How To Export Google Chrome History

Google Chrome’s browsing history is a valuable source of information, containing records of all the websites you have visited and searches you have made over time. For those who are not technologically savvy, exporting this data may seem complicated. But do not worry, as this blog post will guide you through the steps of exporting your Google Chrome history. Let’s begin!

Extension: Export Chrome History

The easiest way to export your Google Chrome history is by using a third-party extension. For this, we will use the “Export Chrome History” extension, but you can use any that you prefer.

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Visit the Chrome Web Store.
  3. Search for “Export Chrome History” and add the extension to your browser.
  4. After installing the extension, click on its icon in the toolbar.
  5. Select the time range and click on the “Start export” button. Your browsing history will be downloaded as a .csv file.

Please note that this extension can only export your browsing history. If you want to export your bookmarks, passwords, etc., you will need to use a different method.

Manual Method

If you are not comfortable installing a third-party extension, you can export your Google Chrome history manually. However, it involves a bit of SQL scripting. Here are the steps:

1. Press “Win + R” on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
2. Type in “%appdata%” (without quotes) and press Enter.
3. Navigate to “AppData\\Local\\Google\\Chrome\\User Data\\Default”.
4. Find and copy the “History” file to a different location to avoid corrupting your original history file.
5. Download and install DB Browser for SQLite.
6. Open DB Browser for SQLite, and open the copied “History” file.
7. Click on the “Execute SQL” tab, and enter the following SQL command:
8. “SELECT datetime(last_visit_time/1000000-11644473600,’unixepoch’),url FROM urls order by last_visit_time desc”
9. Click on the play button or press F5 to execute the command.
10. Click on “File > Export > Table(s) as CSV file” to export your browsing history.

Please note that this method requires a certain level of technical knowledge. If you are not comfortable with SQL, please use the extension method instead.

In conclusion, we hope this blog post has helped you understand how to export your Google Chrome history. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. Happy browsing!