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.

Most of the time, by mistake or maybe in a hurry we tend to close 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 and may create problems.

If this is the case 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.

A few days back, my brother was working on an important project for his company. He was very anxious already. In a hurry, he closed an important tab that he had been working on and suddenly started yelling my name. He pleaded with me to help him since it was very urgent. I helped him in the best way I could and taught him how to open recently closed tabs.

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 recently closed tabs, the Edge browser offers the option at just one click. I’ve listed two ways below that can help in reopening recently closed tabs.

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

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

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on the computer.
  2. Click on 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 the desired one.

  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 Tabs

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 the other hand, we can use the History tab to recover tabs closed before 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. By using the same method, I could also help my brother who was in desperate need of my help. He could successfully get back to working on his if project without any worries!

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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Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
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5 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.

    • Editor Staff says:

      Thanks for the summary! Short and sweet.

  2. MATTHEW COWLEY says:

    Is it just me or did Reopen Closed Tabs disappear from Edge????

    • Editor Staff says:

      I just checked on the current latest Version 88.0.705.74, and could see the Reopen Closed Tabs option available. Which is computer and browser version you’re using?

  3. Mike says:

    Just to say THANKS!
    Frankly, I was not aware of this ‘History’ thing in Edge. When accidentally closing tabs I depended on my memory and had to Google-search for those tabs.
    Thanks again. it is very helpful indeed.

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