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Reopen last session greyed out

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    Reopen last session greyed out


    I am using Windows 8 with IE10 and for some weird and wonderful reason, the "reopen last session" is greyed out. I saw on the Windows 7 forum that there was a download fix for that but didn't dare to take that on for Windows 8.
    Any ideas as to a simple fix for this snag?

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    Hello Gloosecap,

    The Reopen Last Browsing Session option would only not be grayed out if there was an actual last session to reopen. If you cleared your browser history after closing IE10, then there will be nothing to reopen.

    If that wasn't the case, then you could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to enable Reopen Last Browsing Session in IE10 to see if that may help.

    Internet Explorer Reopen Last Browsing Session - Disable or Enable - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Thanks Brink for the reply. So can I take the following download and use it here in Windows 8 / IE10 - I'm taking it that I can but to double check.
    Also, just to mention regarding another thread - the unchecking the wake up computer for Media Center Updates did work. I just wanted to mention that to you.
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    Yep, you can use it in Windows 8 since it's also for IE10 that is included in Windows 8.

    Glad to hear that worked for the MC updates.
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    Downloaded - installed - and rebooted but still the "reopen last browsing session" is still greyed out. Didn't delete history. Any further advice Brink?
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    If you close IE10 with a site opened and reopen IE10 without restarting or shutting down the computer first, is the "Reopen Last Browsing Session" available?
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    Brink, I've 8 tabs opened. I've closed down IE10, rebooted the machine - brought IE10 back up again, closed it down & brought it back up again. The "Reopen last browsing session" is there but still greyed out.
    I also did what was on this page ... Group Policy - Apply to a Specific User or Group - Windows 7 ForumsNot sure what I did or what that was all about - it never changed anything. If there is something here that I did and should delete, let me know. As to the original question - I'll await your furthered instructions. Thanks!
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    Just to verify, be sure that you do that without rebooting the computer. Only open IE10, open some sites, close IE10, and reopen IE10 to see if it's still grayed out.

    In addition, double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you do not have delete browsing history on exit set.

    Internet Explorer - Delete browsing history on exit - Windows 7 Forums


    Do you have any other program installed that may be deleting the browsing history?
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    I've had as high as 8 tabs opened, closed IE10, reopened it and the "reopen last browsing history" stays greyed out. Also, "Delete history on Exist" is not checked off. No other programs that is deleting history to my knowledge. In fact, I can go to my "history" and sites that have been saved are there.
    When I close down the browser and reopen it, the tabs that I have had open do open as a rule, but if they do not, then I have to go to "history" to retrieve them or I guess I can open a new tab and they will marked there.
    I've gone into Local Group Policy Editor and enabled but found out the browser history should be disabled according to what it says there. I tried it enabled but it still never changed anything.
    I'm at a loss as to why this is doing this - so Brink ....... pull up your sleeves! I do have to hurl myself into bed but I'll look forwards to your furthered help. Thanks!
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    Well, just to see if there may be some issue with IE10 itself, see if completely resetting IE10 may help.

    Internet Explorer - Reset - Windows 7 Forums
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