If you have deleted the history in Google and want to recover it then learn here how to recover the deleted history in Google Chrome.
Google Chrome is used by a big part of the net population. One of the main reasons for its popularity is that it loads pages at a much higher speed than the other browsers. Another reason is that you can get to your deleted history. Here are some ways to get back the deleted history in Google Chrome.
One of the best ways to recover your web history is the System Restore Option. All operating systems have the system restore option. This is a great option for you if you lost the history because of a sudden malfunction or you destroyed it accidentally. But be warned when you use the system restore option you will lose the current data in your system. As that is what system restore means; the system will be restored to a previous state. So, if you are using this option then best to take a backup of all your current data unless you don’t mind losing it. To get back the deleted history in Google Chrome this is how you restore the system.
- Click on Start Menu and type System Restore on the Search option. The search results will appear. Click on the System Restore icon.
- Another pop up window will appear with the Recommended Restore and Choose a different Restore point options. Select the one which is suitable for you.
- If you select Choose a different restore point then you will be given a list with different restore times and you can select from them.
System Restore option can also be used when you have lost some URLs and you want to see them.
Another way to get back deleted history in Google Chrome is using Data Recovery Tools. The history of the Google Chrome browser is saved on your computer. This method uses this very fact to recover what you want. In Windows 7 and Vista it is stored in the following directory.
C:UsersUser NameAppDataLocalGoogleChromeUser DataDefault
and on Windows XP it is stored in
C:Documents and SettingsUser NameLocal SettingsApplication DataGoogleChrome
So, when your web history gets deleted, it is the cache files or history files found in these directories that get deleted. The advantage of this method is that you don’t lose any data in this method but it is a time taking and slow process. There are tools available for different OS as well different type of data. For a Windows user some of the free tools are – Recuva, Puran File Rrecovery, Free Undelete and many more. For example if you are using Recuva this is how to proceed.
- Download and install the software. Run it and you will be prompted to select a drive to be scanned. Select the drive where your OS is situated, usually its C. Assuming it to be C key in the above address on the search bar.
- Next start the scan by clicking on the button.
- Once scan is over you will get a list of your history and cache. Select the files to be restores by checking or unchecking on the box. By default everything is checked.
Another tool that can be used to is the Systenance Index.dat file analyzer which works similarly except that here the Index.dat file is analyzed. Like above, you will get a list of index.dat files which show all the links that you have visited. Select the correct Index.dat file, sometimes more than one file, and restore it. Name the files before restoring.
If you are using Google Chrome Backup then you use it to recover deleted history. It is a free tool that creates backup for Chrome profiles. It saves history, passwords etc. If you want to recover deleted data from storage devices like a memory card, external hard disks, or a USB flash drive then you can also check out fat data recovery software.