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Google Chrome

PEV

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Jan 26, 2012
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When I do any search on Google Chrome it keeps a list of every search which is great if I want to go back to a search but can to records of every search I make be prevented?

Thanks
Ray
 

KenB

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Location
Wirral UK
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Hi Ray,

Try this:

CTRL + H
Click on "Clear Browsing Data" [ left of screen ]
Then put a tick in "Browsing History" and at the same time hit the down-arrow and select "All Time"
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Now click on "Clear Data"

Now shut Chrome down.

We now need to find Chrome's "History" file.

C:Users- [User Name] - AppData - Local - Google - Chrome - User Data - Default

If you can't see "AppData" you will need to enable "Show Hidden Files" in Windows Explorer.

You are looking for the "History" file.
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Right click on this > Properties and put a tick in "Read Only" > Apply > OK

Check that that the History list is empty when you open Chrome again.
 

PEV

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Hi Ken
I'm struggling to follow this. Can't shut Google Chrome down
By the way I'm running Windows 8.1
Ray
 

PEV

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Thanks Ken
I couldn't see the wood for the trees!
OK I shut Chrome down but can't trace Chromes history file.
Or AppData or hidden files. I am stuck now.
Ray
 

KenB

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Oct 19, 2008
Location
Wirral UK
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Try this Ray -

Windows 8.1

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, then select Search (or if you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then select Search).
  2. Type folder in the search box, then select Folder Options from the search results.
  3. Select the View tab.
  4. Under Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then select OK.
 
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