If you have deleted your Chrome history, this is how you can get it back

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Every time we browse a website, everything we visit stays in the browsing history, something that most users already know and that is why many of them delete it often to prevent anyone else using that same computer from knowing what they have seen. The problem comes when we have deleted it and we regret it.

It may happen that at some point we want to recover the name of a previously visited site and that unfortunately we have deleted it from the history. Well, there are several ways by which we could recover the deleted.

Browsing history in Chrome

Browsing history is where you they save all those websites that we have visited to long of the days. It is the most comfortable way to see when we have visited a website or what page we went to next. It can also help us to recover a place that we had to save urgently and that we forgot. In this way we can re-enter and thus save it in our favorites.

What do you store?

In addition to the pages we have visited, the good thing about the history is that it also tells us the day and time to which we have entered each of them. This can be of great information if we want to recover a specific one and only remember the day we were inside. Thus the possibilities are considerably reduced and we can find much better what we are looking for.

How to consult it

The way to consult it is actually simple, we just have to follow a few simple steps:

  • We click on the three vertical points in the upper right part of Chrome and then we will Record.
  • In the next tab that is shown, click on Record.
  • Now that we are inside we can see everything that we have told you, that is, how it is divided by dates and times

Chrome browsing history

How to remove it

If we want to eliminate it, always being completely sure that we will not need it later, we can do it in a very simple way.

  • Taking advantage of the fact that we are already in the window of the Browsing history, we will see how on the left side it says Clear browsing data, place where we must press.
  • Now we are in the tab Basic. Inside it we have a drop-down next to Weather, in which we can choose if we want to delete the last hour, the last 24 hours, the last 7 days, the last 4 weeks or forever. Obviously this is up to everyone’s choice.
  • Later we will see several boxes, but the first is the one that matters to us, since it is with which we are going to mark that we want to delete it is the Browsing history.
  • Additionally we can delete Cookies and other site data or Cached files and images.
  • Once we have everything configured, we just need to click on Delete data.

Delete history

Recover history from Windows

When we have deleted the place where the information is stored from the websites we have attended, but we realize that we have made a mistake, it is when we must know whether or not we can recover all that information. Well, it is possible in several ways, so we are going to tell you how we can do it.

From the DNS cache

If we are Windows users, then we must know that the DNS cache of the system is responsible for storing information about the websites we visit, but also saves other Internet content.

To recover it we will have to use the command prompt:

  • We will use the keys Windows + R so that the run window pops up and we write cmd and then give in To accept.
  • Then within the Command Prompt we have to write ipconfig / displaydns.
  • By pressing Enter, we will see how all the history saved in the DNS cache of our system will automatically begin to be listed.

cache dns

In this case we will only be shown the address of the main page, that is, if we enter any other of that website, it will not leave us. We must also be clear that this system works as long as we have not restarted or turned off the PC, since, if so, this data will have already been erased.

From the history stored on the disk

All navigation is also saved on the hard drive of our computer, in addition to other elements. This data can be opened thanks to the memo pad that we have incorporated into Windows itself. All we have to do is go to the exact address so we can see where we have been in the last few days.

Before using the File Explorer to go to the exact folder where the information is stored, we must enable the view of the hidden folders.

  • For this we open the File Browser Windows and then click on the tab Sight.
  • Now we will see a drop-down on the right that says Show or hide. If we click there, we will be presented with three options, of which we must mark and that it is active (at least) Hidden elements.

Now that the hidden folders of the system are in view, it is time to open the History file that is at the following address on our hard drive, assuming that Windows is installed in C:

  • C: Users (username) AppDataLocalGoogleChromeUser DataDefault

We will see where we have been among a good number of other information, having to arm ourselves with a little patience to get it.

History

Retrieve history from Google

Most of the users who use the Mountain View browser have an associated Google account, so we can use this fact to recover where we have navigated thanks My Activity. This is a service provided to us to help retrieve this information.

To achieve this we must do the following:

  • We must go to My Google Activity.
  • log in with our Google account.
  • Now we will see how it shows us the pages that we have seen if we are scrolling down. This information will be present, even if we have deleted which websites we have entered.

My Google Activity

Recover on mobile phone

We can also use our Android mobile device to retrieve all the websites we have browsed. For this we will use the Google My Activity service again, but entering from the smartphone. The way to do it is very easy:

  • We open the Settings from our Android device.
  • At that time we must go to Google and then click on the account itself.
  • Now we go to the tab Data and personalization.
  • Next in the section, we choose My activity.

Then it will happen as in the previous case, as we go down we will see the activity we have had, including the pages.

My Android Activity

Other tools

We can also use third-party tools to get the history back. As is normal, there are practically programs to perform any task and this could not be different. We are going to see two of the most popular that there are for the topic that concerns us today as they are Recuva Y EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

Recuva

In order to use Recuva we must know which is the path where the Google Chrome browser saves these types of files. We must indicate the path to this software so that it can achieve sweep and recover the files that have been deleted from that folder. That is, it will not really recover where we have navigated, but what it does is resume those files where I kept all that information and thus achieve that, when we start the browser again, we will have them again.

The recovery path is (changing User by whatever name we have): C: UsersUsuarioAppDataLocalGoogleChromeUser DataDefaultLocal Storage.

Recuva

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard works in the same way that we have seen with the previous example. Must also go the same route and make the program recover all files that made it up and that have been erased. In this way we will ensure that everything is integrated into the browser again. The time it takes to recover the information is quite good and in the free version it only has one limitation, which is to recover a maximum of 2 GB of data.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

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