Everyone else is worried about clearing all records, but I spent more than a year setting up all the tabs that I want open for my work. After an institutionally mandated "upgrade", numerous programs failed to function and I got remote help that resolved most of those problems. Unfortunately, the remote Tech closed and re-opened Safari without doing a "Restore Previous Session" and then closed it, again. Short of painstakingly pouring over thousands of websites that I have visited over the past 12 - 18 months, perhaps I can find where Safari stored "Restore Last Session" history file I need within Time Machine. Any suggestions? I looked in ~Library//Caches/Metadata/Safari and found thousands of websites, but no "Restore Last Session"
First, close Safari, then enter Time Machine from
Next, restore the
Then reopen Safari and then you can "Reopen All Windows from Last Session" in the History menu.
I think the thing you are looking for is called "Saved Application State". For Safari you can find it at
/Users/YOURUSERNAME/Library/Saved Application State/com.apple.Safari.savedState.
If you close Safari, then copy the content of that folder (it should be three files I think) from a known good Time Machine backup into the current version of the folder, that should restore your tabs.