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How to Restore Chrome Last Session Tabs After Crash


Quick Overview
  • Chrome tabs can be restored after a crash by accessing the History section and reopening recently closed tabs.
  • Keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl + Shift + T can restore all closed Chrome tabs quickly after an accidental closure.
  • Enabling the option to continue where you left off in Chrome settings ensures that tabs from the last session are restored even after a crash or manual closure.

Did it ever happen to you that you accidentally closed the tabs on Chrome, or did all of your tabs get closed because Chrome crashed? Nothing bugs down except all of your tabs getting closed because of a random crash. So what do to do if the tabs got closed by mistake? Worry not; you can recover Chrome tabs that have been closed after the crash or if you have closed them by yourself. This article discusses all the ways to restore Chrome tabs after a crash. 

Ways To Restore Chrome Tabs After Crash 

Ways To Restore Chrome Tabs After Crash 

There are various to restore Chrome tabs after the browser crashes, such as-.

Restore Chrome All Tabs From History

You can restore the Chrome tabs from the History. To do so, follow the steps given below-

  • Press Ctrl + H on the Chrome window to open the History page. 
  • Here, you will see the Recently Closed option. 

How to Restore Chrome Tabs After Crash (All Methods)

  • Click on the Recently Closed option, and all closed tabs will be reopened.

Using Keyboard Shortcuts

Another way to do so is by using the keyboard shortcut. If Chrome was closed accidentally and all the tabs were closed, you can use the keyboard shortcut to restore the tab. Press Ctrl + Shift + T key combo to restore Chrome tabs. This keyboard shortcut is for Windows, but press the Cmd + Shift + T key combo on Mac. 

Manually From History 

You can either restore Chrome tabs manually from the History. You will have to manually re-open the tabs from the History. Given below are the steps to do so-

  • Open Chrome browser. 
  • Click on the Menu icon at the top. 
  • Now, hover over History and then again click on the History option. 

How to Restore Chrome Tabs After Crash (All Methods)

  • You can click on the links in the history to open it. 
  • You will have to do so manually for all closed links. 

Enable Chrome To Start Where You Left 

Another thing that you can do is allow Chrome to start where you left off. This option will allow your Chrome to open with the tabs from the last session. So even if Chrome gets closed accidentally or crashes, it will start with the tabs from the previous session. You can enable this option by following the steps given below-

  • Open Google Chrome on your device and then click on the Three Dots at the top right corner. 
  • After this, click on Settings and then click on On Startup
  • Under this option, click on Continue Where You Left Off

How to Restore Chrome Tabs After Crash (All Methods)

  • This will enable the option to restore the Chrome tabs when you start Chrome the next time. 


These were all the ways to restore Chrome tabs after a crash. Even if Chrome crashed unexpectedly or you closed it by yourself, because of which all the tabs got closed, you can follow the above steps to restore the Chrome tab. The above method works for all the accidentally closed tabs or the ones you manually closed. 


Anurag Jain
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Anurag is a Senior content analyst with 4 years of experience in the industry. Based in India, He is extremely skilled at Windows related to How to Troubleshooting matters. His favorite topics are Windows 11, Android, and How To's.


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