Computer crashed, lost all of the session restore data

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Computer crashed, lost all of the session restore data

Unread post by Pshek » 2019-06-17, 18:54

Due to the hot temperature I assume my laptop crashed, some weird glitch graphics in the form of a chessboard displayed on the screen, it froze and there was loud crashed sound going indefinitely. Happened like two hours ago and few minutes ago when I was writing a post on the imageboard (my last post I could trace there was from 06/17/2019 18:30:11 of GMT+2).

After restarting my computer, I opened Pale Moon and the page which opens is not for restoring the previous session, but my default page.

Is there any way to restore it? I had 2 windows opened, each like 100 tabs. Would be sad to lose all of that.

When I typed about:sessionrestore in the address there is nothing there, just as when I click on the History, option to restore the previous session is greyed out.

My system is Windows 7 and I am using Pale Moon 28.5.2 64 bit. Add-ons used were: Adblock Latitude 5.0.1, Flagfox 5.2.3, NoScript 5.0.6 (those enabled), and Ambassador 1.1.0, Danbooru Downloader 1.9.1.1-signed, DownloadHelper 4.9.24.1-signed, FireShot 0.98.95.2, FoxyProxy Standard 4.6.5, Greasemonkey 1.15.1-signed, MEGA 3.16.1, Web Cache View Plus Proxy 2.0m1.1-signed.1-signed (all of those disabled).
British English Dictionary (Updated) 1.19.6, Polski słownik poprawnej pisowni 1.0.20160228 and Russian Hunspell spellchecking dictionary 1.0.20131101.1-typefix were the installed dictionaries (British English, Polish and Russian respectively). Polish (PL) Language Pack 28.5.1 and Russian (RU) Language Pack 28.5.1 were the installed languages.
Plug-ins used were Adobe Flash 32.0.0.142, Java (TM) Platform SE 8 U181 11.181.2.13, Silverlight Plug-In 5.1.50918.0, VLC Web Plugin 3.0.3.0, Adobe Flash 18.0.0.160, Java Deployment Toolkit 8.0.1810.13 11.181.2.13. There was SurfEasy in the motives, but it was disabled.
It said that NoScript, Adobe Flash and Java Deployment Kit can cause problems in the window.

I’ve noticed that it always was a problem with Mozilla-based browsers, when such a computer crash happened the tabs were always gone after restarting the computer (when I was using Mozilla Firefox still, long ago). If it’s possible, please enable manually saving session restore data into the file, as in the case of bookmarks.

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Re: Computer crashed, lost all of the session restore data

Unread post by Isengrim » 2019-06-17, 23:08

If Pale Moon wasn't able to save your session before the crash, then I'm afraid there's not much more you can do.

In the future, if you want to reliably save all of those tabs, I recommend either bookmarking them for later or using the Session Manager add-on.
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Re: Computer crashed, lost all of the session restore data

Unread post by doofy » 2019-06-17, 23:17

Going forwards, you use FEBE:

http://addons.palemoon.org/addon/febe/

No one learns about back ups without pain... :-)

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Re: Computer crashed, lost all of the session restore data

Unread post by Moonchild » 2019-06-17, 23:21

It's still, even with FEBE, not recommended to just rely on stored session data. If you have important pages/tabs open that you don't want to lose, BOOKMARK them. Bookmarks are designed to be stored permanently as opposed to session tabs which are by their very nature transient and volatile.
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Re: Computer crashed, lost all of the session restore data

Unread post by therube » 2019-06-18, 10:59

(Better) If you have not yet closed PM, but backup sessionstore.* files from your Profile.
You may be able to glean some information from them.


(about:sessionrestore is probably not expected to show anything, any longer, Bug 674824 about:sessionrestore opens with no windows/tabs displaying.)


(NoScript is outdated. Later version here, https://noscript.net/getit#devel - the "Classic" link.)

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Re: Computer crashed, lost all of the session restore data

Unread post by Isengrim » 2019-06-18, 11:23

Off-topic:
Also note that use of NoScript is not recommended or supported in Pale Moon, as its overzealous blocking capabilities can break webpages and the browser.
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Re: Computer crashed, lost all of the session restore data

Unread post by Moonchild » 2019-06-18, 12:46

Off-topic:
Isengrim wrote:
2019-06-18, 11:23
Off-topic:
Also note that use of NoScript is not recommended or supported in Pale Moon, as its overzealous blocking capabilities can break webpages and the browser.
Not just that, it destabilizes the browser and regularly causes crashes and data loss.
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Re: Computer crashed, lost all of the session restore data

Unread post by back2themoon » 2019-06-18, 13:24

You also use a lot of potentially clashing plugins and extensions. I'd trim those down to what is truly essential.

(we have a Pale Moon Greasemonkey here)
Safe Mode / clean profile info: Help/Restart in Safe Mode
Information to include when asking for support - How to apply user agent overrides
How to download videos

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