How To Know Deleted History In Google Chrome

At some point, we may find ourselves in a situation where we have unintentionally deleted our browsing history on Google Chrome and now need to retrieve that lost data. Do not worry! This article will provide you with instructions on how to recover your deleted browsing history in Google Chrome.

What You’ll Need

Before we proceed, ensure you have the following:

  • Google Account: You should have a Google account and be logged in to Google Chrome.
  • Admin Rights: To perform the steps discussed below, you need to have administrative rights to your computer.

Restoring History via Google Account

If you were logged into Google while browsing, your search history would be stored in your Google Account. To recover this:

  1. Go to Google’s My Activity page by typing “” in the search bar.
  2. Sign in using your Google account credentials.
  3. On the “My Activity” page, you will see your entire browsing history. You can use the search option for specific searches.

Restoring History via DNS Cache

In case you weren’t logged in to Google, there is another way to restore deleted history. However, do note that this method only works until your system is restarted. It uses the DNS (Domain Name System) cache of your system to recover the history. The DNS cache stores the IP addresses of the web servers that contain the web pages which you have recently viewed.

Here’s how you can view the DNS cache:

1. Press <strong>"Windows + R"</strong> to open the <strong>"Run"</strong> dialog box.
2. Type <strong>"cmd"</strong> and press enter to open command prompt.
3. In the command prompt, type <strong>"ipconfig /displaydns"</strong> and press Enter.
4. You will see a list of all recent websites you visited before the last reboot.

Remember, this method will not work if you have restarted your system after deleting the history.


In conclusion, whether you were logged in to your Google account or not, there are ways to recover your deleted browsing history in Google Chrome. While the DNS cache method is a bit technical and has its limitations, the Google account method is relatively straightforward. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to stay logged in to your Google account when using Chrome.