Browsers, E-mail, & Web Apps forum

General discussion

Firefox...How to restore previous session without option...

I usually leave my computer on and Firefox open all the time and on the occasion it's turned off, Firefox usually presents me the option to restore my previous session. As many times before, I chose restore session, but accidentally closed one of the windows as it was loading. I panicked and tried a system restore to earlier today. That failed twice and now I'm wondering if there is way to manually restore the windows and tabs I previous had open? I am using Firefox 3.0.11

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Firefox...How to restore previous session without option...
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Firefox...How to restore previous session without option...
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
session saver

In reply to: Firefox...How to restore previous session without option...

look for the addon session saver it will remember closed tabs and windows

Collapse -

You can visit the directory %appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles, open the folder <random characters>.default, and open the file sessionstore.js with a text editor (such as Notepad), then copy-and-paste the URLs, representing the websites that were open before closing the browser, found in that file into your browser. A bit tedious, but it will work in a pinch.

Other points:
-> System Restore does not affect the Firefox profile or other personal files.
-> There are extensions that give you greater control over tab restoration options you may want to look into for future use.

Hope this helps,

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


This one tip will help you sleep better tonight

A few seconds are all you need to get a better night's rest.