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How to Reopen/Restore Recently Closed Tabs in Chrome, Firefox, IE

In some cases, you may want to restore recently closed tabs in your web browser. For example, you got some important pages through Google search engine, but accidently closed them while browsing or quitted the Chrome browser.

In fact, the closed tabs are not missing. Web browser saves the visited pages in recent days in the History list. As long as you haven’t cleared the history, you can quickly reopen the closed pages from the History list.

Now this post will show you how to restore recently closed tabs in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge browser.


1. How to restore recently closed tabs in Google Chrome

In Google Chrome, click the 3 lined icon in the upper right corner, then point History in the drop-down menu, and it will show a list of the most recently closed tabs. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcuts ''Ctrl + Shift + T'' to restore each tab you recently closed.

recently closed tabs in Chrome History

If you want to reopen the tabs that were closed earlier, click the History or press Ctrl + H to go to the chrome://history page. There it shows a list of history record, which includes the browsing and search history, as well as the closed pages in recent days. Click any one record so that you can reopen the tab quickly.

2. How to restore recently closed tabs in Firefox

Step 1: In Firefox browser, click the 3 lined icon in the upper right corner, and then click History in the drop-down menu.

Select History

Step 2: In the HISTORY menu, you can select the target tab(s) you want to open, or click the Restore Closed Tabs to quickly open all most recently closed pages.

restore closed tabs in firefox

3. How to reopen recently closed tabs in Internet Explorer

If you accidently closed some tabs but Internet Explorer is not closed, right click on any one tab or any empty space on the tab bar, and then select Reopen closed tab; or point Recently closed tabs, and then open individual or all closed tabs.

Reopen closed tab in IE

If Internet Explorer is closed, now start it, then press Ctrl + H to open the History menu, and then open the closed web pages from the list.

Open History in IE

4. How to restore recently closed tabs in Microsoft Edge

Like Internet Explorer, if you accidently closed some tabs but Microsoft Edge is not closed, right click on any one tab or right click on any empty space on the tab bar, and then select Reopen closed tab to restore the most recently closed tab.

reopen closed tab in edge

If Microsoft Edge is closed, now start it, then press Ctrl + H to bring up the HISTORY menu, where you can view and open the closed pages.

history tabs