Opened tabs in workspaces are gone
luber44 last edited by
I have 10 sidebar categories and 10 to 20 tabs in each. Opera works really well so I persist with it about 2 3 times in the past year [which is why I'm evaluating still] on boot up all the categories remain in the sidebar but with only 1 new tab in each. I haven't been able to pin it down but I suspect this happens after an auto-update.. I claw my way back largely from memory and checking through <History>. Is this an undocumented feature?
burnout426 Volunteer last edited by
This shouldn't happen as long as Opera is always properly closed by you (as opposed to leaving it open when shutting down or restarting Windows or a power outage or crash of Opera or crash of Windows). This also shouldn't happen during an update as long as nothing (anti-virus/security software etc.) interferes with the update. Another possible cause could be a failing hard drive and or filesystem corruption.
However, for a select few users, after updating, Opera doesn't like the session files in the "sessions" folder in your profile folder and will ignore them and create new ones (or add to the latest existing ones but ignore older entries), which will cause loss of opened tabs and recently-closed tabs. A lot of times in this case, even restoring from a backup sessions folder won't help as Opera will ignore those too. Don't know why that happens, but it seems to happen when Opera updates to a new major version (as if the supported file format and version changed or something). Also, it seems to hit Windows 7 users more than other Windows versions. With that said, you might be running into something like that, but don't know for sure.
What I would do is:
For each workspace, right-click on a tab, goto "save", and choose "all tabs as a speed dial folder". Then, rename that folder on your start page to the name of the workspace.
Then, goto the URL
opera://aboutand take note of the "profile" path. Then, close Opera.
In the profile folder, delete everything in the "sessions" folder. This will cause you to lose all opened tabs and all recently-closed tabs. In other words, you'll basically be triggering the problem yourself. But, when you start Opera, Opera will create new session files which should rule out any corruption and hopefully fix things for the future.
When Opera starts, to restore your opened tabs, in each workspace, right-click on its corresponding speed dial folder on the start page and choose "open all in tabs" (or use "open all in workspace" from any workspace and choose the workspace to open them in). Then, if you want, you can delete all those speed dial folders or use the
opera://bookmarkspage and move them to a bookmarks folder for safe keeping (as an old backup for example).
Also, just for good measure, and with the understanding that it might not always help, regularly keep a backup of the "sessions" folder (always make the backup while Opera is closed) so you can try to restore from the backup if it happens again.
tonan666 last edited by
I started my PC this morning and noticed that all of my tabs and tabs under Workspaces have disappeared like it was a new installed.
I have read numerous posts in the forum and external sources but unable to find a solution to restore the tabs. All programs on my PC are always manually shut down and the PC is powered down at the end of the day.
Can anyone assist me with where to look for a solution? And I guess from now on I can't trust this feature and must backup all the tabs manually on a regular basis.
kevinfreels last edited by
This isn't accurate. I just came back to check out what Opera has been up to since I've been busy working the Dev channel on Edge for the last year. I fired up the latest and greatest opera GX, Started really using it, setup several workspaces, moved tabs from the first workspace to different workspaces, and then switched back and forth between workspaces numerous times and then after a couple hours I switch to a workspace and crashed. Restarted and all of my workspaces were gone. Checked for updates. Nothing. All is up to date. Went back at it. A couple hours later, bam.... all workspaces empty again just making a change from one workspace to another.
Rebooted. Ran chkdsk /r and sfc /scannow. Found a few errors on sfc and corrected them. rebooted. launched opera GX again. went back to it thinking maybe it was something found by the sfc. Then about 2 hours later...bam... all my workspaces empty again.
I'm at a loss. Going to dig in now and see if I can't find a cause but it should really be more stable than this. I'll probably remove all extensions to start and make sure it's not something there and will report back later but this is just bizarre and I don't feel I can trust it. This is a 6 month old Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 11 with an i7-1365U vPro and 32GB. I shouldn't be having this kind of trouble.
cmspencer last edited by
@burnout426 Key word "Shouldn't", but it did in my case. This has now happened a few times, since updating to v100.0.
I have noticed that when it does restore previously opened tabs it opens an initial Opera, then opens a second instance, restores the tabs, and leaves the first instance, with only the initial home tab, open !
If this is the situation, as it was once for me, then if you close the instance with all your tabs, then the second 'empty' instance, you lose the tabs. I haven'y has the chance to see if killing the first instance
shubhr0 last edited by
It happened to me today. I am sure i closed it properly before shut down and it happened anyway. All workspaces empty. This is so frustrating. Does anyone have a solution. Thanks
kevinfreels last edited by
@shubhr0 Honestly, I had forgotten about this. I simply stopped using it at the time because I was too busy with other things. Then got dragged into some MS Edge stuff with the "Workfolders" which is kinda not really similar to Workspaces. Then I forgot about it. lol
I'm probably going to update and see if I can make it happen on purpose tonight. In the meantime, I noticed something in one of the other comments that I think I ran into as well but wasn't paying attention. If you haven't done anything else, or if it does crash on you, when you open Opera again and you see all your workspaces gone, launch a second Opera window and if not there, a 3rd and see if it doesn't magically appear.
I can't say why but when I read that other comment, something stirred in the back of my mind but I really can't place it. It's possible I'm just off my rocker but it can't hurt to try. lol