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  • So I fall asleep with quite a bunch of tabs for a huge coursework and wake up with a wiped browser and some yoursites123 browser hijack. Personally I have not installed anything new for months, so i wonder where it could have come from. I open internet explorer not to butcher my chances of restoring the tabs and searh how to restore opera tabs, find that new opera's file directory place seems to be different, find it at last and see no .db or bak files. I see a text file called "opera_autoupdate" dated today though. I have "last session" file with no .anything after it, type of file is "file"

    So from what i gathered, opera autoupdated while i was asleep (if it really did that's such bad behaviour!). It is still open, the only new tabs i opened were about:opera and this one as i couldn't post from another browser; I have a browser hijacker for removing which computer will have to be restarted and I want to have my tabs back. What would the course of actions be?

  • Opera does not apply updates until you restart the browser. If it did restart either Windows rebooted or Opera crashed. If you have a browser hijacker its very likely to have crashed as they are notoriously poorly programmed and cause all sorts of problems. If Opera restarted and it didn't restore the session when it came back up than they are gone. The hijacker probably corrupted the session. Opera's current session system is only a 'continue where I left off' session. You can't load it up any other way. You should still be able to find the sites you visited in your browsers history though.

    For the future you should consider installing a real session manager. There are a few for Opera and several for Chrome (which you can install in Opera with the Download Chrome Extension). I personally use Session Buddy. It can auto save sessions for just such little problems and stores them separately from Opera's more basic session system. Its a handy way to have a 'backup' of your web browsing and as we say in the industry "back it up before you jack it up."