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How to Restore Chrome Tabs – User Guide

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Written by Kelly Houstan

Google Chrome is actually the default web browser for most users, and it is also the most used web browser on the globe. But, there are times when you guys are doing some important research work and also have multiple tabs open on your Chrome browser, however, then your browser, for some unknown reason, crashes, or you can accidentally close down a tab. In this situation, you guys may want to restore all the previous tabs, or you may also want to restore a tab that you browsed a few days back. Just read this article to know all about How to Restore Chrome Tabs – User Guide. Let’s begin!

How to Restore Chrome Tabs – User Guide

We are now listing down the ways for restoring your tabs on your Chrome browser. Here is how you can restore Chrome tabs:

Reopen Recently Closed Tabs in Chrome 

If you guys accidentally close down a tab on Google Chrome, then you cannot find it again. Here is what you can actually do:

  • So on your Chrome browser, just make a right-click anywhere on the tab section.
  • Then tap on Reopen closed tab.
  • The chrome will automatically open your last closed tab as well.

Just like that, you guys can also use a keyboard shortcut via tapping Ctrl + Shift + T in order to open your last closed tab on PC or Command + Shift + T on a Mac as well. But, this method will only open your last closed tab and not all the previous tabs. Just check out the next method to open multiple closed tabs.

Set up an Auto-Restore Setting on Chrome 

Chrome browser can be really fascinating whenever it comes to its features. One such feature is that it permits you to enable the Auto-restore setting to restore the pages during a crash or whenever you accidentally quit your browser. This Auto-restore setting is also called ‘continue where you left off’ to enable through Chrome settings as well. When you turn on this setting, you don’t have to worry about losing your tabs. All you need to do is restart your Chrome browser. Here is how you can open closed tabs on Chrome via enabling this setting:

  • Open your Chrome browser and then tap on three vertical dots at the top-right corner of the screen in order to access the main menu.
  • Head to Settings.
  • Choose the On start-up tab from the panel on the left of your screen.
  • Now, just tap on the Continue where you left off option from the middle.

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Restore Multiple Tabs 

If you accidentally quit your browser or suddenly Chrome closed all your tabs because of a system update. In this situation, you may want to reopen all your tabs again as well. Mostly, Chrome shows a restore option when your browser crashes, however, other times you can restore your tabs via your Browser history. If you are thinking about how to restore closed tabs on Chrome, then you can also follow these steps:

On Windows and MAC

If you guys use your Chrome browser on your Windows PC or MAC, then you guys may follow these steps to restore recently closed tabs in Chrome:

  • Just open your Chrome browser and then tap on the three vertical dots at the screen’s top-right corner.
  • Tap on History, and you will be able to see all the recently closed tabs from the drop-down menu.
  • If you want to open tabs from a few days back. Tap on history from the drop-down menu under History. Just like that, you can use the shortcut Ctrl + H in order to access your browsing history.
  • Chrome will also list your browsing history for your previous session and all the preceding days.
  • In order to restore the tabs, then you can hold down the Ctrl key and make a left click on all the tabs you guys want to restore.

On Android and iPhone

If you use your Chrome browser on an Android or iPhone device and accidentally close all the tabs, you can follow these steps if you don’t know how to restore Chrome tabs. The procedure for restoring the closed tabs is pretty similar to the desktop version.

  • Open your Chrome browser on your device and then open a new tab to prevent overwriting the currently open tab.
  • Then tap on the three vertical dots from the top-right corner of your screen.
  • Tap on History.
  • Now, you guys will be able to access your browsing history. From there, you can just scroll down and restore all your closed tabs as well.

Access Tabs from other devices

If you guys open some tabs on a device and later want to open the same tabs on another device. Then you can easily do it if you are signed in on your Google account. Your Google account actually saves your browsing history regardless of your switching devices. This feature can also come in handy when you want to access the same website from your mobile phone on your desktop. Just follow these steps for this method.

  • You have to open the Chrome browser and tap on the three vertical dots at the screen’s top-right corner to access the main menu.
  • Now from the main menu, tap on History and then choose History from the drop-down menu. Just like that, you can also use Ctrl + H to open your browsing history.
  • Tap on tabs from other devices from the panel on the left.
  • Now, you guys will see the list of websites that you accessed on other devices. Just tap on it to open the website.


Well, That is all from my side. If you want to know more about this article or have any queries. Then feel free to ask me anything in the comments section below.

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