Google Chrome: Clear History and Delete Your Browsing Data

   Posted by David Kirk in Google

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If the computer you are using is accessed by people other than you, you probably do not want to disclose your browsing habits. By emptying your cache, deleting cookies, and clearing history, you can cover your tracks. Chrome makes this easy.


1. Open Google Chrome.

2. Click the triple lines settings icon in the upper-right corner of the toolbar.

3. From the Tools option select Clear browsing data.

from the settings menu, select tools and clear browsing data...

4. The clear browsing data tab will open via chrome://settings/clearBrowserData. Use the checkboxes to select the data you wish to clear out. Your options will depend on your current version of Chrome. Typical choices include the following: Clear browsing history, Clear download history, Empty the cache, Delete cookies and Clear saved passwords.

By using the Clear data from this period dropdown, you can select the period for which you want the data cleared. Time-based choices here include Last day, Last week, Last 4 weeks, or Everything.

5. Click the Clear Browsing Data button.

 

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189 Responses to “Google Chrome: Clear History and Delete Your Browsing Data”

  1. November 03, 2008 at 10:01 am, ONIL said:

    ICON IS NOT WORKING, THEN WHAT?

    Reply

    • January 07, 2009 at 7:02 pm, nobody said:

      just delete the history if icon doesnt work

      Reply

    • March 11, 2010 at 6:49 pm, Anonymous said:

      u can go to the options menu in settings…there is a personal stuff dialog box available there…in tat u can clear data thru browsing data options………

      Reply

    • June 18, 2010 at 8:33 pm, Jagex said:

      just go on spanner icon, options, ‘under the bonnet’ tab, and clear browsing data button should be there,

      Reply

      • July 05, 2010 at 12:09 am, Avril Nicole Xue said:

        i know

        Reply

      • September 17, 2010 at 11:55 am, Hanzillah siddique said:

        you are bloody fool

        Reply

        • February 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm, Parinces Hafsa12 said:

          how r u

          Reply

        • August 31, 2012 at 8:18 am, CKD said:

          > It don’t clear all the history

          Reply

    • November 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm, Jjjjjjjjjjfdsjfhi said:

      it works dont wry i tried it

      Reply

    • December 09, 2010 at 4:30 am, ashwin said:

      go to tools n then try

      Reply

    • January 12, 2011 at 8:29 pm, JSB said:

      then when you go to tools and go to clear browsong data but you will see:”clear data from this period”and next to it it will say”today” or something like that just change that to “everything”
      ps:are you from Onil??in spain??…if you are…then i am from castalla XD lol….if not….then you dont know what i am talking about

      Reply

      • May 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm, Sandrafriar said:

         this does not work either

        Reply

  2. November 28, 2008 at 6:13 am, * said:

    I wish that you could setup Chrome to do this automatically.

    Reply

  3. December 06, 2008 at 9:26 pm, agrepina said:

    can i please quit Google chrome

    Reply

  4. December 20, 2008 at 9:25 am, meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee said:

    G8!!!!!!!! Thx

    Reply

  5. January 07, 2009 at 8:05 pm, chenna said:

    Workaround : Go to tool ( wrench) , import bookmarks @settings.
    choose firefox from there( you need to have the firefox installed already with setting of automatically remove the history and other stuff option enabled ) and apply .

    now chrome will use Firefox settings

    Hope this helps.

    Reply

    • July 29, 2011 at 4:24 am, Heamsters said:

      how i can delete just one page history? I dont whant delete all

      Reply

      • August 05, 2013 at 4:16 pm, iLoveCrows said:

        go to HISTORY, then SELECT THE ITEMS/PAGES you want to delete from your history, and click REMOVE SELECTED ITEMS

        Reply

  6. January 07, 2009 at 8:20 pm, chenna said:

    correction to earlier comment.
    The workaround is not working.

    Reply

    • February 09, 2009 at 2:10 am, Anonymous said:

      how do you put toolbars in google chrome? because when i tryed non of them worked.

      Reply

      • October 29, 2010 at 7:15 pm, Weeeee said:

        Do you mean like, bookmarked websites???

        If you do, go to the wrench thingy, click on tools, and then click the ‘always show bookmarks bar’. :)

        Reply

  7. February 21, 2009 at 2:40 am, suspicious said:

    I only want to delete specific sites. not all day. This is important, and I don’t eant chromeif I can’t do this

    Reply

    • February 17, 2010 at 2:31 pm, Anonymous said:

      the porn sites :) )

      Reply

      • December 05, 2010 at 1:19 am, lulz said:

        lulz

        Reply

        • April 01, 2011 at 1:23 pm, porn junkie said:

          yea…… them…

          Reply

    • May 30, 2010 at 4:25 pm, Kurt said:

      This is a strong suggestion. I sometimes want to delete errors from searches like you searched with the wrong spelling for something in the omnibox, and would like to delete that specific search from Google Chrome. A list with all the searches you searched from the omnibox would be nice and with the option to delete some specific search.

      Reply

    • March 21, 2011 at 8:55 pm, bud evan said:

      click edit history on right it gives options and tics the one to delete…. i asked my so to do this for me when he was 2

      Reply

  8. March 12, 2009 at 3:37 pm, Ano said:

    Thanks!

    Reply

  9. March 26, 2009 at 5:11 am, john said:

    its quite annoying, but keep typed pages in the address bar, as you type first letters it shown that certain page, even after you clear so called history! whats now!

    Reply

    • November 28, 2009 at 3:11 am, Anonymous said:

      you have to clear the browsing data as well.

      Reply

    • October 19, 2012 at 6:36 am, darango said:

      > ok so……..i just found out the solution…had the same problem as you. Go to the 3 horizontal line tab located in the top right hand corner of chrome’s browsing window ( the tab to check your history and all that good stuff ). Once the options pop out in another window, there should be an option called Bookmarks. Click that and right click/delete. Your Welcome, and may you never get caught with porn again.

      Reply

  10. April 10, 2009 at 10:52 pm, Mobwai said:

    Maybe that’s easy, but it’s not obvious enough for the average user who rarely bothers to manually clear their private data. The fact that you had to post an explanation of how to do this is proof that it’s not clear enough. A browser with really good security/privacy settings would be able to clear things automatically when the browser closes, and upon first install, that feature would be set to clear everything – the user would have to decide what they want to keep, not what they want to get rid of. So far there’s no browser quite that solid, but Firefox has add-ons that put it ahead of the competition. On the other hand, chrome is a Google product, and clearing your cookies means less revenue for Google’s ad network, so I don’t expect that Chrome will ever have truly adequate privacy settings.

    Reply

    • May 11, 2009 at 12:00 am, ChromeConvert said:

      They have Incognito mode, it doesn’t save websites to your history, when you close the window all of those cookies get deleted, and when you download something, it doesn’t save a record of it, so, after you close it, its like it never existed.

      Reply

    • March 21, 2011 at 8:52 pm, bud evan said:

      my daughter does it…shes 5 years….click edit history on the right

      Reply

  11. April 24, 2009 at 4:26 pm, G.HOPLEY said:

    How to delete only my browsing history on google chrome each day as I have to share the computer.. This was easy on old google as you just clicked on the items and then pressed delete.

    Reply

    • June 30, 2009 at 2:45 am, Deana said:

      Right on the bottom under all the windows it says history…….scroll all the way down.

      Reply

  12. May 13, 2009 at 3:04 pm, Deepak said:

    thanks for helping me

    Reply

  13. June 30, 2009 at 11:20 am, curious george said:

    im looking to permanently dis-remember my browsing history, except for cookies, so i dont always have to clear it, any tips on how i can accompish this?

    Reply

    • March 21, 2011 at 8:50 pm, Bud evan said:

      click edit history

      Reply

  14. July 10, 2009 at 10:00 pm, simran said:

    i am very thankful to the owner of this page for helping me

    Reply

  15. July 22, 2009 at 1:59 pm, Anonymous said:

    this feature of chrome does not work, next time you open the same crap still there
    they did something in this last release and screwed it up..
    they are starting to look like Microsoft, i am very sad i thought they would be diffrent
    now google is the same garbage like Microsoft, bad software, bugs, all about money

    Reply

  16. July 26, 2009 at 7:09 pm, Anonymous said:

    im trying to delet google CHROME FROM MY COMPUTER

    Reply

    • May 14, 2010 at 8:07 pm, Phaiz3 said:

      i can help you if u have a windows pc
      just tell me the version ( ME, Vista, XP, stc)

      Reply

  17. July 27, 2009 at 8:01 am, Aditi said:

    Thanx a ton!! Ur advice helped.. was given in a very lucid style and illustrated nicely..

    Had wanted to clear the history for ages..

    Thanx again!!!

    Reply

  18. August 14, 2009 at 11:14 am, Anonymous said:

    i follow ur instructions still i am unable to clear history in google chrome.so plz give any other alternative.plzzz

    Reply

  19. August 18, 2009 at 10:58 am, Ramji said:

    it is good and better than other

    Reply

  20. September 21, 2009 at 4:04 pm, Billy said:

    Clearing browsing data in Google Chrome does NOT work!

    I just made a comment to a blog and no matter what I do, I cannot see my comment. I have cleared the browsing cache, even restarted the browser and still it wont show a fresh page. Even a hard refresh does not work!

    I open the same page in Firefox and there is my comment for all the World to see.

    Chrome sucks big time!!!!

    Reply

    • November 20, 2009 at 12:11 am, Name said:

      Was the comment pending approval by the blog owner, maybe?

      Reply

      • November 28, 2009 at 3:13 am, Anonymous said:

        that, or it’s some other website delay. perhaps the server doesn’t refresh every 5 milliseconds like you want it to…

        Reply

        • December 09, 2009 at 12:45 am, Anonymous said:

          Maybe a glitch, probably never will happen again

          Reply

    • December 09, 2009 at 12:44 am, Anonymous said:

      Why do you need to read what you wrote anyway, like to hear yourself talk?

      Reply

    • March 21, 2011 at 8:49 pm, Bud evan said:

      on the right side click “edit items” the little tick marks on left side are there for a reason

      Reply

  21. October 19, 2009 at 5:45 pm, Anonymous said:

    thanks so much!

    Reply

  22. November 17, 2009 at 7:54 pm, Anonymous said:

    Hey there! I can´t do that. It doesn´t go away. The Search data is from my Internet explorer i think…. Can you help me? (ljung_alexander@hotmail.com)

    Reply

    • November 28, 2009 at 3:14 am, Anonymous said:

      ccleaner will help remove all temporary files from all major internet clients. Then, if you only use one client from then on, you won’t have to use anything else but that clients cleaning option ever again.

      **ccleaner is free.

      Reply

  23. November 23, 2009 at 7:42 am, Anonymous said:

    Thank You Very much….

    This has been very helpful and thorough…

    I really appreciate the accuracy with the directions….

    Now I will be prepared for any more future “problems”….

    Thank you Once Again…

    Reply

  24. December 09, 2009 at 12:41 am, Anonymous said:

    Thanks, very useful

    Reply

  25. December 20, 2009 at 8:47 pm, Anonymous said:

    Install the Click&Clean extension (clear browsing history when Chrome exits + support external app) https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/ghgabhipcejejjmhhchfonmamedcbeod
    works only on Windows

    Reply

  26. December 21, 2009 at 6:48 am, Anonymous said:

    tnxs……….

    Reply

  27. December 30, 2009 at 2:13 pm, Zahid Zuhair said:

    It’s working but the people want to delete the browsing history automatically when they close the CHROME browser.

    If there is solution please give the answer.

    Reply

  28. January 07, 2010 at 8:56 am, Anonymous said:

    Hi,

    thaks 4 this.

    it is good way to clear history. but i want to clear history forever. so, how to do this.

    please advice………………………

    Thanks & regars
    Nasib Singh

    Reply

  29. January 16, 2010 at 1:05 am, Anonymous said:

    Clic&Clean has been updated to v 3.6.5.0
    More new features:
    - remove Flash LSOs
    - delete local web sql databases (HTML5 web-databases)
    - prevent deletion of extensions preferences when deleting cookies (fixed chromium issue 30226)

    https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/ghgabhipcejejjmhhchfonmamedcbeod

    Reply

  30. January 31, 2010 at 9:43 am, chloe said:

    If you can’t see ‘Clear Browsing History’ in tools (I couldn’t!) go to

    Tools button > Options > Personal Stuff > Clear browsing data.

    Hope this helps!

    Reply

    • February 02, 2010 at 9:39 pm, Anonymous said:

      Google Chrome is a joke browser…

      Insanely slow, and now apparently Google has decided to make clearing browser data even more difficult by burying the button in nested options…

      IE is better than this lop of dog snot… But you should be using Firefox, period.

      Reply

      • February 03, 2010 at 2:26 am, anonymous said:

        If you do not want your browsing history to be on you could use NEW INCOGNITO WINDOW option(ctrl+shift+N) – to browse where in the history will never get saved.

        Reply

      • March 21, 2011 at 8:44 pm, bud evan said:

        ie is not for a gamer, to many recourses, that is why chrome has everything in 3 tabs. unless i have to have a map(cause im stupid), i can find everything i need in 3 clicks Privacy
        Content settings… Clear browsing data…
        Google Chrome may use web services to improve your browsing experience.
        Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors
        Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar
        Use DNS pre-fetching to improve page load performance
        Enable phishing and malware protection
        Automatically send usage statistics and crash reports to Google
        Web Content
        Font size: Customize fonts…Page zoom:
        Languages and spell-checker settings… Change Gears settings
        Network…..you can do everything from 3 tabs. and guess whats missing???? a scrollbar will not be seen in the options menu, it so easy a caveman can do it. whoever is using ie is just sending emails, its all it has been decent for…i got plenty of computer but i changed caused of the freezing up and sounding like a machine gun when a page was loading, got tired of nothing happening….if your still using ie…… your on the bottom rung of the internet ladder. after my first trip to any page, when i go back i type 2 letters and google chrome has the link up. after 2 letters, the it takes you there quick….no more load time….the ie “revolving barrel of death” hahhahahahah

        Reply

  31. February 05, 2010 at 12:52 pm, Anonymous said:

    @chloe
    … and extensions preferences resets to default
    Chromium issue http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=33850
    …or do not delete cookies? :(
    the Click&Clean item “Prevent deletion of extensions preferences” – really helps.

    @chromeblows
    Yes, Firefox on this time is better(although not support CSS3 transitions and very very slow on start), but I think it’s matter of time… I personally prefer Chrome.
    Sorry, but IE = (_|_)

    @anonymous
    >use NEW INCOGNITO WINDOW

    There’s nothing good:
    1. You can’t enable extensions in Incognito mode.
    2. Chrome help – warning, quote:
    Browsing in incognito mode only keeps Google Chrome from storing
    information about the websites you’ve visited. The websites you
    visit may still have records of your visit.
    Any files saved to your computer will still remain on your computer.

    Reply

  32. February 08, 2010 at 11:09 am, Anonymous said:

    in my google chrome ,

    i can not find the option for clearing browsing data……
    all options are available in the wrench type drop down list except ‘clear browsing data’

    Reply

    • February 09, 2010 at 5:09 pm, Anonymous said:

      click on wrench, click options, then personal stuff tab, then click button ‘ clear browsing data’

      Reply

    • June 18, 2010 at 8:37 pm, Jagex said:

      just go on spanner icon, options, ‘under the bonnet’ tab, and clear browsing data button should be there,

      Reply

  33. February 13, 2010 at 4:38 pm, Anonymous said:

    I don’t have that “clear browsing history” button.. when i click the wrench i have “history, bookmark manager, downloads, extensions, synchronize my bookmarks” why dont i have it?

    Reply

  34. February 20, 2010 at 9:38 pm, Anonymous said:

    the google chrome i use doesnt show the option of “clear browsing data” in the tools section .. i have to delete it day by day … it there anything i can do to solve this because my browser is running very slow.

    Reply

    • February 21, 2010 at 9:03 pm, Anonymous said:

      Click on the wrench. Go to options.Go the the personal stuff tab.There is a section called browsing data and then there is a clear browsing data button. It’s pretty self explanatory after that.

      Reply

    • October 04, 2010 at 1:58 am, SuP! said:

      me 2

      Reply

  35. February 21, 2010 at 8:58 pm, Anonymous said:

    When I click on the wrench icon there isn’t a clear browsing history data…..
    Then what????

    Reply

  36. February 24, 2010 at 5:43 am, Name said:

    clear browsing data isnt even an option on mine. what a POS

    Reply

  37. February 28, 2010 at 3:59 am, Anonymous said:

    hey i do not have the clear history button can someone help please

    Reply

  38. February 28, 2010 at 2:10 pm, Anonymous said:

    on the google chrome im using it doesn’t have a “clear browsing data ” botton , what next?

    Reply

  39. March 10, 2010 at 2:45 pm, guess who said:

    is it just me, or is this guy a comlete twat

    Reply

  40. March 12, 2010 at 12:32 pm, nasir said:

    i wants to clear all history from google chrome everyday

    Reply

  41. March 16, 2010 at 10:55 pm, Anonymous said:

    just go to the screw driver :o ptions: then drowsing data and then hit clear

    Reply

    • March 18, 2010 at 11:57 am, Anonymous said:

      Are there progs (like windowwasher) who supports googlechrome ?

      Reply

    • March 19, 2010 at 2:26 am, Anonymous said:

      In my chrome the ‘clear browser data’ button isn’t under personal stuff its in the ‘Under the Bonnet’ tab.

      So the correct pathway is-

      click on the spanner

      click ‘Options’

      click on the ‘Under the Bonnet’ tab

      at top of the window is ‘Clear browsing data…’ click

      select which items and time frame of history you want deleted.

      DONE!

      Reply

  42. March 19, 2010 at 2:28 am, Anonymous said:

    In my chrome the ‘clear browser data’ button isn’t under personal stuff its in the ‘Under the Bonnet’ tab.

    So the correct pathway is-

    click on the spanner

    click ‘Options’

    click on the ‘Under the Bonnet’ tab

    at top of the window is ‘Clear browsing data…’ click

    select which items and time frame of history you want deleted.

    DONE!

    Reply

  43. March 19, 2010 at 2:30 am, Anonymous said:

    just be sure to choose which application to be cleaned and check them and uncheck those applications that you use to avoid inclusion for deletion

    Reply

  44. March 19, 2010 at 3:14 pm, Anonymous said:

    what if i cant find the ” clear browsing data ”

    Reply

    • March 21, 2010 at 2:37 pm, Anonymous said:

      Its not on the main part any more you will have to click on the wrench icon , then options , then under the hood were you will see it in the box

      Reply

  45. March 19, 2010 at 4:08 pm, nasir said:

    i m dr nasir majeed awan consultant psychiatric wants to delated my history daily

    Reply

  46. March 22, 2010 at 10:10 am, hai said:

    where is clear browsing data

    Reply

  47. March 25, 2010 at 6:14 am, Anonymous said:

    …i do not have a clear browsing history option? help

    Reply

    • March 25, 2010 at 2:31 pm, Radhika said:

      Click the wrench icon in the upper-right corner of the toolbar and select ” Options” and “Under the Hood” Tab under “privacy” you will find the “Clear browsing data”

      Reply

  48. April 04, 2010 at 3:00 am, Sage said:

    I am experiencing the same problem as other people. This does nothing.

    I updated some image rollovers and THEY REFUSE TO UPDATE IN CHROME. I even go to the URL of the rollover image and refresh and THE NEW IMAGE SHOWS UP! But back on the website THE OLD IMAGE SHOWS UP! This is obviously a psychotic cache issue!

    I’m guessing a large portion of Chrome’s “Speed” is that it caches every last thing so that revisited sites appear to load like lightning no matter what because it doesn’t even check for new versions. This is very lame. I’ll stick with Firefox.

    Reply

  49. April 07, 2010 at 5:06 am, Anonymous said:

    I don’t have the option of clearing data..then what to do? Please advice.

    Reply

  50. April 08, 2010 at 8:29 am, Anonymous said:

    what if it doesnt even show that

    Reply

  51. April 30, 2010 at 1:05 pm, Anonymous said:

    its very easy, just press ctrl+shift+del. then you will find it

    Reply

  52. April 30, 2010 at 1:22 pm, Anonymous said:

    can any one know the history even after deleting the history?

    Reply

  53. May 06, 2010 at 12:23 am, Anonymous said:

    My menu doesn’t have the “clear browsing data” option

    Reply

    • May 16, 2010 at 12:34 pm, Anonymous said:

      me neither but by doing ctrl, shift and delete it does the same thing

      Reply

  54. May 07, 2010 at 6:57 pm, Anonymous said:

    I have the tools menu logo thingy but clear browsing data is not in it! What should i do?

    Reply

  55. May 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm, Phaiz3 said:

    you can also do this by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Delete

    Reply

  56. May 16, 2010 at 12:32 pm, Anonymous said:

    i click on the wrench and the option clear browsing data isnt there – now what?

    Reply

  57. May 17, 2010 at 1:06 pm, Anonymous said:

    how can i get internet explorer back and get rid of google chrome?

    Reply

  58. May 18, 2010 at 12:14 am, Anonymous said:

    when i open the spanner, i havent got the ‘clear browsing history’ option there. what should i do?

    Reply

  59. May 27, 2010 at 10:25 pm, help! said:

    i dont have the “clearing browsing data” button… :( so confusing!! errrrrr

    Reply

  60. May 29, 2010 at 8:15 pm, hep said:

    i dont have Clear browsing data

    Reply

  61. June 03, 2010 at 10:14 am, Hulda said:

    Is there any way to delete certain visits out of browsing history ? Instead of deleting the whole day ?

    Reply

    • June 09, 2010 at 2:03 pm, Anonymous said:

      You can do that under the “history” menu.

      You can also visit the url to see/edit your history…

      chrome://history/

      Reply

  62. June 03, 2010 at 5:08 pm, sreedhar said:

    its not showing “delete history for this day” in google chrome now.. how to get that..

    Reply

  63. June 09, 2010 at 1:52 pm, Anonymous said:

    In OS X do the following:1. Click Chrome in the menu2. Select “Clear Browsing Data”3. Select what data you want cleared.4. Press the “Clear Browsing Data” buttonUnder the “History” menu you can click “Show Full History” and decide what you want to remove there as well.

    Reply

  64. June 10, 2010 at 8:54 pm, Raymond said:

    how to clear history on google chrome

    Reply

  65. June 11, 2010 at 8:15 am, Raymond said:

    Some idiot has decided not to include( delete history for this day). Why? This is the
    most useful one.Please Re-instal.

    Reply

  66. June 12, 2010 at 8:05 am, Sbohi13 said:

    clear download data (option) is not seen in my computer

    Reply

    • June 12, 2010 at 11:29 am, Anonymous said:

      Odd, I still see it on mine.

      Reply

  67. June 14, 2010 at 5:36 pm, Abdul555_wadood said:

    clear browsing datad menu is not present in my google chrome.please tell me how i can delete

    Reply

  68. June 17, 2010 at 3:27 pm, Cherish said:

    This it Wrong!!!!!!!!!!! What you do is click on the wrench and then click history after that when the clear all brosong data box comes up you press the down arrow and then click everything the click ok

    Reply

  69. June 18, 2010 at 8:23 pm, Peter Jackson said:

    There’s Different angle too:
    In my case when I clicked the Wrench Icon.. Clear browsing History Option DIDN’T APPEAR!!!
    So in this case you have to click OPTIONS and then click on UNDER THE BONNET option on top. Now you have to select CLEAR BROWSING HISTORY

    Reply

  70. June 23, 2010 at 6:49 am, aaaaaaaaaaaa said:

    my friend says she can track the files I have deleted on chrome……..is dat possible?

    Reply

  71. June 28, 2010 at 12:58 pm, Tamikamitchell99 said:

    YAY IT WORKS IT REALLY WORKS I HAD THESE FERAL NAKED POP UPA THAT WERE ON MY COMPUTER AND MY SIS USES MY COMPUTER ND I WAS SCARED SHE WAS GONNA THINK NI GOOGLED THOSE LOL SOO this is why im here and yay its works

    Reply

  72. June 28, 2010 at 1:01 pm, Tamikamitchell99 said:

    GO 2 options, then under the hood tab and under title is privacy and it should say clear browsing or somefin click on that choose hwo far bac u want ur history to b cleared the press the clear browsing data button simple peeps

    Reply

  73. July 01, 2010 at 3:08 am, Raghu_5779 said:

    i deleted the following things but when i search any other search engine that point of time my previous borrowing datas are appeared

    Reply

  74. July 02, 2010 at 10:44 am, Kalyn_warren said:

    how do i set it to clear automatically after i close my browser.

    Reply

    • July 02, 2010 at 5:53 pm, Anonymous said:

      Automatically to clear browsing history you can only with Click&Clean extension for Chrome (works on Window XP, Vista, 7)

      Reply

  75. July 14, 2010 at 12:47 pm, Hjkl said:

    thank u ,u really help me dude.

    Reply

    • July 28, 2010 at 12:09 pm, Mtsang78 said:

      I found a simple solution that might help some of you – I found a way to delete the Omnibar’s auto-complete BUT it won’t help you pick and choose the history you do/don’t want to keep. I struggled with this problem for hours with all the forums saying the same thing – “clear your browsing data”. Well, it’s funny because the solution that worked for me was, in fact, within the same realm – but with a little tweak.

      Anyways, it’s as simple as changing your “clear data period” to “Everything” rather than “last day” or hour etc. As most of you know, it’s as simple as clicking ctrl+shift+del which opens up the “Clear Browsing Data” section and then choosing “Everything” for the “Clear data from this period” section.

      If this doesn’t work for you, I’m sorry. But it definitely worked for me.

      Hope this helps.

      Reply

  76. August 01, 2010 at 12:24 pm, Franck said:

    Thanks I like google chrome but to erase all the browsing histoy I wouldn’t have found my way, It is not very user friendly on that part. Thanx again!

    Reply

  77. August 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm, orion7x said:

    My Chrome used to have the Clear Browsing Data, Now it does not. What the hell? Major show stopping problem. Chrome will not refresh cache….

    Reply

  78. August 12, 2010 at 9:18 am, Sohaill555 said:

    awesome method..thanx!!

    Reply

  79. August 19, 2010 at 9:28 am, No one is this stupid said:

    ctrl shift delete

    all you need to know :)

    Reply

  80. August 22, 2010 at 3:40 am, JOSHUAEXCEQUELNORA said:

    guys if im using google chrome AND I CLOSE IT HOW CAN I OPEN IT AGIAN?

    Reply

  81. August 28, 2010 at 12:41 pm, Whiston said:

    I did all that and it made no difference

    Reply

  82. September 06, 2010 at 3:01 pm, Mark said:

    Simply install Bing and use their clrar button

    Reply

  83. September 08, 2010 at 9:22 pm, hoshang said:

    thanx a lot @ monishkothari .

    Reply

  84. September 29, 2010 at 5:17 am, Vinaypatel Elex said:

    thank you so much..

    Reply

  85. October 02, 2010 at 9:56 am, ram said:

    thank u

    Reply

  86. October 05, 2010 at 4:33 am, Kabirjaiswal12 said:

    thanks it was correct

    Reply

  87. October 06, 2010 at 12:17 pm, Saddique74 said:

    clear browsing the data will not be delatd.
    Please replay me.

    Reply

    • October 08, 2010 at 4:28 pm, Baby Maha said:

      guyes i wana delet history but i cant understand. help me

      Reply

  88. October 08, 2010 at 4:22 pm, Baby Maha said:

    guyes i wana delet history but i cant understand. help me

    Reply

  89. October 12, 2010 at 3:38 am, Cody Trustrum-Sparrow said:

    go into wrench and click history or ctrl+h in the top left quarter it will have clear all history or something like that

    Reply

    • October 18, 2010 at 4:36 am, Ice491 said:

      dont have leh

      Reply

      • October 18, 2010 at 4:37 am, Ice491 said:

        weird

        Reply

  90. October 24, 2010 at 3:26 am, Kamran Qamar said:

    not happening

    Reply

    • December 02, 2010 at 1:44 am, Penelope :) said:

      1) go to the spaner icon
      2) click ‘history’
      3) press ‘clear all browsing data…’
      4) chose what you want to delete. If you would like to delete everything, tick all 6 boxes and then in the drop down menu select ‘everything’

      viola, all your history is deleted :)

      Reply

  91. October 25, 2010 at 9:29 pm, Suomyn said:

    I tried this, but my history still shows up. I’ve also tried deleting the history through Ctrl + H but it’s too much too delete by checking off the boxes. I wish Google Chrome had an option to select every box at once, but it doesn’t have that option. That’s ridiculous.

    Reply

    • December 02, 2010 at 1:43 am, Penelope :) said:

      1) go to the spaner icon
      2) click ‘history’
      3) press ‘clear all browsing data…’
      4) chose what you want to delete. If you would like to delete everything, tick all 6 boxes and then in the drop down menu select ‘everything’

      viola, all your history is deleted :)

      Reply

  92. November 08, 2010 at 6:56 pm, Beni_boi said:

    i dont even have a spanner icon -.-

    Reply

  93. November 21, 2010 at 1:36 am, Heavenly1996 said:

    what about the list that appears in google search bar down the page of google search?
    when I type somthing in google search bar above the search result page nothıng appears, but when I want to do the same wıth the bar down the page all of my searchs tıll now appear! even those been cleaned!

    Reply

  94. December 02, 2010 at 6:23 am, Saurabh.ar said:

    hi,
    if u r unable to find it.
    then go to tools- clear browsing data.
    click that ur browsing history will deleted…

    Reply

  95. December 20, 2010 at 3:56 pm, Boythugs_1418 said:

    thankz

    Reply

  96. December 28, 2010 at 7:42 am, Balaji Pillai said:

    hi,

    after deleted the history is there any possible to recover it.

    Reply

  97. December 30, 2010 at 5:35 am, Sedf said:

    dudes if you can’t see the icon, press ctrl +shift + del and the window should pop up!

    Reply

  98. January 05, 2011 at 10:07 pm, Molaallahi said:

    yoyyyyy how do i find chrome data history

    Reply

  99. January 06, 2011 at 12:04 pm, Mxz101 said:

    Is it still possible to see websites you’ve visited anywhere else on your computer after deleting browsing history?

    Reply

    • March 28, 2011 at 6:51 am, Shyam said:

      i have similar interest to know. any solution so far?

      Reply

  100. January 30, 2011 at 9:34 pm, D Chittenden said:

    Derek Can any one try to help me to clear my history on Google History can anyone help me please as l am new to Google

    Reply

    • April 05, 2011 at 11:34 am, vijay said:

      simple. go to spanner. option. left side click under the hood. then in the new page content setting, click all cookies and data, list will appear. click remove all.
      you will see a fresh page – all data will be gone….

      Reply

  101. February 23, 2011 at 2:23 pm, Anaghavk192 said:

    thank you

    Reply

  102. April 05, 2011 at 11:30 am, vijay said:

    if I clear all cookies by an error if there a way to retrieve all those data. for instance all websites and blogs. pleased can anyone help me? i have lost all my long term data I think.

    Reply

  103. June 11, 2011 at 9:44 am, Vowani said:

    Add a new bookmark to your Chrome bookmarks bar with the URL below in it.
    Then each time you need to clear your browsing data, click the bookmark.

             chrome://settings/clearBrowserData

    Reply

  104. August 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm, Mageswaran35 said:

    Thanks

    Reply

  105. September 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm, mamuni said:

    thank you for the easy way to larn us

    Reply

  106. October 01, 2011 at 6:59 am, vinu said:

    thanks its working

    Reply

  107. October 30, 2011 at 10:33 am, Nazila said:

    How can I recover my deleted history in google chrome?

    Reply

  108. December 05, 2011 at 11:13 pm, meena said:

    hi friends make me clear about if i clear google chrome history then will it clear bookmarks also?…………….help

    Reply

  109. January 16, 2012 at 6:14 pm, Valentin ACOSTA said:

    i am no sur ehow work with this

    Reply

  110. February 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm, Maria said:

    Put the check boxes back in and everyone including me will be happy again.

    Reply

  111. March 11, 2012 at 11:16 am, anonymous said:

    Hey for all you experts. If a horizontal line pops up in between previous sites you been on? in the history does that mean a section of stuff have been deleted?

    Reply

  112. May 08, 2012 at 4:41 am, Naveed said:

    click on wrench icon –>settings –> Personal stuff –> In autofill option UNCLICK Enable Autofill to fill out web forms in a single click.

    Reply

  113. June 03, 2012 at 2:07 pm, Sergio said:

    Will this get rid of my favourites? Like youtube chanels and sites and stuff?

    Reply

    • June 04, 2012 at 11:08 am, David Kirk said:

      No, your favorites and bookmarks and such will stay the same.

      Reply

  114. June 21, 2012 at 1:27 am, Kaitlyn said:

    It really works my sister got on a porn website and it worked thanks

    Reply

  115. July 10, 2012 at 5:20 am, K L KUMAR said:

    I LOST MY CHROME FILES IT COULD NOT OPEN NOW.I WOULD INSTALL CHROME AGAIN BUT IT COULD INSTALL.IT SAYS REMOVE HISTORY FILES AND INSTALL CHROME.
    HOW CAN I DELETE CHROME HISTROY.

    Reply

    • July 10, 2012 at 5:26 am, K L KUMAR said:

      please give me soulation sir

      Reply

  116. July 25, 2012 at 6:01 am, Kundan Bhardwaj said:

    I used to be a google chrome user but then it started messing up things for me. It just downloads files from every website saying index.msi or index.exe. Can you help me with that please?

    Reply

  117. July 27, 2012 at 9:35 am, agneta said:

    hi thanks soo muchh

    Reply

  118. October 16, 2012 at 5:15 am, tushar said:

    thanks a lot to you. it really works

    Reply

  119. November 19, 2012 at 9:01 pm, sierra said:

    please read this will help u alote if the other person makes it hard to understand. for all the people who says it doesn’t work all u have 2 do is go to those 3 lines at the right top corner of computer/laptop or whatever your using and click on it. Then you go all the way down to history.Next u will press on clear all browsing data and u will find it says : obliterate the following items from: and i usually chose beginning of time but its up 2 u and well u can do the rest!!! thanks for reading!!!

    Reply

  120. November 19, 2012 at 9:04 pm, sierra said:

    please read this will help u a lot if the other person makes it hard to understand. for all the people who says it doesn’t work all u have 2 do is go to those 3 lines at the right top corner of computer/laptop or whatever your using and click on it. Then you go all the way down to history.Next u will press on clear all browsing data and u will find it says : obliterate the following items from: and i usually chose beginning of time but its up 2 u and well u can do the rest!!! thanks for reading so much :) .

    Reply

  121. November 21, 2012 at 10:17 pm, SAMS said:

    I know how to clear my browsing data, but for some reason, all my data from before Sept of last year WILL NOT CLEAR when I use that option. I have to left click the Actions menu at the end of each line of data and select ‘Remove from History’. So far, this is the only work-around I’ve found. It’s tedious if you don’t automatically clear on shutdown, or clear data everyday. Hope this helps.

    Reply

    • November 21, 2012 at 10:33 pm, SAMS said:

      No sooner do I write that, I found this:

      For Mac

      1. Go to the Go menu > Go to Folder.
      2. Enter the following directories in the text field, then press Go.
      ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default
      3. In the folder called “Default” delete all files that start with “Archived History” and “History” (should be six in total).

      For Windows and Linux use the instructions to create a new browser profile to find the history files: http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?answer=142059 . Instead of creating a new profile, deleting the history files allows you to keep your bookmarks and extensions in tact without backing them up.

      Basically, in the Default folder, you’ll find History files and perhaps some Indexed History files. I think that was my problem. I deleted the files and problem solved.

      Reply

  122. June 09, 2013 at 4:16 am, Jeyiaa said:

    Does the deleted come up on my phone bill?

    Reply

  123. June 22, 2013 at 3:54 am, Larry said:

    my google chrome is coming out 3 home pages at once .pls what do I do to stop it ,and make use of only google chrome as my home page.

    Your help will be greatly appreciated

    Thanks!

    Reply

  124. June 22, 2013 at 6:56 am, Satya said:

    I deleted the histroy as per above instructions, but in the settings i found “Import book marks & settings” , in which appearing even deleted history. I would like to know how to delete hiatory permanetly. Please help him in this regard

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  125. October 21, 2013 at 10:22 am, Tim said:

    But there’s no wrench in the google chrome I’m using.

    Reply

    • October 21, 2013 at 10:59 am, David Kirk said:

      I just updated the article with new pictures. Thanks for letting us know!

      Reply

  126. November 13, 2013 at 8:54 pm, claudia said:

    I was working a program on CodeSkulptor and the google page stop working. Is there a way I can recover these pages?

    Reply

  127. November 21, 2013 at 6:36 am, Arne Soderback said:

    Hi,
    cant open
    chrome://settings/clear Browser Data
    sincserly
    Arne

    Reply

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