How To Find Deleted History On Google Chrome

Every so often, you may find yourself in a situation where you’ve accidentally deleted your browsing history or you need to find some information you previously accessed. If you were using Google Chrome, this guide will help you recover that deleted browsing history. Here’s what you need to know.

Method 1: Use DNS Cache

If your browsing history was recently deleted, you may be able to retrieve it from your computer’s DNS cache. Below are the steps:

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run box.
  2. Type cmd and click OK to open the Command Prompt.
  3. Once the Command Prompt is open, type the following command: ipconfig /displaydns

This will display a list of all recent websites accessed from your computer. This method is not 100% reliable, as the DNS cache automatically deletes entries frequently.

Method 2: Use Google History

If you were signed into your Google account when you accessed the webpages, you might be able to see your browsing history on Google’s My Activity Page.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome and sign in with your Google account.
  2. Click on the three vertical dots at the top right corner of the browser, and select History.
  3. On the next page, click on My Google Account.
  4. From the drop-down menu, select Manage your Google Account.
  5. On the Google Account page, click on Manage your data & personalization.
  6. Under Activity history, click on My Activity.

This will display a list of all your browsing history that was synced with your Google account. You can search for specific pages using the search bar at the top of the page.


These methods will only work if you have not cleared your DNS cache or if you were signed into your Google account. If you regularly delete your history, consider using incognito mode or a different browser for browsing you don’t want to keep a record of.

Final Words

Recovering deleted browsing history can be a tricky task. However, with these methods, you may be able to retrieve some, if not all, of your browsing history. Always remember to keep track of important pages by bookmarking them or saving them to your account.