Reopen multiple closed windows with many tabs
davidr last edited by davidr
I have been running Opera v. 94 with a large number of open windows and a very large number of open tabs. When I opened one new tab (it was an Evernote note opened from an on-screen notification), Opera crashed out entirely. After a minute a new Opera window opened with (for some reason) an Evernote help page I did not have open. In Task Manager, all my previous Opera processes (37 of them) still seemed to be open.
I waited several more minutes, hoping the closed windows would reopen, but they never did. Perhaps unwisely, I closed the one open window, then restarted Opera. That window reopened, as did all 37 processes, but no other windows or tabs.
Is there any way to reopen previously open windows and tabs after a crash like this? I can't find any way to do it, other than by opening one new window at a time and going back through the history reopening every tab one by one. I'm willing to try "technical stuff" if necessary. TIA for any help.
EDIT: In previous crash situations, I have seen Opera automatically reopen a comparable number of windows and tabs. I don't know why that didn't happen this time.
bfallona last edited by
@davidr Your a man after my own heart. I also suffer from too many tabs ( SADD -Senior Attention Deficit Disorder lol) so head to Chrome extentsions and search for Great Suspender. This is the answer for all that like a lot of tabs. In that you can save, export, go back to previous sessions and it works in Chrome & Opera & Edge. Good luck.
davidr last edited by
OK, WRT "technical stuff": I located the folder AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable. There are a lot of files stored there, for instance one called Tabs_13320265919185108 which does seem to have some information about sites I browsed yesterday. Can anyone point me to any file there that might be holding the list of windows and tabs I had open yesterday, and which Opera might be able to use to reopen them?
burnout426 Volunteer last edited by burnout426
In the "Sessions" folder in the profile folder, you have Session_timestamp (for currently-opened tabs and windows) and Tabs_timestamp for the recently-closed tabs list.
There are usually 2 sets of each file. One newer, one older.
If you ever open up Opera and your tabs are gone, without closing Opera, you can copy the "Sessions" folder to your desktop. Then, you can close Opera and delete all the files in the Sessions folder in the profile folder. Then, you can copy the Session_ and Tabs_ files with the older timestamps from the Sessions folder on your desktop to the Sessions folder in your profile folder. Then, when you start Opera back up, Opera will start up with that older session and show all your tabs and windows again.
This trick can fail though if the crash (or something else) corrupted the session files.
If you close Opera after starting it up and finding that your tabs/windows are missing, you'll be out of luck though as the older session files with your opend tabs/windows will be overwritten. In that case, your only option is to use a very-recent backup of the Sessions folder.
davidr last edited by
Many thanks, @burnout426. I followed your instructions, but clearly I had made a mistake by closing Opera early on after I noticed the mistake, and while I had a Tabs_ file from the day before the crash, I only had a Session_ file from afterward, so those previous windows and tabs are gone. Thanks for the tip on backing up. I'm moving to a new computer, and will need to reestablish as many of those windows and tabs from History as I can or wish to, and then copy or sync the necessary files to reproduce that on the new system.