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Delete Google Chrome History

Posted By On June 25, 2010 @ 12:08 PM In Using The Internet | Comments Disabled

Barry from Pittsburgh, PA. asks:

I recently installed Google Chrome. I have been surfing the internet a lot and I can’t seem to find where you delete the browsing history. Any ideas?



A:
I know what you mean, Barry. Every time I install something new, there is always something I don’t know how to do – or where to find how to do it.

It’s pretty easy to delete your browsing history from Chrome. Here’s how:

#1. Open up Google Chrome.

#2. If you look at the upper-right corner of the toolbar, you will see a little picture of a wrench with a little arrow. Click on the arrow and you will get a drop down menu for various tasks. Point to History.

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#3. Now click on History. Chrome will now open a new browser “tab”. In the upper left-hand corner of the tab you will see the following:

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#4. Now look directly to the right of the page and you will see Edit items… Click on it.

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#5. After you click on Edit items… a new tab will pop up. There is a button that says Clear all browsing data. Click on it.

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#6. When you click on Clear all browsing data… a box will pop up that gives you the option to choose which items to delete. Put a checkmark next to those items.

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#7. Under the list of items you can delete there is the option of deleting data from a certain time period. Click the arrow and choose the time period.

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#8. After you have selected the time period from which to clear your history, click on Clear browsing data.

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#9. Now click on close. If you look to the right of your page again, you will see that you are Done Removing Items.

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And you truly are done removing items! Your browsing history has been cleared.

Thanks for writing!

~Lori Cline

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