How to Recover Deleted History on Google Chrome Windows 10/Android/iPhone

You may lose your Chrome history by intentional or unintentional deletion, Windows update or other unknown reasons. Can you recover deleted history on Google Chrome? This post shows you several useful ways to recover deleted history Chrome easily. Read and learn to find deleted Chrome history on Windows 10, Android, and iPhone.

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How to recover deleted history on Google Chrome using CMD:

1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog. 

2. Type cmd into the box and click the OK button to open the Command Prompt.

3. Type the command: ipconfig /displaydns and then press Enter on the keyboard.

4. Wait a moment for the command to complete and recover deleted history Chrome. See more details...

Other simple and useful ways to recover Chrome deleted history on Windows 10:

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Recover history from My Activity Search Google History > Click "Welcome to My Activity - Goole" > Sign in with your Google account...Full steps
Recover deleted history from backup Check Chrome history from local backup C:/Users/Name/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome...Full steps
Restore Chrome deleted history from previous versions You can recover deleted history on Google Chrom from previous versions if you have enabled the File Backup option...Full steps

If you've mistakenly deleted all your Chrome browsing history or the Chrome history is lost because of Windows/Google Chrome update or other unexpected causes, you may be at a complete loss and don't know how to recover Chrome history.

Don't panic. This post will show you how to recover deleted history on Chrome in Windows 10 in four ways: recovering with Command Prompt, restoring from My Activity, or using Chrome backups. If the Chrome backup is lost, you can apply data recovery software to restore the backup file and continue to recover Chrome history. 

What's more, you will also learn how to recover deleted history on Chrome on Andriod and iPhone devices. Read in-depth.

Method 1. Use DNS Cache to Recover Deleted History Chrome

Keep your computer connected to the internet and not shut down or restart your computer after losing your Chrome history. Follow the steps below to recover deleted Chrome browsing history by using DNS now.

Step 1. Press Windows + R, type cmd, and click "OK". Or, you can type cmd in the Windows search bar.

Step 2. Open Command Prompt, type ipconfig /displaydns, and press Enter.

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Once you complete these steps, all your recently visited websites will be displayed. You can view all of your recent browsing histories on Chrome and copy & paste the important websites into Chrome, where they will be saved once more. 

However, this solution will only show your recent browsing activity, and you can't recover your full Chrome history. If you dislike this solution, move to the next one.

Method 2. Find Deleted History on Google Chrome from My Activity

If you have a Google account, you can recover Chrome history with the help of My Activity. Google History will show you all of your browsing histories stored in your Google Account. Let's see how to recover deleted Chrome history via Google History.

Step 1. Search Google History  > Click "Welcome to My Activity - Google".

Step 2. Sign into your Google account.

Step 3. Then all of your browser/internet history files will be displayed along with the date/time. Browse your history as needed. 

Restore deleted Chrome history from Google Account.

Method 3. Recover Deleted History on Chrome from Backups

When you are browsing pages in Chrome, the histories will be saved automatically on your local computer. If you clean the history in Chrome, the local records will be removed simultaneously. However, as long as you have made a backup of the local history database before you delete the history in Chrome, you can find the backup file and recover Chrome history by importing the records.

The path of local backup of Chrome history:

Google Chrome: C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\

You can back up the local history file to another place on your computer or any storage device. If you lost the backup files due to careless deletion, device formatting, or other reasons, you still have the chance to recover the backup through EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

How to Recover Deleted Chrome History Backup

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, a world-known data recovery program, helps you retrieve lost data and files in simple clicks. You can use it to recover permanently deleted files in Windows 10 with ease.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

  • Recover data from the recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, SD card, flash drive, digital camera, and camcorder.
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  • Restore lost data on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2019 - 2003.

Now, download this tool and follow the next three steps to retrieve deleted Chrome history.

Step 1. Select a location and start scanning.

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition, external hard drive, USB, or memory card where you want to perform erased data recovery, and then click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Select the files you want to recover.

When the scanning has finished, select the deleted files you want to recover. Double-click the file to preview its content if you need to.

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover lost data.

After choosing the data, click "Recover" and choose a location on another drive to save the deleted data.

Recover lost data

Method 4. Restore Deleted History on Chrome from Previous Versions

If you have enabled the File History feature on your Windows 10, you can restore data from previous versions when you lost files. See how to restore deleted history on Chrome from previous versions.

Step 1. Find your local Google Chrome location, go to C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Goolge\Chrome.

Your Google Chrome path can be different. You can type chrome://version/ in the Chrome address bar to see the detailed information of the storage path.

chrome history path

Step 2. Right-click on the User Data folder and select "Restore previous versions".

Step 3. Choose the version that contains the history you want. Click the "Restore" button to recover Chrome browser history.

Recover deleted Chrome history from previous version

How to Recover Deleted History on Google Chrome Android

Can you recover deleted history on Google Chrome Android if you lost the browsing history due to deleting it accidentally? You can recover deleted Chrome history on Android using the following simple steps.

This method works for users who have a Google account and have turned on Google sync, which can sync all the browsing history in Chrome.

Step 1. Open a web page in Google Chrome. Type this link: https://www.google.com/settings/.

Step 2. When you sign into your Google Account, you will see everything Google has recorded from your browsing activity.

Step 3. Scroll down to Chrome Bookmarks. You will find all the browsing history that your android phone has accessed like bookmarks and apps.

Step 4. You can restore the deleted history in the form of bookmarks.

Note: If you do not have a Google account, you can't recover deleted Chrome history in this way. To restore deleted history on Chrome in such a condition, you can apply professional Android data recovery software - EaseUS MobiSaver for Android for help.

To recover data through this method, you must root your phone before starting the process.

Step 1. Connect your Android phone to the computer. Install and run EaseUS MobilSaver for Android.

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Step 2. Scan Android phone to find deleted history on Chrome.

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Step 3. Preview and recover deleted Chrome history from Android phone.

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How to Recover Deleted History on Chrome iPhone

Can you recover deleted history on Google Chrome iPhone? You can try out in the following two ways.

Recover Deleted Chrome History from Website Data

Step 1. Open your iPhone, go to "Settings" > "Safari".

Step 2. Tap Safari, scroll down to the bottom, and tap on the "Advanced" option.

Step 3. Find and tap "Website Data". You will find some of your deleted browser history listed there.

Step 4. You can recover deleted history on Chrome as you need.

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Recover Deleted History on Chrome with iPhone Data Recovery Software

You can try iPhone data recovery software to recover deleted Chrome history from iPhone, iTunes, or iCloud backup.

Step 1. Run EaseUS iPhone Chrome history recovery and connect your iPhone to a computer.

Step 2. Choose Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes, or Recover from iCloud.

Step 3. Scan and recover deleted Google Chrome history on your iPhone.

Recover Deleted History on Google Chrome on iPhone

Conclusion

Most times, you need to re-browse the previous pages in Chrome. To make it easier and quicker, you can access the Chrome history to find the records directly. To prevent unexpected loss of history due to deletion, it's necessary for you to back up the Chrome history and do so regularly. If you don't want to manually back up the Chrome history, you can use schedule backup software for automatic backup. 

Recover Deleted History Chrome FAQs

Here are a few questions related to how to recover deleted history on Chrome. If you also have any of these problems, you can find the methods here.

Can you recover deleted history on Google Chrome?

You can use four ways to find deleted history on Google Chrome:

  • Make use of DNS cache to recover lost Chrome history
  • Restore deleted Chrome history via Google History
  • Recover deleted Chrome history from local backups
  • Restore Chrome history to the Previous Versions

How can I retrieve deleted browsing history?

How to find deleted history on Google Chrome by using cmd:

Step 1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog.

Step 2. Type cmd into the text box and click on the OK button to confirm.

Step 3. Type the command: ipconfig /displaydns and then press Enter on the keyboard.

Step 4. Wait a moment for the command to complete.

How do I restore my Google search history?

Step 1. Click "Start," select "Programs" and choose "Accessories." Next, click "System Tools" and select "System Restore."

Step 2. Click "Restore my computer to an earlier time." Click "Next."

Step 3. Select the date and time you want to restore the history from the calendar that appears on-screen. Click "Next." The system restore will begin. When it is complete, your computer will be restarted.

Step 4. Click "OK" when you see the confirmation message once your computer boots up. Your Internet Explorer Google search history has now been restored.

How do I recover a deleted cache in Chrome?

Open Chrome, type About:cache into the address bar, and press "Enter". A page will appear showing a list of cached files and their addresses. Press the Ctrl +F on your keyboard at the same time to open the find bar to find and recover a deleted cache in Chrome. 

Can you retrieve deleted text history?

It's possible to retrieve deleted text messages on Android or iPhone devices. You can use a reliable iOS or Android data recovery program to help you out. Try EaseUS Android data recovery or iOS data recovery software to do it with ease. See: 

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