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Why is Firefox not re-writing recovery.jsonlz4 file?

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I am running Firefox 65.0.2 in Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. It is 8:16PM on 03/18/2019. The recovery files have timestamps:

    03/05/2019  03:09 PM         2,049,220 previous.jsonlz4
    03/14/2019  09:36 AM         2,124,762 recovery.baklz4
    03/14/2019  09:37 AM         2,124,716 recovery.jsonlz4

Why is Firefox not writing a new file when I open or close a tab? Is there anything I can do right now do get diagnostics on this problem? I believe that tomorrow I may be installing Windows patches and have to reboot, and restarting Firefox will lose all diagnostic data. Thanks.

I am running Firefox 65.0.2 in Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. It is 8:16PM on 03/18/2019. The recovery files have timestamps: 03/05/2019 03:09 PM 2,049,220 previous.jsonlz4 03/14/2019 09:36 AM 2,124,762 recovery.baklz4 03/14/2019 09:37 AM 2,124,716 recovery.jsonlz4 Why is Firefox not writing a new file when I open or close a tab? Is there anything I can do right now do get diagnostics on this problem? I believe that tomorrow I may be installing Windows patches and have to reboot, and restarting Firefox will lose all diagnostic data. Thanks.

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I ALWAYS run FF in safe-mode.

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  • I-ejenti Engumsebenzisi: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:65.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/65.0

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bsfinkel said

JScher2000 wrote, in a reply above. "You could check Firefox's Browser Console for any error messages related to the session store saving function. ..."

I use cntl-shift-k to open a console, but I have no idea what do do after the console pop-up windows appears.

Sorry, that's the "Web Console, which is tab-specific. The Browser Console is opened using Ctrl+Shift+j.

I have no idea what you're looking for, either, because I've never seen anyone else report this problem.


By the way, cor-el posted a method to capture a session history snapshot using the Browser Console, so it may be handy to become familiar with it in case you need to save your own recovery.json file:

https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1268444#answer-1250642

''bsfinkel [[#answer-1251123|said]]'' <blockquote> JScher2000 wrote, in a reply above. "You could check Firefox's Browser Console for any error messages related to the session store saving function. ..." <Br><br> I use cntl-shift-k to open a console, but I have no idea what do do after the console pop-up windows appears. </blockquote> Sorry, that's the "Web Console, which is tab-specific. The Browser Console is opened using Ctrl+Shift+j. I have no idea what you're looking for, either, because I've never seen anyone else report this problem. ---- By the way, cor-el posted a method to capture a session history snapshot using the Browser Console, so it may be handy to become familiar with it in case you need to save your own recovery.json file: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1268444#answer-1250642
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Are you sure you look in the correct Firefox profile folder?

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

Are you sure you look in the correct Firefox profile folder? You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the <b>about:profiles</b> page. *Help -> Troubleshooting Information -> Profile Directory:<br>Windows: Show Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox

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jscher2000, I will use cntl-shift-j the next time the problem occurs. When the problem occurs, FF is running slowly and has other problems. And I will post info here after the next occurrence.

cor-el, I am looking in the correct folder. I have written a script "sd" to do a "dir /od" in the correct sessionstore-backups directory. And I have a similar script "sdr" to look for sessionstore.jsonlz4 in the parent directory. And I have a "cdsess" script to do a "cd" into the sessionstore-backups directory, where I frequently make copies of the current restore files, in case one gets corrupted. I got tired of entering manually the directory name and its path.

jscher2000, I will use cntl-shift-j the next time the problem occurs. When the problem occurs, FF is running slowly and has other problems. And I will post info here after the next occurrence. cor-el, I am looking in the correct folder. I have written a script "sd" to do a "dir /od" in the correct sessionstore-backups directory. And I have a similar script "sdr" to look for sessionstore.jsonlz4 in the parent directory. And I have a "cdsess" script to do a "cd" into the sessionstore-backups directory, where I frequently make copies of the current restore files, in case one gets corrupted. I got tired of entering manually the directory name and its path.