Microsoft Edge has the excellent feature of restoring the recently opened tabs if your browser crashes or your computer system is accidentally turned off. Whenever you will switch on your computer system again and relaunch the Microsoft Edge browser, you will be able to start from right where you left. However, some users do not want their browser to work this way. They might not want any other user to look at their activities when they turn on their PC after a crash. Therefore, there must be a way out for such users. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can stop Microsoft Edge browser from restoring the tabs after a crash in Windows 10.

Stopping Microsoft Edge Browser from Restoring the Tabs after a Crash in Windows 10

In order to stop Microsoft Edge browser from restoring the tabs after a crash in Windows 10, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type regedit in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result to launch the registry editor window. The newly opened Registry Editor window is shown in the following image:

Start the Windows Registry Editor

Click on the HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder in order to expand it as highlighted in the image shown below:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER

Under the HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder, click on the Software sub folder as shown in the following image:

Software sub folder

Now click on the Policies folder to expand it as highlighted in the image shown below:

Policies folder

Under the Policies folder, click on the Microsoft sub folder as shown in the following image:

Microsoft sub folder

Therefore, the complete path is as follows:

Computer\ HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Policies\ Microsoft

This path is also highlighted in the image shown below:

Computer\ HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Policies\ Microsoft

Now right click on any empty space in the right pane of the Registry Editor window in order to launch a menu as shown in the following image:

New > Key

Select the New option from the cascading menu and then select Key from the sub-cascading menu as highlighted in the image shown above.

Rename the newly created key as MicrosoftEdge. This is highlighted in the image shown below:

MicrosoftEdge

Now click on the newly created MicrosoftEdge key.

Create another key inside MicrosoftEdge key as shown in the following image:

Add new key

Rename the new key under the MicrosoftEdge key as Recovery. It is highlighted in the image shown below:

Recovery

Now double-click on the newly created Recovery key as shown in the following image:

New recovery key in registry editor

Right-click in any empty space on the right pane of the Recovery key window in order to launch a menu as shown in the image below:

DWORD 32 bit

Click on the New option from the cascading menu and then click on the DWORD (32-bit) Value option from the sub-cascading menu as highlighted in the image shown above.

Now rename this DWORD field as AutoRecover as highlighted in the following image:

AutoRecover

Double click on the AutoRecover field in order to launch the Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value dialogue box as shown in the image below:

Value = 2

Type “2” in the Value Data text field as highlighted in the image shown above and finally, click on the OK button in order to save your settings. Now, the Microsoft Edge browser will no longer recover the tabs after a crash in Windows 10.

Conclusion

By following the method discussed in this article, you can conveniently stop Microsoft Edge browser to restore the tabs after a crash. You only need to be careful with your Registry Editor while performing these steps since a slight mistake can lead to a disaster. However, if you manage to follow these steps correctly, your Microsoft Edge browser will not be able to recover the tabs after a crash.

How to Stop Microsoft Edge Browser from Restoring the Tabs after a Crash in Windows 10
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    Doesn’t work for me. I tried “Microsoft Edge” and “MicrosoftEdge”. I did it both for current user and local machine and rebooted.

    If I kill Edge in task manager and open it back up, all the tabs still open.

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