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walkerpbus

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Post Posted October 3rd, 2017, 6:18 pm

I backed up this evening & things fell apart! I haven't yet got all tabs open even tho I tried history: it would bring in 1-3 tabs only
Win 10 Pro on my originally Dell Optiplex System 7 desktop. Usually latest or latest-1 Thunderbird on all machines. Would like soon to buy a new laptop if my finances permit.

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Post Posted October 4th, 2017, 4:48 am

those are pretty poor informations.
what did you back-up and how?
and when was the last time data was fine? before backup or after backup.
backups regular dont destroy data ;)

what about Windows diagnostics and hdd (or sdd) failure?
sudden data loss is always common with harddrive failure.

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Post Posted October 4th, 2017, 10:04 am

You should immediately backup the contents of the sessionstore-backups folder in the profile folder.
Do NOT close Firefox when Firefox is currently running.

These files are normally present in the sessionstore-backups folder:
previous.js (cleanBackup: copy of sessionstore.js from previous session that was loaded successfully)
recovery.js (latest version of sessionstore.js written during runtime)
recovery.bak (previous version of sessionstore.js written during runtime)
upgrade.js (backup created when Firefox updates)

You can copy a file from the sessionstore-backups folder to the main profile and rename the file to sessionstore.js to replace the current file (make a backup copy of the current sessionstore.js).

If you have compressed .jsonlz4 files and would have to restore an uncompressed .js file then you may have to rename/remove the sessionstore-backups folder and a possible sessionstore.jsonlz4 file.

See also:
http://www.ghacks.net/2014/06/27/mozill ... irefox-33/

walkerpbus

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Post Posted October 4th, 2017, 1:44 pm

To all above: Very important: There's a screen that comes up Personalize your FF peearlestcnt & OTHERAS WHUC NOT COMES UP when I get add-ons. I've got to eliminate nthat that befaore I do anththing else. There's morr but i must go now. Thanks
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walkerpbus

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Post Posted October 7th, 2017, 2:09 pm

dickvl wrote:You should immediately backup the contents of the sessionstore-backups folder in the profile folder.
Do NOT close Firefox when Firefox is currently running.

These files are normally present in the sessionstore-backups folder:
previous.js (cleanBackup: copy of sessionstore.js from previous session that was loaded successfully)
recovery.js (latest version of sessionstore.js written during runtime)
recovery.bak (previous version of sessionstore.js written during runtime)
upgrade.js (backup created when Firefox updates)

You can copy a file from the sessionstore-backups folder to the main profile and rename the file to sessionstore.js to replace the current file (make a backup copy of the current sessionstore.js).

If you have compressed .jsonlz4 files and would have to restore an uncompressed .js file then you may have to rename/remove the sessionstore-backups folder and a possible sessionstore.jsonlz4 file.

See also:
http://www.ghacks.net/2014/06/27/mozill ... irefox-33/

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walkerpbus

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Post Posted October 7th, 2017, 2:10 pm

I couldn't do it. See above
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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 1:42 am

There's a screen that comes up Personalize your FF

you speak weird that time but you spoke about this?
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3033911

but you did not answered my questions so at least non is able to reproduce what you have done.
a reset/refresh stores old data on your desktop in a special folder.

windows 10 has a "file history" feature. look for places.sqlite which contains bookmarks and history (and downloads).
sessions are futile if you have a proper history.

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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 1:27 pm

Brummelchen wrote:
There's a screen that comes up Personalize your FF

you speak weird that time but you spoke about this?
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3033911

but you did not answered my questions so at least non is able to reproduce what you have done.
a reset/refresh stores old data on your desktop in a special folder.

windows 10 has a "file history" feature. look for places.sqlite which contains bookmarks and history (and downloads).
sessions are futile if you have a proper history.

I'm writing about How do I do this? in a 2-4 page document how to backup entire Firefox, profile & all, last tabs I had up, etc. I used to use Mozbackup but no one has maintained it & I fear it's part of the problem! ](*,)
Win 10 Pro on my originally Dell Optiplex System 7 desktop. Usually latest or latest-1 Thunderbird on all machines. Would like soon to buy a new laptop if my finances permit.

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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 2:52 pm

I used to use Mozbackup

has been abandonned - author has dropped development long ago - was buggy since that time. use a regular backup method!

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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 4:38 pm

walkerpbus wrote:
Brummelchen wrote:
There's a screen that comes up Personalize your FF

you speak weird that time but you spoke about this?
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3033911

but you did not answered my questions so at least non is able to reproduce what you have done.
a reset/refresh stores old data on your desktop in a special folder.

windows 10 has a "file history" feature. look for places.sqlite which contains bookmarks and history (and downloads).
sessions are futile if you have a proper history.

I'm writing about How do I do this? in a 2-4 page document how to backup entire Firefox, profile & all, last tabs I had up, etc. I used to use Mozbackup but no one has maintained it & I fear it's part of the problem! ](*,)

Someone gave me a revised which may have worked but definitely didn't work on Firefox but I'm afraid of my Thunderbird backup also
Win 10 Pro on my originally Dell Optiplex System 7 desktop. Usually latest or latest-1 Thunderbird on all machines. Would like soon to buy a new laptop if my finances permit.

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