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Viewing deleted history on Chrome


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Windows 7 OS.

 

Can it be done?  I recently had issues with a browser hijacker and after removing the hijacker I deleted the history.  However I would now like to check it.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Hi Me_69-9 :)

 

As far as I know, there's no way to recover elements you deleted from your web browser. What you could try to do is that, if you're not connected yet to your Google account on Chrome, you could try to connect to it in a hope that it's going to sync your history to that Chrome installation. Other than that, the article below explains that be analysing the .dat file of Chrome, you could recover the history:

 

http://setuix.com/re...me-web-history/

 

However, they recommend a program from a website/company I don't know of so I wouldn't recommend using it. It might be true that you could recover data from a .dat file using a special software, but it might just be a way to make you download and use a program no one knows of as well. Keep in mind that what is deleted can rarely be restored, except in some special occasions when certain conditions are met.

 

Good luck.

 

Edit: May I ask you how you removed the browser hijacker?


Edited by Aura, 19 January 2015 - 02:42 PM.

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http://setuix.com/re...me-web-history/

 

Edit: May I ask you how you removed the browser hijacker?

I got help right here in the Malware section.  It was Vosteran.  I used MalwareBytes and the AdwCleaner.

 

Systenance doesn't work with Windows 7 unfortunately.

 

http://systenance.com/indexdat.php


Edited by Me_69-9, 20 January 2015 - 04:54 AM.

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If the quarantine folders of Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner weren't cleaned, there's a small chance that the Chrome history file might be located there. For AdwCleaner, it should be in []C:\AdwCleaner[/b], while for Malwarebytes it's in C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\Quarantine.
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I heard something about dat file analysers but I'm trying to find one that won't download more malware with it and go full-circle..


Edited by Me_69-9, 20 January 2015 - 09:46 AM.

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Did you try to log back into your Google account on Chrome and see if your history was being sync'd back?
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I'm logged into Google, how do I do that?


Edited by Me_69-9, 21 January 2015 - 02:40 PM.

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Your data should be sync'd automatically starting the second you log in your Chrome account. Give it a few minutes and see if your history appears.
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I'm logged into my Google account, is that the same thing?


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Yes, I'm the one who got confused in my words. You need to login on Chrome using your Google account, my bad.
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Do I do that here?

 

https://www.google.c...rome/index.html


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Here's how to log into Chrome with your Google account, as well as what you'll get from doing so:

https://support.goog...er/185277?hl=en
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I completed step one and I get to the 'Google+' screen showing all my recently watched YouTube videos, however I do not see the link mentioned in step two.

 

 

To sign in to Chrome on your computer, follow these steps:

  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the button with your name or email address.
  2. Click Sign in to Chrome.
  3. Sign in with your Google Account.
  4. You'll see a welcome note with your name. Click Settings to customize your sync settings. This lets you choose what information will be shared across other devices where you're signed into Chrome.

 


Edited by Me_69-9, 22 January 2015 - 12:24 PM.

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When you go in Settings under Google Chrome, do you see your account logged in at the top, or does it asks you to login?
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Okay I figured how to log into Chrome.  Still no luck on deleted history though.


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