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Google Chrome's New Tab Page is not populating the most frequented visted sites grid with anything:

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It's been sitting like that1 for months. My work machine populates them fine.

Edit: Google Chrome Version

Edit 2: (Possibly related) Chrome is not storing any history

1 I even tried clicking Restore all removed thumbnails
2 Updated to just now. Previous build was 78.

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What version are you using? – Kez Feb 27 '10 at 13:39
@Kez: – Ian Boyd Feb 27 '10 at 18:39
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Chrome not storing history is the problem, the most visited websites are based on how often they come up in your history. If you are intentionally blocking chrome from storing your history then try turning your history on and visiting the sites you want on the new tab page then turning it off again(I do not know how to turn it on or off on command). If its unintentional then it seems like that would be your main problem.

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Then we just have to figure out how to get Chrome to store history. – Ian Boyd Mar 2 '10 at 1:41
i cleared my browsing history, and reset Chrome options to defaults, and now it's storing history - and tabs. You win. – Ian Boyd Mar 2 '10 at 1:45
Glad I could be of help. The "You win" is a nice touch too :) – MESLewis Mar 2 '10 at 14:52
  • Go to Settings, in Google Chrome.
  • Then, click on Show advanced settings.
  • At the very end, you will see Reset browsing settings.

Click on that: it will change to the default settings, but hey, it will also clear your browsing history and disable extensions. For extensions, you can enable it again if you have installed them like ad block plus or any other.

Hope that answers your question.

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