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Is there any way to search in your Google Chrome history for a pdf file? I know you can accomplish this in the regular Google search box with filetype:pdf. But this does not work in the history search box.

This is the search box I am talking about:

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In case it matters, I am using Google Chrome 24.

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No it is not possible to search Chrome History by file type, but it might be possible to search by file type in Google Web History with filetype:pdf .When i try it out in my Google Web History i get just pdf files.

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