Due to a change in Chrome 118, opening URLs for local files (i.e., URLs that start with file:///) now requires extensions to have the “Allow access to file URLs” permission turned on in the extension’s settings.

If this permission is not turned on, local file URLs will be ignored when restoring tabs. In addition, you’ll see this message at the top of saved sessions that contain local file URLs:

To grant the permission, go to Session Buddy’s extension settings and turn on the following toggle:

To get to the settings page, you can either right-click the Session Buddy extension icon in the toolbar and then click “Manage extension” or copy-paste the following URL into the address bar: