How to Reopen Recently Closed Tabs in Edge Computer?

Learn how to reopen the recently closed tabs in the Edge browser on the computer. If you've accidentally closed a tab, the edge can reopen the closed tab.

Often time by mistake or maybe in a hurry we closed the tabs in our browser. But, later we realize that we want to refer back to the page that was closed. This happens pretty frequently.

If this is the case even with you, then the Microsoft Edge browser has a great feature. It’s known as Reopen Closed Tab or Recently Closed tabs. As the name suggests, it will quickly open the recently closed tab within the browser and relaunch the sessions.

The recently closed tabs depend on the browsing history to recover the closed websites. Hence, technically it’s not possible to recover the tabs closed in private browsing mode.

Related: How to Reopen the Recent Closed Tabs in Edge Android?

There are multiple ways to achieve open previous closed sites, but I prefer the one listed just below.

How to Reopen Recent Closed Tabs in Edge Computer?

If you want to reopen the previously closed tabs, the Edge browser offers the options at just one click. I’ve listed two ways below that can helps in reopening the closed tabs.

Alternatively, we can also use the browser history to reopen older closed sites and tabs.

Here are the steps to reopen the recently closed tabs in Edge browser:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on the computer.
  2. Click on horizontal 3dots icon for more options and menu.
  3. Hover on the History menu from the options.
  4. Select the Website under the Recently Closed option from the list.

Recently Closed Tab under History Tab in Edge Computer

This will reopen the recently closed tab in the Edge browser on the computer.

There is an alternative way to reopen recently closed tabs which is quite easier, however, you won’t be able to see the list of the tab. Instead, you need to repeat launching recently closed tabs one after the other to find desired.

  1. Launch the Edge browser on the computer.
  2. Right-click in the blank Tabs bar.
  3. Select the option Reopen Closed Tab.
  4. Repeat the Reopen Closed Tab action until you find the desired tab.

Reopen Closed Tab in Tabs Bar in Edge Computer

This is easier when you’ve to reopen the previously closed tab, however, if you want to select from the list, then the earlier method should be preferred.

Bottom Line: Edge Reopen Closed Tab

The recently closed tab is a built-in feature that allows reopening accidentally closed sites. If you’ve mistakenly closed the Edge browser, the recently closed tabs will work to reopen. One can also use edge keyboard shortcuts to reopen tabs.

On other hand, we can use the History tab to recover tabs closed prior to recent ones.

Personally, I use this feature when I accidentally close multiple tabs to keep my browser clutter-free. The recently closed tab help in recovering tabs without worry.

Similarly, you can also reopen recently closed tabs in Edge Android. You can even open recently closed tabs under the browser history section.

The reopen recently closed tab is an extremely helpful feature. How often do you use this feature to open closed tabs? 

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

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2 Responses

  1. Genius says:

    To reopen the most recently closed tab in Microsoft Edge, right-click on a tab and select “Reopen closed tab”, or press Ctrl+Shift+T on your keyboard. Repeatedly selecting Reopen closed tab, or pressing Ctrl+Shift+T will open previously closed tabs in the order they were closed.

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Thanks for the summary! Short and sweet.

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