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Restore tabs option lost

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This morning all of my tabs from the previous Firefox session were lost. When I tried to restore the session, I'm seeing that this option is not available from any of the menus. My preferences haven't changed, so I don't know why the tabs were lost when I closed the session last night, to begin with. I'm running 94.01 on Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6.

This morning all of my tabs from the previous Firefox session were lost. When I tried to restore the session, I'm seeing that this option is not available from any of the menus. My preferences haven't changed, so I don't know why the tabs were lost when I closed the session last night, to begin with. I'm running 94.01 on Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6.

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You may have corrupt sessionstore [v56] sessionstore.jsonlz4 file(s). Delete all sessionstore* files and the sessionstore-backups folder.

Don't delete the files if you need to rescue any data from them, just move them out of the profile folder to some location where Firefox doesn't look for them. You can try to read out their contents using this tool: https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/scrounger.html


Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To its right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox.

Windows: Show Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder

Linux: Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Directory. To its right press the button Open Directory.

Locate the above file. Then rename or delete it. Restart Firefox.