Quick and Dirty Session Manager for IE

Emphasis on dirty. Chrome is my daily driver when it comes to web browsing but there are just some things you have to use IE for, especially at work. Intranets, SharePoint, HR systems, what have you. IE doesn’t have a good session manager capability by default like Chrome but I came across something that works in a pinch. Granted, I didn’t spend a ton of time digging through the marketplace for add-ons but a quick search didn’t yield much.
IE9 will offer to restore your previously open tabs if the last session crashed, but at no other time. So to invoke a manual session management function in IE, we just need the browser to think it has crashed. We can do this with a simple batch file saved in your Favorites folder (C:\Users\[username]\Favorites). Copy the following line, put into a text file, rename to .bat, and run from your Favorites in IE when you want to save your open tabs session.
taskkill /F /IM iexp* /T
Simple, albeit a bit crude, but it works!

1 comment:

  1. how i can restore old session that save this folders:
    C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Recovery\Active


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