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Opera Crashed, How do I recover my tabs?

  • Isn't there some sort of saved last session file from the last time Opera backed up the tabs that were open?

  • There's a "Last session" file that you might be able to copy to a safe place if you haven't closed Opera yet and if it's not also corrupted. Then, you could replace the Current Session file with it while Opera is closed. Don't know if it'll work.

    But, you can look at the Last Session file with a text editor to see if it even has the list of open tabs in there.

  • @burnout426 I haven't closed Opera yet. Where is that last session file for Opera 62, and how can I use it to restore my tabs?

  • Goto the URL opera://about and take note of the profile path. That's where it's at. Try copying it to a safe place before you close Opera. Then, you'd rename it "Current Session" and use a copy of it to paste and replace the current "Current Session" file (once you close Opera). Untested though.

  • View the "Last Sessions" file in a text editor first to make sure all the tabs are listed in there. If not, try one of the other files, but that's where mine are at.

  • Thank you very much for your help!

  • Does that mean you were successful in restoring them by replacing "Current Session" (while Opera was closed) with a copy of "Last Session" (made before Opera closed)?

  • Nope. I followed your directions and it looked like it could have worked. Unfortunately the last session data was blank after crashing and then having restarting issues. At least in theory if someone else has this problem and searches the web for a solution I think your advice has a chance of helping them.

  • 😞

    One thing you can do every once in a while is to right-click on the tab bar or tab and choose "save all tabs to a speed dial folder". Then, if something like this happens, you can right-click on the folder and choose "open all in new tabs".

    You can also goto opera://bookmarks and export your bookmarks every once in a while so that that speed dial folder is backed up.

    It's manual, but it might help.

    On another note, I post a link to one of the session extensions that might help as soon as a find the old thread on here.

  • Didn't find the exact thread I wanted to find, but the extension is Session Buddy.

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