How to Open Microsoft Edge With Previous Pages

The way that your Web browser functions is as an important of a setting as almost anything on your computer. For many users the Web browser is the most important application that they use on most days.

If you have been using Microsoft Edge without changing any of the settings, then it’s likely that the browser is opening with the Microsoft Start page. However, this is something that you can adjust. Our tutorial below will show you how to change this setting so that you can make Edge open with the pages that you were visiting the last time you closed the browser.

How to Open Edge with the Pages that Were Open When it Closed

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Windows 10. Note that adjusting this setting for Edge will not affect the settings for any other browsers that you may have installed on your computer, such as Firefox or Chrome.

Step 1: Launch Microsoft Edge.

Step 2: Click the icon with the three dots at the top-right of the window.

click the three dots icon

Step 3: Select Settings at the bottom of this menu.

open microsoft edge settings

Step 4: Click the dropdown menu under Open Microsoft Edge with, then choose the Previous pages option.

how to open microsoft edge with pages that were open when it last closed

You can then click back on the current Web page you have open to exit this menu. The next time you close Edge then reopen it, then pages that are displayed will be the ones that were open when you last closed it, allowing you to pick up where you left off.

Is there an extension that you would like to be using, such as a password manager or an ad blocker? Find out how to install an extension in Edge to gain the extra functionality that the extension provides.

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