Google Chrome is by far the most used web browser in the world. Sure, Firefox and Safari offer some competition, but Chrome is miles ahead in popularity. One primary reason why Chrome is the go-to browser for many users is its simplicity and processing speed. Chrome users hardly face any issues within the browser but even when they do, they are easy to address.
For instance, some Chrome users are facing this issue where this feature “continue where you left off” isn’t working. As said earlier, it isn’t anything major to be worried about. There are a few quick troubleshooting techniques that can help in addressing this issue. Have a look at some of them.
Chrome updates itself until or unless the user has disabled the automatic updates in the settings. It is possible that you may have disabled this setting while adjusting some another setting and therefore, the Chrome isn’t updating. In this case, you will have to manually update the browser.
There are two ways to update Chrome; first, you can either go to the official page for downloading the latest version or you can simply head to the settings and then look under the About tab. You can also click on the three dots at the top right to see if an update is available.
Another way to deal with this matter is by disabling the extensions. No denying that extensions amplify the functionality of the browser, but sometimes, these extensions break the things too. Now you might not want to disable all the extensions as some of them would be really helpful. What you can do is to disable all of them and then re-enable them one-by-one to see which extension is creating the issue.
It is also worth noting that the Google Hangout extension has been found as one of the extensions causing this issue. Conversely, some users have addressed this issue by installing extensions such as TabCloud and Continue where you left. So, head to the settings and hit the extension tab and remove the extensions that are causing the issue.
If you are using Chrome for long and haven’t cleared the cache once then it could be one of the reasons for this error. Some users have encountered this issue by simply clearing all the cache. You just need to head to the settings and then hit the Advanced tab. Next, click on the option Privacy and Security followed by clicking on the option Clear Browsing Data. Now clear the cache, shutdown the chrome and then check if the issue has been addressed or not.
Disable and Re-enable the feature:
If you’d be lucky enough then you will be able to sort out this issue by simply disabling and then re-enabling the feature in the settings. Consider it an equivalent of restarting the devices when they encounter any issue. All you need to do is to head to the settings. Now key in the words continue where you left in the search bar. You would be able to see the feature enabled. Click on the circle next to it to disable it and then enable it back after a few seconds. Once done, exit the settings and shutdown the chrome. Relaunch Chrome and check if the issue has been addressed or not.
Reinstall the Chrome:
Now you must be thinking that how can you delete the Chrome when you have a lot of bookmarks and data saved. Yes, you are right about it and therefore, you would be creating a backup for chrome data before uninstalling it. Mentioned below is the path you need to follow to take a backup for your data folder.
Once you have made a backup for your folder, you need to head to the Programs tab in the control panel. Now you will be able to uninstall Google Chrome. Now reinstall Chrome again and restore the profile folder that you backed up in the last step. Click on Replace all files option when asked which should restore all your Chrome data. Check if the newly downloaded Chrome is working fine or not.
So, these are some of the proven tricks that can help you if Continue where you left isn’t working on Chrome. It is also important to understand that this feature only works if you open tabs in one window only. Opening tabs in different windows wouldn’t help. You also need to understand that this feature doesn’t work in incognito mode. Make sure that you are following the right protocol or else you won’t be able to benefit from such a wonderful feature.