2 Ways To Manually Restore Last Session In Google Chrome

All web browsers support session restore functionality, and Google Chrome is no exception. Google Chrome saves some information like open tabs and windows, the size of each window, and its position on the screen.

If you have configured the Chrome browser to restore the last session upon launching the browser automatically, it automatically restores the state of the last session (state just before the Chrome browser was closed).

You likely know that one can configure the Chrome browser to automatically restore the browsing session by selecting the Continue where you left off option in the On start-up section of the Chrome Settings page.

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Additionally, when you restart the Chrome browser after a crash or killing it via the Task Manager, Chrome displays a small dialog with an option to restore the last session.

When the option is turned on, Chrome restores the last session without fail. That said, very rarely, Chrome might not restore the last session automatically and might not even offer the dialog that it displays after a crash. How do you restore Chrome’s last browsing session manually?

Well, there is an easy way out there to restore Google Chrome’s last browsing session manually. It’s worth noting that this method works even if you have not configured the Chrome browser to restore the last session automatically. Here is how to do that.

Two ways to manually restore Chrome browsing session in Windows 10

Method 1 of 2

Step 1: After launching the Chrome browser, press Ctrl, Shift and T (Ctrl + Shift + T) keys simultaneously to restore the last browsing session.

Method 2 of 2

Step 1: Launch the Chrome browser. Click on the three vertical dots icon (next to the user account picture on the toolbar) and select History to see all the recently closed tabs.

Step 2: Here, under the Recently closed section, Chrome displays X tabs (12 tabs in our case). Click on it to restore the last browsing session. Simple as that!

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Note that Chrome doesn’t display this information on the History page that you access using the Ctrl + H keyboard shortcut.

Tip: These methods work great on the new Microsoft Edge browser based on Chromium as well.

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