Move FireFox Sessions from Linux to Mac


I just moved from OpenSuSE to OS X. There are many opened windows/tabs in FireFox on OpenSuSE. To move them onto OS X, here is how.

In OpenSuSE, launch FireFox.

Click on menu button which is located on upper right corner.

  1. Click on help which is a small question mark logo on the lower right of menu.
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information. It will open a new tab.
  3. Click on Open Directory button. It launches Nautilus to browse the folder.
  4. Quit FireFox.
  5. Go back to Nautilus and look for sessionstore.js which is not available before your quite FireFox.
  6. Copy sessionstore.js to OS X.

Now, launch FireFox in OS X.

  1. Click on menu button which is located on upper right corner.
  2. Click on help which is a small question mark logo on the lower right of menu.
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information. It will open a new tab.
  4. Click on Show in Finder button. It launches Finder to browse the folder.
  5. Quit FireFox.
  6. Go back to Finder and open your profile folder. For first-time launch, it should be xxx.default where xxx may be any mixed characters.
  7. Copy sessionstore.js to this folder.

Okay, now it’s done. Just reopen your FireFox and it brings up all your windows/tabs as before.

Reference

  1. Apple: OS X
  2. GNOME: Nautilus
  3. Mozilla: FireFox
  4. Mozilla: Support: FireFox: Profiles – Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data
  5. OpenSuSE

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