How to Recover Deleted Browsing History in 5 Different Ways

Solutions of Browser History Recovery

Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Ian McEwan

Many of us surf the internet on daily basis. We browse a variety of websites to learn or gain some specific information. Sometimes it happens that you visit a random domain through search engines. And you want to visit that domain again because you liked the content on it. But unfortunately, you forgot to bookmark the domain and lost the website. Now, when you go about searching for that website on your browser’s history. You may notice that browsing history does not exist. Or maybe you have deleted it by mistake.

At times it can be quite frustrating to lose the browsing history. You may feel regretful and helpless for losing the valuable data that you badly wanted. But don’t panic! It is still possible to recover the lost browsing history.


Check before Retrieving Deleted Browsing History

Remember the rule of thumb, nothing is ever deleted from a computer unless a deep cleansing is performed or the system is rebooted. Even the oldest of files and data remain somewhere on your computer. May be in on your hard drive or some obscure files in your operating system.

Below are few links depending on your browser to find out whether the history is deleted or not

For Google Chrome users:

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\local storage

For Mozilla Firefox users:


For Internet Explorer users:



5 Ways to Recover Deleted Browsing History

If you can’t find it with the above method, then you follow these 5 easy ways that will point you in the right direction in recovering lost browsing history on your Computer and Mobile.

Note: These methods apply to recover the data from most browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer browsers, etc.


1. Recover Google Chrome Browsing History from Google Account on PC/Android/iPhone & iPad

For a Google user, it’s quite easy to get their deleted browser history back.

As long as you have your Google account logged in while browsing, Google Activity Control will keep track of your Chrome history automatically by default.

You can check those records saved by Google Activity on your PC/Android/iPhone & iPad by visiting

All your Google Searches, Chrome history and other activities, like apps, and devices that use Google services, can be view on the timeline.

If nothing is shown on the “My Google Activity” page, that means the “Activity controls” is disabled.

You can turn to the Activity controls page and toggle the Web & App Activity to on. And check those boxes above MANAGE ACTIVITY.


2. Using Data Recovery Program to Recover Deleted Browsing History

If you want a simple way to recover lost deleted browsing history effortlessly, consider using a data recovery software tool.

There are tons of such software available online. And according to my experience, companies like Wondershare, Tenorshare, EaseUS, Stellar and Aiseesoft. All of these are among the best data recovery software enterprises all around the world.

No matter you are going to recover the deleted history from Chrome, Safari, Opera, Firefox, IE, or other browsers, and no matter the browser history recovery qis performed on PC, iOS devices or Android handsets. These tech leaders in data recovery software development can offer you the most simple and efficient way to get back what you want.

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Usually, these data recovery software have a user-friendly interface that guides you in a few easy steps.

Download and launch the program on PC > Choose and scan the location that used to store the deleted data > Preview and Click recover

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3. Using DNS Cache to Search and Recover the Lost History

DNS – Domain name system, is the fastest yet easiest method to recover your lost history. So, to make sure you are connected to the internet. Do not shut down or restart your computer to perform this task. Doing so might lead you to a permanent loss of history you are trying to recover.

  1. Enter the CMD mode, simply through the windows search bar or by pressing Windows + R then type CMD and click Ok
  2. Once you enter the CMD – Command Prompt, type ipconfig/displaydns and then hit Enter
  3. Wait a moment for the command to complete action

Now you will be able to view all recently visited websites that were deleted. You can also retrieve the lost domain that you have been looking for.


4. Recovering Deleted Internet Browsing History through System Restore

This is another easy method to recover the deleted history. Through System Restore you will be able to recover the history anytime. Please follow the below steps to get the System Restore running:

  1. Go to the start menu (windows search bar) and type system restore and hit enter
  2. Or choose a create a restore point and select the date you would like to restore your computer to
  3. Click the Finish button in the end and wait for the system to complete operation

Once the operation is complete the computer will reboot itself. After the computer restarts, you can check the browser history to confirm. By now the internet history should be recovered.


5. Retrieving Deleted Browser History through Cookies

Cookies are a group of small text files stored on your computer, usually in the internet browser. They store your user information and the records on your domain visits. This is to remember your account and browsing history to make it fast for you when you revisit a website. But in this article, this information can help us in retrieving the deleted browser history by following these simple steps

  1. Open your browser
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Then scroll down until you find the Advanced button at the end
  4. Click on Cookies under the private and security tab

This operation will help you find the information you need.

Hope this post helps you.