inadvertent internet bankruptcy


I just closed Firefox with the intent of rebooting it, because I’d opened some things that were making it laggy.

When I relaunched the program, it did not restore my tabs. Nor did it let me have the “Restore Previous Session” option. Nor did it list anything under “Recently Closed Tabs.”

They’re just gone.

Well, um, I guess that’s one way to clear out my browser? I’ve managed to remember some of what I had open, but not all of it — not by a long shot. Like, less than 50%. Some of the things I know I had open, I can’t recreate well enough to pull them up in an address bar. The rest, I don’t even remember what they were. Which I guess you could argue means they weren’t that important to me . . . but that isn’t actually true, since some of them were things I had open for reference purposes, and it annoys the snot out of me to have them vanish.


0 Responses to “inadvertent internet bankruptcy”

  1. marycatelli

    As in “Show All History”

  2. Marie Brennan

    They’re probably buried in there somewhere . . . but the ones I can’t remember are the ones that were opened weeks or months ago. And I’ve opened a HUGE number of tabs in the meantime. Needle, haystack — unfortunately.

  3. auriaephiala

    Next time before you kill firefox, look for the file sessionstore.js somewhere in your firefox directories. And save a copy under a completely new and different name.

    That file contains all your tab information.

    If the tabs don’t come back, you could copy that file back into sessionstore.js and get back your tabs.

  4. mindstalk

    If you right click on a tab, you’ll see an option for “Bookmark All Tabs”, which makes a folder of bookmarks for the tabs.

  5. arielstarshadow

    Oh yeah, I’ve had Firefox do that to me, too. I just look upon it as the gods telling me whatever it was I had bookmarked wasn’t really all that important…

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