Restore lost Session Manager content?

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Restore lost Session Manager content?

Unread postby VLMin » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 00:13

Greetings!

I am running PM 27.9.2 32-bit on Win 7 x64. I have Session Manager 0.8.1.13 (the recommended version) installed. While attempting to add content to an existing, custom-named session folder, I accidentally overwrote already existing content. I have backups (via FEBE 10.x), therefore I have the following files that seem pertinent:

session.rdf
sessionCheckpoints.json
sessionmanager.dat
sessionstore.bak
sessionstore.js

I believe that one (or more) these files may contain the content I seek, but I don't know where or how (excepting the .dat file) to look. If someone could point me in the right direction, I'd be most grateful.

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Re: Restore lost Session Manager content?

Unread postby adesh » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 12:36

Depending on your situation data may be in sessionstore.js and sessionstore.bak both.
These files store data is JSON format. So, you may use something like http://jsonviewer.stack.hu/ service to easily view how the session data is structured inside the file. If you are worried about privacy use a text editor which can pretty format JSON.

Now, if you find the you tabs in there, what you need to do copy the tab entries to entries inside tabs inside windows array. After that, save the file as sessionstore.js (browser fully closed), load the browser and it should open with the tabs you copied over.

You need to have some knowledge of JSON if you want to pull this off.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSON#Example
Last edited by adesh on Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 12:39, edited 1 time in total.


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