# Is there a way to recover a recently closed Window a few sessions ago with Chrome and after reboot on Win 10?

Is there a way to recover a recently closed Window a few sessions ago with Chrome and after reboot on Win 10?

I have been relying on the History -> Recently Closed menu to recover closed Windows. And that used to work for me. As a result, I left open a large amount of tabs that represented a good amount of work that I accumulated over the time.

For various reasons, I never used to turn my PC off but recently I rebooted it, now recently closed tabs are gone -- including those organized by windows. I neglected to click on Reopen Closed Window upon Chrome restart, not only because that is an easy mistake to make, but also I had thought of the Recently Closed menu as a reliable alternative. For the same reason, I had On Startup setting on Open the New Tab page.

Given where I am, summary below, is there any way to recover my closed tabs from a few sessions ago before my PC rebooted? I am willing to go any length and dig any file.

• Rebooted PC

• Did not use Reopen Closed Window

• The closed tabs/window is now from several sessions ago (as I search the Internet for options to recover)

• Did not recently reconnect on all the closed tabs; the last connections were completely scattered

• Lost work were the page links themselves; no forms

• Chrome version: 80.0.3987.163 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Thanks a lot for any pointer!

• Have you checked the complete history? – DavidPostill Apr 11 at 17:09
• @DavidPostill: what do you mean? ctrl+H or activity.google.com? – Argyll Apr 11 at 17:11
• ctrl+h displays the full history. – DavidPostill Apr 11 at 17:12
• @DavidPostill: The last connections to those tabs were completely scattered. So full history in enough of itself is useless. Do you mean I should look for closed window there? I tried and I didn't see such an option. Where should I look? – Argyll Apr 11 at 17:14
• {shrug} I don't know of anything else ... – DavidPostill Apr 11 at 17:14

• @Argyll I'm not sure off hand but a simple way that you don't have to figure that out is to restore the entire profile folder to somewhere and use the --user-data-dir="c:\path\to\the\folder\where\you\restored\it" when launching Chrome to have it load from there so you can recover the tabs – g491 Apr 11 at 19:02
• Noted. I don't have file history turned on. So can't really search for older version of the Chrome user profile directory. Atm I am trying to search the whole drive for recoverable files. Will try system restore next. I re-installed the VC distribution a few days ago and that seems to have created a restore point. Do you happen to know if the system restore by Win 10 will cover %appdata%? – Argyll Apr 11 at 23:35
• Turns out system restore does not cover %userprofile%. I couldn't find anything with data recovery software either. Any idea what else there is to try? – Argyll Apr 12 at 2:58