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Windows 7: Firefox opening old sessions

16 Jan 2010   #1
tdg1

Windows 7
 
 
Firefox opening old sessions

I upgraded to Windows 7 with FF 3.5.2 installed. When I start up FF, occasionally old pages will load up, even if I close FF with no pages open and have cleared my old tab sessions. When I start FF it won't just open up the pages that I was last on but pages from hours before hand. Anyone else have this problem or know what it could be?


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16 Jan 2010   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

tdg1, welcome to the forums.

First, 3.5.2? If so try updating to the latest 3.5.7,

Firefox Browser | Free ways to customize your Internet

and see if it still happens.
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16 Jan 2010   #3
Not Myself

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

sessionstore.js, in the Firefox profile, may be the cause, and you may have more than one similar file; any/all can be removed. FF will create a new .js upon restart.

Profile folder - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
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16 Jan 2010   #4
tdg1

Windows 7
 
 

I upgraded before and it did it, so downgraded thinking that might have been it. It didn't help.

Thanks, I'll delete my sessionstore.js file to see if that does anything.
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16 Jan 2010   #5
Not Myself

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Changing the version of Firefox would have no effect on any/all sessionstore.js files, as they are (as previously indicated) in the profile, not in the Firefox program folders.

This difference is an extremely common misunderstanding about Firefox, with people constantly posting on MozillaZine that they did actions such as reinstalling Firefox which did not change the behavior of Firefox. That the behavior did not change is what is to be expected, rather than complained about. Asking first as to the proper thing(s) to do might actually be helpful....
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18 Jan 2010   #6
tdg1

Windows 7
 
 

Deleting the session file did not work, it is still opening old windows when I first open FF.
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18 Jan 2010   #7
Not Myself

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

That is easy to fix: Don't open Firefox....

Suggest that you post a message in the Firefox Support forum, which does not require registration, and where you're likely to get suggestions on other things to try:

Index page • mozillaZine Forums
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18 Jan 2010   #8
tdg1

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Not Myself View Post
That is easy to fix: Don't open Firefox....

Suggest that you post a message in the Firefox Support forum, which does not require registration, and where you're likely to get suggestions on other things to try:

Index page • mozillaZine Forums
Wow, you've been great help...
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19 Jan 2010   #9
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 
Just a guess..

Open up Tools>Options> And on the General Tab is "When Firefox Starts:" set to "Show my windows & tabs from last time", if so put it back to Home Page or w/e.
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