I've got a URL in Chrome "local.mysite.com" that autopopulates when I start typing "local.my" into the URL bar.

Note that this URL DOES NOT EXIST in my browser history (at chrome://history/#e=1&p=0) because it isn't a real site and therefore couldn't ever be successfully visited and therefore never shows up in my history.

The URL I want is "local.mysite.com/subdir/". That URL is 3 down in the suggested results because I keep accidentally hitting "enter" when it auto-suggests the unwanted first URL thus reinforcing its assumption that that is the one I want.

How do I get rid of the "local.mysite.com" entry in Chrome's memory?

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Follow the steps below to remove individual items from the address bar's remembered URLs:

  1. Type local.mysite.com
  2. Use the keys to move focus to the item you wish to delete
  3. Press the relevant keys depending on which OS you are using:

Windows and Linux:

  • Press Shift + Del

macOS:

  • Press Shift + Del (when the keyboard has a dedicated Del key)
  • Press Fn + Shift + Backspace (otherwise)

info Note: this will only work for items that have the paper icon (Paper icon) next to them.

In older versions of Chrome this is a globe icon (Globe icon) instead.

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    Note: In newer versions the icon got replaced by a "paper" icon. – Kimmax Oct 21 '15 at 20:44
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    If the there is a 'star' icon, type 'chrome://bookmarks' then search and delete – 张 源 Oct 25 '15 at 12:09
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    THANK YOU! Saw a couple of tutorials saying "delete this file" or "do this on the history page (only works in version X)", but it was finally a superuser answer from 2011 that solved it. – ravemir Sep 22 '16 at 11:12
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    Thanks a lot for pointing out Shift+Fn+Delete on MacBook – Afriza N. Arief Mar 1 '17 at 6:01
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    I'm on Windows, the page has a "paper" icon by it, and Shift-Delete does nothing. – TigerhawkT3 May 15 at 4:03

Another option is to browse the history tab of Chrome (chrome://history) and click the menu next to the URL you want to delete.

Below is a screenshot - sorry it is in German, but you should get the idea. In the German menu it is the second option (Aus Verlauf entfernen).

Screenshot

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    What if you want to delete all "MacRumors" entries? – OmarOthman Dec 25 '14 at 20:38
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    @OmarOthman Newer version now have a checkbox next to each entry. The steps would be 1) search the history for the items you want to delete. 2) Click the check box of the first item you'd like to remove. 3) Then check the last item you'd like to remove while holding down the SHIFT key. 4) Use the (also new) button at the top of the list to delete all of the select items. – krowe Jul 23 '15 at 22:29
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    Deleting it from the history will not always mean it's deleted from the autocomplete auf the omnibar. – CodeBrauer Jul 27 '16 at 16:15

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