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How to get rid off Firefox Restore Session Dialog Box


This blog has earlier carried a post on how to Restore last session in Firefox. Firefox restores session automatically, which you had opened last time, in case of system crash or some unexpected errors. But this tip explained how you can do that every time you open firefox.

But after that post, I had received mixed reactions.

A few of my readers have appreciated that cool tip and found that very useful. But yesterday, I was contacted by a reader, who found this feature bothering him too much. He even wanted to get rid off the built-in feature of Firefox, where it prompts you to restore firefox session after it had closed due to some unexpected error or a system crash. So, how to do that.

How to get rid off Firefox Restore Session Dialog Box

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This is even easier. You just have to change the value of the browser.sessionstore.enabled flag. It’s easy.

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  • Type about:config in your Firefox Address bar.
  • Select browser.sessionstore.enable
  • Double click to change the setting to false

Simple. Now you will no longer get the Firefox Restore Session Dialog Box.

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Restore last session in Firefox – Recover, Save Tabs


firefox logoI love firefox. So much that I am working on a dedicated blog on it.

Firefox is today the preferred browser for millions and millions of the web surfers. The best part of this fast and secure browser is its open source nature, which allows thousands of developers to create firefox extensions, firefox addon, firefox skins, firefox dictionaries and much more, which seamlessly integrate with your browser to give it a personalized touch.

And, it is fully supported by Google, the undisputed DON of Internet.

If you haven’t yet started using Firefox, then you can . And if you have been using Firefox, then there is a great set of free web tools from Google just for you. You can

Coming back, the present post is about the tip on…

Restoring last session in firefox

Firefox users know that one of most useful features of Firefox is its ability to restore the last session, by opening all the tabs, which were open when your system crashed and you lost the track. But this happens only if your system halted on its own. If you yourself exit Firefox, then the firefox will start from its home page.

But you can change this setting easily so that even if you exit firefox manually, it will open all the tabs next time, which were open when your pressed the Close button.

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  • Click on Tools menu > options.
  • Click on the Main tab.
  • Change the setting in “When Firefox Starts” field to “Show my windows and tabs from last time”.
  • Save your settings.

This feature of firefox is really useful. You know small things do wonders to add your browsing experience.

How to remove firefox restore session feature (Edit)

Even if you do not implement the above given trick, Firefox restores the last session in case it closes due to some error or system crash. There are certain times, when you want to disable that feature. Check our post on How to get rid off Firefox Restore Session Dialog Box.

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How to backup MS Outlook files


MS Outlook is the default mail client for many users and avid Outlook users contain all their mail, contact, calendar and huge personal data in Outlook.

So, it is highly important to know how to take backup of MS Outlook files regularly. This small tutorial is an attempt towards that.

How to:

There are two methods for backuking up Outlook files, Easy method and a slight difficult method.

First, off-course the easy one. Go to Microsoft, download the free MS Outlook Backup utility and run it at regular intervals. Simple. But it requires you to have Genuine Windows copy. If you have that, you don’t require to read this post any further. If not, go ahead to the other method.

For MS Outlook 2003…

(Look out this space for Taking backup of MS Outlook 2007 files, in a later post)

You just have to locate your Personal Folder file (.pst) file which contains all of your Outlook folders, including the Inbox, Calendar, and Contacts. In case you are using the archiving feature, then you will also have another file for Archive folders. After locating it, just make a copy of this (these two) files, store them and use them for restoration whenever required.

But where are these files.

Yes, this is a tricky part. Follow these steps.

For Backup…

  • Start Outlook Express.
  • Right Click on the Outlook Today icon in your Outlook Shortcuts and select Properties.
  • A Personal Folder Properties dialog box will open. Click Advanced.

  • In the next dialog box, look for the path. Note it down or use Ctrl+C to copy the path to your Clipboard.
  • Close Outlook and start Windows Explorer
  • Go to the noted path, or if you had copied the path to your clipboard, simply use Ctrl+V in the address bar of explorer.

  • In this folder you will find the outlook.pst file, which you were searching. Take a copy of this file and store at a safe location. Not on the same computer but at a different location. Your backup is complete.

For Restoration…

Simply paste the backup file at the same location. But this will overwrite the current data. A better approach will be to use Import feature for restoration.

  1. Start Outlook.
  2. Click on File > Import and Export.
  3. Click on “Import from another program or file” > Next.

  4. Click “Personal Folder File (.pst)” > Next.

  5. Browse and select the PST file, which you have backed up > Next

  6. If required, follow the same steps for Archives also.

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