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My name is Enrique and I would really appreciate your help regarding this issue. Today 02/04/19 at 01:15am (GMT+1) I booted my Dell laptop again as it ran out battery. I had 5 Google Chrome windows open with several tabs opened which contained very important data before it turned off unexpectedly. When I re-opened Google Chrome after I turned the PC on, it did not give me the option to restore my tabs, and neither were the tabs in the 'recently closed' section. Can you help me and tell me how could I recover all those tabs? TIA.

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Sometimes, when a computer stops unexpectedly or Chrome crashes or shuts down in an irregular way, the browser session is wiped. When this happens, tabs are unrecoverable. Tabs are meant for temporary storage. If you need to keep pages for an extended amount of time, please use the bookmarks feature of Chrome. 

Good luck finding those web pages!

Kind Regards
Giovanni Panaro.
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the tabs were not synced with Google account?
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This is one of the weakest features of Chrome, IMHO. It is so frustrating when I lose all my tabs. Sure, it's all in the history somewhere but in a hard to use form. Saying that we should use bookmarks is a really lame answer. I like to keep tabs open as a hint to remember to read something or to track a package with the intention of closing it once it has arrived. In short, I just want a tab to stay open until I close it. This would be hard to handle with bookmarks. This should be easy to fix.
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Dear Enrique ,

Right-click on any empty part of the tab bar or (+) create new tab icon and select “Command bar” from the popup menu. Click the “Tools” button on the Command bar and select “Reopen lastbrowsing session” from the drop-down menu. The tabs from your last browsingsession are all opened on new tabs in the current browser window.

This will solve your problem.  Have a nice day.
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Benjamin Akoani....Really tq so much..! its working
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All my tabs from last session disappeared after doing a Chrome update - any ideas?
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You did not hit the "Restore Tabs" button after you did the update.
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Had my PC crash. When I opened Chrome after restart, I clicked "Restore tabs" or was it "Session", 
but nothing happened. The explanations above does not work. There are no "Tools", "Command bar" 
or "Restore last Session", when right-clicking anywhere.  (Or Left-click for that matter. ) 

Anyone have a link to that tool instead of this click here and click there?  
I have seen this explained with pictures, but I think Chrome must have changed, or my version must 
be missing those older features. Clicking on the 3 dots does not have any of those options either.

Cheers :)
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I'm having the exact same issue. POS Windows laptop shut down. Took three tries to get it to restart. 
Clicked on the Chrome icon and then on the "Restore" last session button. It opened a "New Tab", but nothing else! I had four windows open, each with multiple Tabs (One window was specific to the client I'm sitting with today). 
NOTHING "Restored"! I looked for the "Command Bar" mentioned earlier, but there isn't anything like that on the screen.
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