Session restore is a handy feature available in all major web browsers including the Microsoft Edge in Windows 10. The session restore feature saves information about all open tabs before closing the browser and automatically opens previously open tabs so that users can resume work where they left off.
The session restore feature in web browsers is like hibernation feature in Windows operating system. Windows OS also saves all data from memory to disk when you put your PC in to hibernation, and the same is data used to resume from hibernation.
While session restore is a handy feature, it’s not turned on by default in Edge. Therefore, when you run Edge after closing it down, it doesn’t automatically restore previous session tabs.
Automatically restore previous session in Edge
You can configure the Edge browser to automatically restore previous session tabs upon launching the web browser. This means that, when you launch Edge browser on your Windows 10 device, it will automatically restore all previous tabs that were open while terminating the browser.
Complete the given below directions to configure Edge to automatically restore previous session when it’s launched.
NOTE: At times, when you launch Edge browser after a crash, it might not restore previous session tabs. That said, it works most of the time.
Step 1: Open Edge browser. Click the More icon (see picture below) and then click Settings.
Step 2: Here, under Open Microsoft Edge with section, select Previous pages option. That’s it!
From here onwards, Edge will save the session tabs before closing and will automatically open previous session tabs when you run it.
There are extensions available for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome to better handle this session restore feature. Sadly, there is no extension as such for Edge browser yet to make the most out of this feature.