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firefox not saving tabs on shutdown when prompted to

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firefox not saving tabs on shutdown when prompted to

Recently firefox asks do I want to save and quit, I select yes and then when I restart the computer, they are not up.

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Re: firefox not saving tabs on shutdown when prompted to

This can be a problem with the file sessionstore.js in the Profile Folder

Delete the files sessionstore.js and sessionstore.bak and any existing files sessionstore-##.js with a number in the left part of the name like sessionstore-1.js .

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Session_Restore

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Re: firefox not saving tabs on shutdown when prompted to

If you use Delete browsing, search and download history on Firefox in Firefox 3.5 and later to clear the 'Browsing History' when you close Firefox then restoring tabs from the last session ("Save & Quit" or "Show my windows and tabs from last time") doesn't work.

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Re: firefox not saving tabs on shutdown when prompted to

Well, that is certainly not something I am *actively* doing, and the only change in my " security" systems is using spy bot to immunize after running a scan. Even so, I've been immunizing for a couple of weeks, but this problem only stated yesterday. I am not particularly computer savvy....

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Re: firefox not saving tabs on shutdown when prompted to

This can be a problem with the file sessionstore.js in the Profile Folder

Delete the files sessionstore.js and sessionstore.bak and any existing files sessionstore-##.js with a number in the left part of the name like sessionstore-1.js .

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Session_Restore

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Re: firefox not saving tabs on shutdown when prompted to

That was it! Thank you so much!

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Re: firefox not saving tabs on shutdown when prompted to

You're welcome

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Re: firefox not saving tabs on shutdown when prompted to

My tabs won't save either. (XP, Firefox 3.6.10)

Options-General-Startup says to restore tabs. I've turned it off and back on, but that didn't help.

Options-Tabs-WarnMeWhenClosingMultipleTabs is checked. I've tried it both ways.

sessionstore.js is created when Firefox starts, and goes away at Firefox shut-down. I don't see any other sessionstore*.* files.

My tabs don't get restored.

I get no warning about multiple tabs at Firefox shut down.

No other Firefox windows are open.

Thanks, Rick

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Re: firefox not saving tabs on shutdown when prompted to

Thanks cor-el. That did it!

I didn't think that I was using private browsing, but the settings belonging to "Clear history when Firefox closes" were the problem.

I appreciate your assistance,

Rick

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Re: firefox not saving tabs on shutdown when prompted to

I am using 3.6.13 version for Win7 64 bit. I started getting this problem once Firefox updated my browser yesterday. One time earlier when I clicked save tabs, it worked. The next time it did not. I do not have clear history when Firefox closes selected.