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Have you ever suddenly lost all of your open Google Chrome tabs that you have stacked up. This could be due to various reasons such as Google Chrome crashing or because you have accidentally closed the Google Chrome window. Losing your work all of a sudden is never a pleasant experience. However, Google Chrome lets you restore your recently closed tabs or can help you continue from where you left off.

Here at LinuxAPT, we shall look into the different methods to restore Google Chrome Tabs. 

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1. How to Restore Google Chrome tabs using Keyboard Shortcut ?

This is the simplest and quickest way to bring back recently closed Google Chrome tabs. 

  • You can make use of the keyboard shortcut CTRL + Shift + T to bring back Google Chrome tabs. 
  • When you press this keyboard shortcut, it will bring back your most recently closed Chrome tab. 
  • Keep pressing the shortcut keys to restore all recently closed tabs.


2. How to Restore Google Chrome tabs from the Title Bar ?

You can bring back recently closed Google Chrome tabs from Google Chrome's title bar. 

  • Right-click on an empty space in the title bar of the Google Chrome browser. By doing so, a menu will appear. 
  • Click Reopen closed tab to bring back all the recently closed tabs.


3. How to Restore Google Chrome Tabs from the List ?

Another way to restore Google Chrome tabs is from the history list. 

  • To do so, click the vertical dots icon on the top right corner of Google Chrome. By doing so, a menu will appear. 
  • Click History to open a sub-menu. 
  • In the submenu under the Recently closed title, you will see a list of pages that you have closed recently. 
  • To restore the tabs, simply click the pages from the list.


4. How to Restore Google Chrome Tabs from History ?

You can also restore the recently closed tabs from Google Chrome's history. 

  • Press the Ctrl+h shortcut to open the history window. Here, you will find your entire browsing history.
  • To restore any tab, simply click on it.


5. How to Restore all Tabs from Last Browsing Session ?

Google Chrome can restore all tabs from your last browsing session. For instance, if you have accidentally closed Google Chrome or have restarted your system. The next time you launch Google Chrome, it will automatically open the tabs you were working on last time. You will not need to manually open them.

  • To enable this option, go to Settings by clicking the three dots icon on the top left corner of the Google Chrome window.
  • On the Settings page, click On startup.
  • Then select Continue where you left off.
  • After enabling this option, close the Settings window.


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Conclusion

This article covers the different methods you can use to bring back the Google Chrome tabs that were lost due to the system restart or the accidental closure of Google Chrome. However, you should remember that you can't restore tabs in incognito mode because this mode does not save the browsing history.


How to Recover Chrome tabs after a crash ?

Tabs are the modern equivalent of a desk full of papers. If you lose them, you could be losing hours of work or missing an important deadline.

But don't worry — there are ways to restore Chrome tabs after a crash. Chrome has built in a crash recovery process that will help most people. However, for some people the prompt doesn't appear in Chrome. In either case, here's what we recommend:

  • Follow Chrome's recovery prompts if you see them.
  • If you don't see the recovery prompts, use the keyboard shortcut Cmd + Shift + T (Mac) or Ctrl + Shift + T (Windows).

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