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Old 24th June 2021, 07:35   #1  |  Link
Ghitulescu
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Google Chrome recovering sessions

Why such a "stupid" question here, when the internet is full of guides?

Well, none of them works. Basically, 90% of them simply instruct the (assumingly idiot user) to click on the ⋮ in the right and use History... duh?
Other 6-7% go further and even suggest to use whatever extension to Chrome like SessionBuddy. Nice, but what to do when you haven't thought of this before?
Finally, the very few go deep into the details and provide a list of files and their corresponding directories, that need to be saved (if possible) and backuped (if saved). Funnily enough, google keep changing the folders and system files and stuff constantly, which render many guides obsolete and useless (one might even think of a conspiracy here).

My version is 91.0.4472.77.

Now the issue.
I have saved the session* and tabs* files, restarted the Chrome for a presentation (the public should not see the private tabs), then thought of replacing the stored tabs and sessions using the backuped files.
The process was simply I thought - close/shutdown chrome, backup sess/tab/ldb files, restart chrome and cancel the recovery thus "clean" windows, do the presentation, close/shutdown chrome, erase/replace the saved files, restart chrome again in the old environment.

Chrome refused to recognise the saved files (silently, no error message given, just ignored them), and the History function listed the pages used that day.
I deleted everything bearing the date of that day (including logs, ldb etc.), replaced once again the session/tabs files. Chrome was of course shut down during those operations (I could have not been able to delete some of these files).
Upon launching the damn Chrome still did not find anything and stubbornly lists the pages of that damn day (that should have been erased from its memory).

Just another thing, there are no longer Last_session or last_tabs or whatever directories the "old" guides mention, the files are kept in UserData/Default/Sessions.

Has anyone an idea how to make it work?
How to force chrome to accept the saved sessions back into the system?

Thanks
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