Session back-up won't load
rsa-vby last edited by leocg
After turning on my laptop today, I opened Opera and saw all my tabs from all my workspaces gone. I've experienced crashes like this before, so I copied the session and tab files from the appdata folder and tried replacing the newer files. It didn't work. but the same method does work with some older session back-up files so I suspect the most recent crash corrupted my session file.
I decided to have a look to try and see what I can do about it, but opening any session file just shows nonsense if I use notepad and similar programs.
Here are my questions:
- how can I open the session file in a sensible way, or
- what else I can try to restore my lost session?
Just for context, I also tried:
- copy-pasting older session files (6 months+) into the Sessions folder, which resulted in restoring tabs from that time
renaming my session file to the newer session's name, and vice-versa
renaming my session file with the number from the registry ("stable last running")
- opening the session files (with my session and some other for comparison) with notepad, word, notepad++, none of which shows anything readable.
No luck so far.
Would appreciate your help here a lot as I had a ton of important tabs opened there and organised into workspaces, thanks.