In Google Chrome, is there a built-in method to make an HTML file I can save to my local machine, like the file for bookmarks?
If not, is there an extension that does the same?
It's even simpler than using an extension: the History page in Chrome is already an HTML page, as are all the other panes and pages in Chrome.
Simply right-click on an empty part of the page, select
Update May 2016
Since Google constantly changes the way internal pages (history, bookmarks, settings etc.) are rendered, the original answer is no longer accurate. I.e. in Chrome 52 (May 2016) the History URLs appear inside an iframe with a paging mechanism.
For posterity's sake, the best method to get all the bookmarks data (url + date) as a CSV file is described in this article.
You should now have a file called
Script as a gist can be found here.
Hopefully this works for you in 2016. Can't promise it will in 2019 though :)
This could take a really long time if you are on Windows and do not have SSD.
I just created a Chrome extension that exports your Chrome history in csv and json called Export History.
You can open the json file in Chrome and view it like a webpage if you install the JSONView extension, and can open the csv file in Excel or Numbers.
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