How to Restore Google Chrome Tabs after Restart or Crash

    So, Chrome browser crashed and all the active tabs are gone. And the worst thing is that there’s no “Restore” button available when you relaunch the browser. It because you missed to click the button, when it was there or it was never there.

    Chrome restore pages - Chrome didn't shut down correctly

    In both situations, you definitely want to know answer to question i.e. how to restore Chrome tabs after crash or restart? Right.

    Restore Chrome Tabs after Crash

    Fortunately, there’s an option available in the Chrome browser using which you can easily restore chrome tabs after restart. Here’s how you can do that:

    In Chrome browser, click on the (Customize and control) three dots icon and select History.

    Here, you should see an item. For example, 4 Tabs, 3 Tab showing including information about what tabs are including under particular Tab collection.

    restore chrome tab after closing

    When you click, let’s say 4 Tab option, it will restore all the tab in the collection.

    Alternatively, you can go to Customize and control > Settings > On Startup or visit this address: chrome://settings/onStartup

    Chrome continue where you left off

    Here, you need to select “Continue where you left off”. After doing this, the browser from where you left after you close or relaunch browser, or even crash.

    You can use keyboard combination CTRL + SHIFT + T, keep pressing this combination until you find all the tabs.

    check history in chrome browser

    In case, due to any reason, if you’re unable to restore the tabs, then you can go to Customize & control > History > History. You can list of all the tabs which you have opened.

    Keep that in mind that if you’re browsing websites using Chrome Incognito mode and browser crash, then you won’t be able to restore the tabs.

    Viney Dhiman
    Himachali, Mechanical Engineer, Snooker Lover, Avid drinker of Scotch, Traveler, and Webmaster. (

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