June 09, 2024

How To Restore Tabs in Chrome

Written by Eleanor McKeown

How To Restore Tabs in Chrome

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Elly
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Jun 9, 2024 03:36 PM
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How to restore tabs in Google Chrome. Instructions to restore recent tabs and older browser sessions in your Google Chrome web browser
Losing Tabs in Chrome is a frustrating problem that we all come up against when browsing online. One accidental shutdown or browser crash and all your precious work is gone. But don’t worry, that’s why we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to help you restore your Tabs in Chrome and hold on to those all-important sites you were browsing.
As browser designers, we’re keen to share our knowledge on the subject and ensure you never lose your Tabs again. We will walk you through the following:
So let’s jump into the instructions.

How To Restore Recent Tabs in Chrome

Follow these steps to restore a tab you just closed or multiple tabs from a recent session:
[1.] Click the three dots in the top right corner of an open Chrome window.
[2.] Hover over “History”.
[3.] Click the first option on the drop-down menu under “Recently Closed" to open the last window you shut. (If a recently closed window had multiple tabs, the number of tabs will show in the drop-down menu.)
[4.] You can either click on individual Tabs to restore them. If multiple Tabs were open at the same time, click on the relevant Tabs and a drop-down menu will appear. Select “Restore Window” to restore all Tabs from this session.
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To make this process even simpler, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + T on Windows / Linux or ++ T on Mac, which will restore the Window of all the Tabs you just closed. Alternatively, visit File > Reopen Closed Tab from the Menu at the top of your browser.

How to Restore Older Tabs in Chrome

To restore older Tabs in Chrome, you will need to search through your History. Follow these instructions to restore Tabs from older sessions:
[1.] Access your browser history by clicking on the three dots at the top of your browser or by visiting File > History. Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut + Y on Mac and Ctrl + Y on Windows / Linux.
[2.] Search through your History to find the Tabs you need, by trying to remember the date that you were viewing a particular site. Alternatively, you can choose the By group option to see Tabs that Chrome has grouped together.
[3.] Click on individual links from these lists to restore the Tabs you need.
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What if Chrome Still Won’t Restore my Tabs?

If the steps above don't work, there’s not much left to try. But, that said, don’t worry, all is not lost. Luckily, there are strategies you can employ to prevent the same problem occurring in the future.

How To Avoid The Need To Restore Tabs In The Future

To stop losing closed Tabs, you could try a tab manager extension or remembering to bookmark important sites. Neither method will bring back your closed Tabs, but they could go some way to avoiding the problem. Alternatively, we highly recommend using Horse Browser, a new web browser that always saves your searches and sites.
That’s because Horse Browser is designed differently from standard web browsers. It replaces Tabs with its own unique navigational method, named Trails:
❇︎ Every time you click on a link, a new page is opened on the Trail, creating nested pages that perfectly track your online research.
❇︎ When Horse Browser closes or quits, all your pages are automatically saved, even after a total shutdown or update. Just like a Notes App.
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Re-open Horse Browser and you’ll find everything you need, conveniently stored in the sidebar.
You’ll finally have peace of mind, knowing you won’t lose any precious time or work again. If you’re interested in finding out more about Horse Browser, visit here.
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