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session restore issues

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A couple weeks ago, for some reason, FF 8.0.1 stopped working on my OS X machine. (I've used 7, and now 9beta as the work around). Since that time I've had a whole list of problems. One issue is that every time I open FF it attempts to open the session that crashed, no matter what I've tried, it won't go away.

This includes deselecting the tabs prior to the restore; allowing the tabs to load, then closing them individually. I follow this with a proper quit from FF.

Everything is current (operating software, FF, etc) so I'm uncertain what's going on...

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It is possible that there is a problem with the files sessionstore.js and sessionstore.bak in the Firefox Profile Folder.

Delete the sessionstore.js [2] file and possible sessionstore-##.js [3] files with a number and sessionstore.bak in the Firefox Profile Folder.

Deleting sessionstore.js will cause App Tabs and Tab Groups and open and closed (undo) tabs to get lost, so you will have to create them again (make a note or bookmark them).

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Chosen Solution

It is possible that there is a problem with the files sessionstore.js and sessionstore.bak in the Firefox Profile Folder.

Delete the sessionstore.js [2] file and possible sessionstore-##.js [3] files with a number and sessionstore.bak in the Firefox Profile Folder.

Deleting sessionstore.js will cause App Tabs and Tab Groups and open and closed (undo) tabs to get lost, so you will have to create them again (make a note or bookmark them).

See also: