. extensions still installed but no access from running browser and no >> so where did they go and how do i restore them. reboot dosn't work, reinstall dosn't work, removed firefox and reinstalled extensions worked only until reboot of firefox. was trying to harden firefox just before the came up missing.

Asked by e243lee 5 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Afterpay

Hi everyone, Afterpay will now not work for some reason on firefox. Works on edge, no issue. (HATE Edge) Web opens, I complete the login details, click go or whatever th… (read more)

Hi everyone, Afterpay will now not work for some reason on firefox. Works on edge, no issue. (HATE Edge)

Web opens, I complete the login details, click go or whatever the button is to get to the payment screen, and it loops back to the login screen again, login details are blank........ No error message.

I Contacted Afterpay, they have no idea why it keeps looping with Firefox.

HELP!!!

Thanks Trina

Asked by sthnmetals 4 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Saving Options

Hello, I'm am sick and tired of updating my options in FireFox. I click the 3 horizontal lines to right of the browser, go into options, update all, no option to SAVE wha… (read more)

Hello,

I'm am sick and tired of updating my options in FireFox. I click the 3 horizontal lines to right of the browser, go into options, update all, no option to SAVE what i selected. If then I close out FireFox, I have to reset everything! Please give me some real help!

Asked by Scooter30 3 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Firefox don't use free mem

I have more than 100 tabs and more than 1k open in the background (the tab is downloaded from the previous session, but not open). When opening / closing the FF tabs, it … (read more)

I have more than 100 tabs and more than 1k open in the background (the tab is downloaded from the previous session, but not open). When opening / closing the FF tabs, it gradually uses up to 18-20GB. When this limit is reached, friezes begin, the tabs open slowly. Memory busy FF is released ~2GB, after that it starts to load pages. According to symptoms, it looks like a shortage of RAM. But I have 64GB RAM, reserve (Win) 17GB, free 15GB. And more is 9GB SWOP on SSD, 136GB of free space on SSD and 1TB+ free space on HDD (RAID0), 200+ MB / sec internet . Where and what to change to ff used accessible resources? After all, they exist!

Asked by A-l-exa-n-d-r 1 day ago

Last reply by TerryN21 1 hour ago

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Printer using system dialog box

Apparently Mozilla did an update and not it defaults to it's own printer dialog box. I hate it. There is a link to use the system print dialog box but it only works for t… (read more)

Apparently Mozilla did an update and not it defaults to it's own printer dialog box. I hate it. There is a link to use the system print dialog box but it only works for that specific print job. I can't find a setting to force Firefox to always use the system printer dialog box. Anyone know how to fix this? It's enough to make me stop using the browser becasue thr Firefox dialog box sucks.

Asked by contact409 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

Problems sharing openboard window over google meet within firefox

Hello FF team I've problem sharing an Open Board program window over a google meet session. Though I think it´s more likely a google problem than FF´s or Open Board's I'… (read more)

Hello FF team I've problem sharing an Open Board program window over a google meet session. Though I think it´s more likely a google problem than FF´s or Open Board's I'm sending you this message in case this problem is known to them and they have some information that can help me to solve it Thanks in advance Regards Miriam G López

Asked by MGL-NET 2 hours ago

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Picture in Picture video DISABLE

FF 87.0 Win10 Tried with about:config and that didn't work. Tried disabling in General - Browsing. The videos I watch do not have a settings option. How do I disable this… (read more)

FF 87.0 Win10

Tried with about:config and that didn't work. Tried disabling in General - Browsing.

The videos I watch do not have a settings option.

How do I disable this bloody annoyance?

Thank you.

Asked by CiaoBella1 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 9 hours ago

Change Background Image in Firefox, instead of black main page.

Hello All, I am looking for a method to change my standard black main background in Firefox. In the older version, you could choose Color Pic option and upload an image. … (read more)

Hello All,

I am looking for a method to change my standard black main background in Firefox. In the older version, you could choose Color Pic option and upload an image. That option is gone. So if anyone knows the solution for this problem I would be very grateful! Thanks in advance!

Cheers, Rubax

P.S. I use the latest version of Firefox (87.0) and Windows 10 Pro

Asked by Rubax 4 hours ago

Huge consumption of resources (99%) whenever YouTube is playing

Playing youtube video on Firefox has become a hazard. The power consumption sharply rises whenever a video is plying AND (specifically) when the this youtube tab is the o… (read more)

Playing youtube video on Firefox has become a hazard. The power consumption sharply rises whenever a video is plying AND (specifically) when the this youtube tab is the one open (current). As soon as I move to another tab and let the video continue playing this problem disappears and resource consumption looks normal. Then if I go back to the youtube tab then it spikes again sharply.

It has been like this for a week or couple of days now.

Asked by jerriy 6 hours ago

Last reply by jerriy 4 hours ago