An Ultimate Guide to Retrieve Deleted Browsing History on Google Chrome

Google Chrome is used widely by people all over the world; it’s simple in design but efficient in web browsing & fast in speed. Like any other web browsers, Google Chrome will generate the so-called web browsing history. Your browser history is stored just like everything else on your computer, as a file (or collection of files). Clearing your browser history merely deletes these files from your hard drive.

View Chrome history:

An easier way to see Chrome history: press “Ctrl” + “H” on the keyboard in an opening Google Chrome.

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Well, the thing is history files of Google Chrome or other browsers may be lost suddenly, without leaving you a chance to be well prepared. What are you supposed to do under this circumstance? If the page information is important to you, you must be eager to recover Google Chrome history files, we guess.

Having little or no experience in file recovery, many users would like to acquire an easy way to recover Chrome browsing history. In order to satisfy their needs, we recommend MiniTool Power Data Recovery, a user-friendly data recovery program. To be honest, if you don’t trust it, you can download the free edition immediately to have a try. And please don’t worry, we’ll tell you the exact steps to recover Chrome history with this program.

How to Recover Deleted Google History

Step one: open recycle bin to check whether the deleted history files are stored here temporarily. If you find needed files, please select them and choose “Restore” from the right click menu to complete recycle bin recovery; if you can’t find any files you need, it means that you have permanently deleted browsing history.

Step two: in order to recover permanently deleted files in Windows, you should get a powerful recovery program. MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition is a good choice. Download it and get it installed on your computer and then you can run it to see the following interface.

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Step three: click on the first functional module – “Undelete Recovery“, which provides quick scan to recover deleted files. After that, select the drive which includes the deleted history files and press “Scan” button in the lower right corner to start scanning the drive.

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1. The Google Chrome history files are generally kept in this path by default – “C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default”, so you need to select C: as the target drive in this step. (You can type “chrome://version/” in the Chrome address bar to see the detailed information including profile path)

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2. If you have exported the Google Chrome bookmarks to a local drive before they get lost, you need to scan the specific drive to recover Google Chrome bookmarks.

Step four: wait for a while until the scan has been finished. The scan result will be listed in the software interface automatically. At this time, you need to find the “Default” folder. After that, choose to check the whole folder to recover or just to choose some of the subfolders and files to recover. At last, press “Save” button to see a prompt window, in which you are asked to set a directory to save files. Please make your decision and press “OK” to confirm.

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1. Please make sure that the free space left in the target storage directory is enough for you to recover deleted internet history.

2. If the total size of history files you have selected to recover is larger than 1GB (or if you want to recover other files more than 1GB), you’ll see the following “File Saving Limit” window. As you can see from the prompt, the size of current selected files exceeds the file saving limit for free edition (1GB). Therefore, you have to upgrade your copy of MiniTool Power Data Recovery to break the limit so as to complete the recovery.

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In addition to relying on data recovery software, there are also many other methods to recover deleted history from Google Chrome.

You can get familiar with the different ways to help you recover Google Chrome history files firstly and then choose one or more to recover Chrome history in time when necessary. Yes, the first method – finding deleted history on my computer with MiniTool Power Data Recovery – is the most recommended one.

We hope you all can finish what you want to do easily after reading this post.