How to Start With Tabs from the Last Session in Internet Explorer 11

Have you ever had a bunch of tabs open in Internet Explorer, only to close the browser by accident and lose them all?

This is a common occurrence for many people. But it is also one that you can resolve by changing a setting in the browser.

Internet Explorer 11 has an option that lets you change its startup behavior.

By doing so, the browser will open with the tabs that were open when it was last closed rather than with the Home page that is currently set.

If you often close your browser by accident, or if you like the idea of being able to pick up where you left off, then follow our steps below and learn how to start with tabs from the last session when you start up Internet Explorer.

How to Open Internet Explorer with Tabs from Last Session

The steps in this article are going to change the behavior of Internet Explorer so that when you restart the browser it will open with the tabs that were open when it was last closed.

If you have multiple tabs open when you close the browser, all of them will be open on restart.

Step 1: Open Internet Explorer.

Step 2: Click the Tools button at the top-right of the window that looks like a gear.

change how internet explorer opens up

Step 3: Choose the Internet Options item from this menu.

restart internet explorer with pages from last visit

Step 4: Select the Start with tabs from the last session option under Startup, then click the Apply button, followed by the OK button.

how to restart internet explorer with tabs from last session

Now that you know how to start with tabs from the last session in Internet Explorer 11, you can use this setting to quickly open up the page that you were last viewing.

Are you trying to use a website at work or school that isn’t working? Find out how to view it in Compatibility Mode to see if you are able to perform the tasks that you need to complete on that site.

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