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Reopen Recently Closed Tabs in the Edge browser on the Computer

Do you want to reopen recently closed tabs in the Edge browser app? Learn how to restore tabs or pages you've closed.

The Microsoft Edge browser stores all the browsing history we visited until we clear. It also can reopen the recently closed tab that might have been closed mistakenly.

There are different ways to open closed tabs using keyboard shortcuts, visiting tab bars, and launching from the browser history tab.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to reopen the closed tabs in the Microsoft Edge app.

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Reop the Recent Closed Tabs

If you want to reopen recently closed tabs, the browser offers the option with just one click. I’ve listed two ways below that can help reopen recently closed tabs. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge on the computer.
  2. Click on More horizontal 3-dots icon for the options 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 more accessible. However, you won’t be able to see the tab list.

  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 reopen the previously closed tab; however, the earlier method should be preferred if you want to select from the list.

Another alternative is using the browsing History tab from the More menu to reopen the closed tabs.

Bottom Line

The recently closed tab is a built-in feature allowing accidentally closed sites to reopen. If you’ve mistakenly closed the browser, the recently closed tabs will work to reopen.

One can also use keyboard shortcutsCtrl/ + Shift + T to reopen tabs. On the other hand, we can use the History tab to recover tabs older than recently closed.

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

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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