Why Did My Chrome Search History Disappear & How to Make it Show??

Google Chrome records the user's browsing history like any other modern web browser. Utilizing the browsing history allows users to return to websites they may have previously viewed but still need to remember the names of. 

However, the surfing history for Chrome on some of our users' computers has vanished. Others have even claimed that all of the information in the Chrome history is displayed as it should be.

Why Doesn't My Browsing History Display?

If you're wondering why your Chrome history vanished, examine the settings for the browser to see for how long it ought to maintain your history.

You will only discover information over 90 days in Chrome's history because it only keeps track of websites for that short a time. Use the History Trends Unlimited extension to preserve your histories locally and prevent internet sharing if you wish to extend its retained duration. But if it vanished entirely, you erased Chrome's App data folder or cleaned the browser's cache.

How do I Restore my Google Chrome History?

Step 1: Review your Google Activity history.

Step 2: Visit the My Activity page on Google.

Step 3: Log in to the Google account that is connected to your Chrome browser.

Step 4: On the My Google Activity page, after logging in, you may access the entirety of your previous browsing history.

Step 5: You may look through the days and months, see the websites you've visited recently and more.

Step 6: However, from now on, you won't be able to restore the history to Google Chrome directly. You can delete any browsing histories by selecting Delete from the Options menu (the three dots).

Step 7: Restore the Chrome folder's earlier iteration.

Step 8: Ensure that Google Chrome is shut down. File Explorer should be opened.

Step 9: Go to the next destination through navigation.

Step 10: Right-click the User data folder under Chrome and choose Restore Previous Version. The User Data Properties window will be displayed.

Step 11: Choose the Restore option after selecting the User Data folder you want to recover.

Step 12: You need to be able to retrieve your Chrome browsing history and other data by hitting Ctrl + H while the Chrome browser is open.

Step 13: Chrome History may be viewed via DNS Cache.

Step 14: When you type cmd into the Windows Search tab and choose Run as Administrator from the results list, Command Prompt will appear with full access.

Enter the following command into the command prompt:

  • ipconfig/displaydns
  • This command will display all DNS records.

The drawback is that, unlike in the past, it can only display the domain and not specific web pages. Additionally, you may only view the browsing history from here; it cannot be restored.

When Browsing History is Removed, Can it be Recovered?

As you can see from the example above, if you remove your Chrome Search History Disappear, you can easily retrieve it.

You can still do that even if the folder was sent to the Recycle Bin. It's far more difficult to undo a permanent deletion made with the Shift + Del keys.


The data can still be recovered, but you will require specialized software. This is so the system may use the space on your drive for other data, even when permanently erasing a file from your PC.

The data can be recovered if the drive's available space wasn't used to store any other data. You can use these methods to recover your Google Chrome browsing history.

  • Mick Jone
  • Category: How-to
  • Last Update: 4 months ago