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I opened Firefox accidentally so pressed cancel but it opened it anyway but didn't restore my last session (which I needed) and can't find how to restore it - help!!!

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I opened Firefox accidentally so pressed cancel but it opened it anyway but didn't restore my last session (which I needed) and can't find how to restore it - help!!!

I opened Firefox accidentally so pressed cancel thinking it wouldn't open Firefox if I did that but it opened it up anyway but didn't restore my last session (which I needed) and now I can't find how to restore it - help!!!

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Just once or twice

== I opened Firefox accidentally and clicked cancel thinking it wouldn't open Firefox if I did that.

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Re: I opened Firefox accidentally so pressed cancel but it opened it anyway but didn't restore my last session (which I needed) and can't find how to restore it - help!!!

You will find that bookmarking a page (clicking the star next to the address, or going into Bookmarks > Bookmark this page is precisely what you need to remember pages. It is a very widespread function in web browsers, and it is very very helpful in many situations, including remembering the location of pages you want to see later, providing easy access to pages you use frequently and other stuff too.

If you want to know about session restore, there's an helpful support article here which I believe also has information on version 3.0. However, I do urge you, once again, to update, because older versions (including 3.0) are no longer maintained and have known security vulnerabilities. Besides, you will not loose any functionality at all (unless you are using add-ons that are no longer usable by newer versions, in which case you need to contact the add-ons' authors for support and ask them to update their software), it's free, and very easy to do.

If you need any further help at all, whatever it is, tips, troubleshooting, walkthroughs, feel free to ask here.

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Re: I opened Firefox accidentally so pressed cancel but it opened it anyway but didn't restore my last session (which I needed) and can't find how to restore it - help!!!

Hello SD.

Although possibly not related to your problem, I will remind you that the version of Firefox you are using at the moment has been discontinued and is no longer supported. Furthermore, it has known bugs and security problems. I urge you to update to the latest version of Firefox, for maximum stability, performance, security and usability. You can get it for free, as always, at getfirefox.com.

As for your question, if you haven't closed your Firefox since then, I believe you can recover the session by accessing about:sessionrestore in your location bar. I don't know if this function is available on older versions of Firefox, however, so if it isn't, your session is gone for good, as far as I know.

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Re: I opened Firefox accidentally so pressed cancel but it opened it anyway but didn't restore my last session (which I needed) and can't find how to restore it - help!!!

Hi Morbus,

Firstly I want to thank you so much for replying, I REALLY appreciate you taking the time!

I couldn't find anything saying "about:sessionrestore" in the location bar but it did remind me that Firefox uses sessions. So I tried loading a session to see what ones were available to me and I've loaded the last time it crashed out, which hopefully is most of the pages I need.

The reason I haven't updated is because I was worried about losing my current session information. I don't trust the session manager as I tried to save a session in the past but when I reopened Firefox I was unable to load the session I thought I had saved. And of course if I update my version of Firefox I will lose the current session as it will clear the data showing what tabs I have open. I guess what I need to do is copy all the links into a document and then update Firefox and then reopen all the links in the new version. It's just I don't have time at the moment to do everything I need on the open tabs and I've left them open to remind me what needs doing.

Well thanks again for your help - you're a star!!! Smiley Happy

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Re: I opened Firefox accidentally so pressed cancel but it opened it anyway but didn't restore my last session (which I needed) and can't find how to restore it - help!!!

You will find that bookmarking a page (clicking the star next to the address, or going into Bookmarks > Bookmark this page is precisely what you need to remember pages. It is a very widespread function in web browsers, and it is very very helpful in many situations, including remembering the location of pages you want to see later, providing easy access to pages you use frequently and other stuff too.

If you want to know about session restore, there's an helpful support article here which I believe also has information on version 3.0. However, I do urge you, once again, to update, because older versions (including 3.0) are no longer maintained and have known security vulnerabilities. Besides, you will not loose any functionality at all (unless you are using add-ons that are no longer usable by newer versions, in which case you need to contact the add-ons' authors for support and ask them to update their software), it's free, and very easy to do.

If you need any further help at all, whatever it is, tips, troubleshooting, walkthroughs, feel free to ask here.

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Re: I opened Firefox accidentally so pressed cancel but it opened it anyway but didn't restore my last session (which I needed) and can't find how to restore it - help!!!

Oh, also, when updating, any tabs you may have saved in your browsing session, will be ported into the newer Firefox version. Unless, of course, you're having problems saving sessions now.