How to Delete Chrome Browsing History in Windows?

Delete Chrome Browsing History

This article will show you a step-by-step guide to clearing or delete Chrome browsing history from your Windows desktop or laptop for a specific time range or deleting all history.

Every web browser that you use on your computer to do web searches, stores your footprints or whatever you search or browse while using a web-browser.

The most popular web-browsers are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari for Windows, etc.

For your information, deleting the Chrome browsing history doesn’t delete your Google search history.

Browser history and Google search history are two different things and there is a different procedure to clear Google search history.

Therefore, in short, every internet web browser recalls the list of webpages that you have visited till date.

There is another way by which browsers are not allowed to store your visited web pages and that is called Incognito Mode or Private browsing.

[Read Article to Set Private Browsing Mode as Default]

Clear Google Chrome Search History

Users do have the option to clear their Chrome browsing history if they do not want to record their visited web pages using Chrome.

There is an option available if you want to delete all browsing history or for a specific period of time only.

Hence, here are the steps to delete Chrome browsing history easily and quickly:

NOTE: The steps shown below have been done on Chrome Version 108.0.5359.125

Step 1. Open or launch the Google Chrome browser:

  • Navigate to the Chrome Menu (Three dotted icon on the top-right)
  • Then, click History -> History

Alternatively, you can use Ctrl + H keyboard key combination to reach the history page while Chrome is open.

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Step 2. As a result, you are on the Chrome history page where you can see all the previously visited web pages with date and time.

On the left, click Clear browsing data

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Step 3. A window will appear with Basic and Advanced options.

  • Choose the appropriate option Basic or Advanced
  • Select the time range (last hour, last 24 hours, last 7 days, last 4 weeks or all time)
  • Select what you want to clear or delete
  • Finally, click on Clear Data

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The moment you have clicked on the Clear Data button, it will do a small process (depending on the selected time range) and the basic and advanced box will disappear automatically once the clear data process is finished.

Above all process will clear your Chrome browser history within quick seconds.

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