[Succesfully recovered] Crash and lost Session (2022)
steaua10 last edited by steaua10
Just want to share my succesfull experience from past minutes.
Latest Opera version for Windows desktop. Experienced a sudden crash, followed by an instant restart by Opera, resulting in a lost Session. A session of over 200 tabs was close to be lost.
Such crashes I did not noticed for very long time, last time before the user profile folder structure was reorganized in Opera in 2021.
Happily I managed to recover it.
While Opera it's not closed yet, it's necessary to do a backup of this folder - %AppData%\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Sessions
After closing this empty Opera session, replace the content of current Sessions folder with that from backup, and delete the file Session_########## with the smallest size from those two (only a few bytes). Eventually the smallest Tabs_### file if there are 2 as well. This should do the trick.
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Or, a more simple way.
After crash, after you've started Opera and encountered an empty new session, while Opera is open, do a back-up of this folder -> %AppData%\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Sessions
Then you can close Opera, rename/delete current "Sessions" folder, and replace it the one from backup. Keep the backup until you will have a recovered session. Make sure in current "Sessions" folder is only by one "Session_####" and "Tabs_####" file (the smallest one can be deleted).
- Important: When you notice that your session was lost, do not start browsing in this new empty session to not overwrite your old main session. For browsing Internet use another browser, another device, or a private windows in Opera (Ctrl+Shift+N).