How to Restore Tabs on Chrome

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How to Restore Tabs on Chrome

Have you ever been working on multiple tabs and accidentally closed your Chrome window or a particular tab? Chrome lets you quickly reopen tabs and windows you’ve recently closed. Here is how you can restore tabs in chrome. 

How to Reopen Closed tab on accident

  1. On your computer right-click on your Chrome Tab bar > Select Reopen closed tab.

  2. You can also press Ctrl+Shift+T  (or Command+Shift+T on a Mac) to reopen a closed tab with a keyboard shortcut. 

How to Restore Recently closed Tabs

You can see recently closed tabs on all of your devices if you have synced your chrome browser across devices. 

  1. Click ⋮. It’s in the top-right corner of the window. A drop-down menu will appear.

  2. Hover over the “History” option.

  3. You should see a list of all the most recently used tabs divided by device. Choose the tab you want to re-open.

  4. To browse the complete history you can click on ⋮ > History > History. 

How to Restore Tabs when Chrome or Computer crashed

A computer crash is never a good experience, but you don’t have to worry about Chrome losing your current session.

Google Chrome can handle a crash gracefully when you lose all your open tabs. Normally, when you restart Chrome, it shows a “restore tabs” button. This option will fully restore your last browsing session. 

If you do not get an option to “restore tabs” then here is how you can still restore. 

  1. Click ⋮. It’s in the top-right corner of the window. A drop-down menu will appear.

  2. Hover over the “History” option.

  3.  There you should see an option that reads “# tabs”. You can click this option to restore your previous session.

If you were browsing incognito (private mode) and you lose your tabs, Chrome will not be able to restore them.