In our last article, we have discussed Google Chrome. That is, tools for repairing accidentally closed windows. Today, we are here with the same topic but for Internet Explorer. If you have accidentally closed your browser tab or maybe changed your mind and want to reopen a tab which you had closed earlier.
You can easily do so. Most browsers allow you to reopen the last closed tab or tabs via their user interface. This feature is available with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Maxthon, Safari and many others too.
If you are an Internet Explorer user, you might have noticed that when you open more than one tab and click on Close button. Then you will show browser shows a message box asking for your confirmation.
Here you can see a checkbox that contains Always close all the tabs. If you accidentally or intentionally enabled the checkbox while clicking on Close all tabs button. Then the browser will not show the warning message next time you try to close multiple tabs and will immediately close the window.
Now the point is how you can reverse all those warning message and confirmation prompt. So, that we again do not lose our running tabs when we accidentally press the click button.
Steps to Repair Accidentally closed Windows of Internet Explorer
Here are some steps with the help of which you can restore easily. Internet Explorer provides a simple option in its Settings window to restore this confirmation prompt. You can use following easy steps to restore the warning message in Internet Explorer:
Open Internet Explorer and click on Tools. Here you will find Internet Options.
It will open the Internet Options window. Now click on General button present in Tabs section.
It will open the Tabbed Browsing Settings window. Now enable “Warn me when closing multiple tabs” option.
That is it. Click on OK button and it will restore the warning message and confirmation prompt in Internet Explorer.
Reopen Closed Tabs using Shortcut
Right-click on a tab and select Reopen closed tab to reopen the last closed tab. You can also press Ctrl+Shift+T to reopen the tab. To see the list f all the closed tab during the session, select Recently closed tabs.
Reinstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10
Sometimes when our system got to crash, in that case, we have to install all the software again. This also happens in the case of some technical issues. We need to reinstall IE. But, there is no need to reinstall on windows 10 as it is pre-installed. IE 11 is already installed in the Windows 10.
However, Microsoft Edge is a brand-new browser that also comes with Windows 10 and is the default browser of the windows 10. To find and open IE 11, select Start, and in Search, type Internet Explorer.
Select Internet Explorer (Desktop app) from the results. If you can not find IE on your device then you will need to add it as a feature. Select Start > Search, and enter Windows features.
Select Turn Windows features on or off from the results and make sure the box next to IE 11 is selected. Press OK, and restart your device.
Reinstall for Windows 8/ 8.1
- Turn off the IE features. To do this, follow the steps in the “Turn off Internet Explorer” section in Install or uninstall Internet Explorer.
- Restart your computer after you turn off Internet Explorer. Then, IE will be removed from your computer.
- You can turn the IE Windows feature back on to reinstall it on your computer.
Additionally, you can use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files to validate the corresponding system files before you reinstall Internet Explorer.
Our browsing history also plays an important role in restoring tabs. As IE stores information on a PC as you surf the web. To help improve your experience, this includes the info you have entered into forms, passwords, and sites you have visited. However, if you are using a shared or public PC, you may not want Internet Explorer to save your history.
View your browsing history and delete specific sites
By viewing your browsing history, you can choose to delete specific sites or return to a web page that you have already visited.
- In Internet Explorer, select the Favorites button.
- Select the History tab, and choose how you want to view your history by selecting a filter from the menu. To delete specific sites, right-click a site from any of these lists and then select Delete. Or, return to a page by selecting any site in the list.
Delete your browsing history
Regularly deleting your browsing history helps protect your privacy, especially if you are using a shared or public PC.
How to manually restore all the tabs of the last session in Internet Explorer
If you were working on something important the last time you used Internet Explorer, you might need all those tabs back. To load them all again, you have to press the Alt + T keys on your keyboard simultaneously. This should open the Tools menu. In the Tools menu, click or tap on “Reopen last browsing session.”
Please note the point that, if this option is grayed out. It means that you do not have a previous tabs session to reopen.
How to reopen just one or some of the tabs you recently closed in Internet Explorer
While working most of us close the tabs by mistake. I usually do this. When this happens, instead of searching through the browsing history, Internet Explorer lets you restore the last closed tab easily. Right-click on an opened tab and then click or tap on the “Reopen last tab” option.
If you have a keyboard, it might be even easier to press Ctrl + Shift + T to restore the tab.
However, you might also want to restore a specific tab that is not necessarily the last one you closed. You can do so by right-clicking on any opened tab and then hovering the mouse over the “Recently closed tabs” sub-menu. From there, you can also choose to open any of the tabs that you recently closed in Internet Explorer.
Note that this option works only for reopening the tabs that you closed during the current browsing session in Internet Explorer.