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In some occasions; for instance, when I don't leave the browser open long enough and close it again; then upon reopening the browser lost all my pinned tabs. Does anyone know why this happens and what I could do about it? Using favorites to reopen them is an option, but I find it tedious to have to repin them.

How can I tell my browser that these are my pinned sites; so, please don't mess with them?

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I'm experiencing this lesser these days, but will let it open for others that have the problem. – Tom Wijsman Apr 24 '12 at 8:39
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When you open the browser, try pressing CTRL+SHIFT+T. This will open old tabs, and I believe it will restore your pinned tabs. Others still seem to have this problem as well.

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Note: "Others still seem to have this problem as well" is from over a year ago, so is this question. – Alex May 14 '13 at 15:18
@Alex I'm aware. However, I'm still having this problem today, and the StackExchange sites function as a QA archive, not a forum. Thus, posting a relevant answer to a question is still valid no matter how old it is. – lunchmeat317 May 14 '13 at 15:46
I see, I was just pointing out what I thought was an old issue - since you didn't say you were still facing it, it seemed to me that this was only an issue in a 1 year old version of the software. I myself have answered old questions that were no longer an issue because someone bumped it for no reason, but since you're still facing this problem I guess it's recent. Cheers. – Alex May 14 '13 at 15:53
This only works if the windows with the pinned tabs was the last open chrome window. – markus Aug 22 '14 at 6:47

This happened to me once too often. My solution is fairly simple I created a folder on my bookmarks bar which I named pind. I then bookmarked all my pinned tabs into this folder. I grabbed the pin all tabs extension by James Fairbairn from the web store. So when I lose everything, I right click on my created pind folder and select the open all bookmarks in new window option. This opens all those pinned tabs I bookmarked, I then just have to click the extension mentioned and all the tabs are restored as before. Plus they'll be in the same order I've bookmarked them in.

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Right click on top bar where pinned tabs kept and click 'restore'.Works for me.

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That's a ridiculous answer. That "Restore" is a Windows option that restores the window to its original dimensions and position. – Tom Auger Jul 23 '14 at 14:08
Maybe he meant "Reopen closed tabs" – Petah Jan 26 '15 at 20:08

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