How can I retrieve web search history on Google Chrome? My history data gets cleaned after 10 weeks. Is it possible to view the files? If so, how do I access them?


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This page explains the specific steps based on device. In general, go to the Web & App Activity page (accessed securely via your account) to view your history. From there, you can view your web search history.

There's also "History" via the drop-down menu to view browser history, but it shows more than just search history.

  • The first part of your answer seems to be talking about Google search history.  The second part may be able to give you some information about your web searching history in the current profile of the current browser.  While these have some overlap, they are not the same thing.  I don't know for sure which one the OP is interested in, but note that he says "web searching history on Google Chrome".  I would guess that he already knows about browser history.  In any case, what is your solution to the problem of being unable to look back more than ten weeks? Aug 4, 2015 at 20:58
  • @G-Man: I don't know if there is a way to view search history for any other search engine. This question addresses the 10-week problem, suggesting that history past that cannot be viewed through standard means.
    – Jamal
    Aug 4, 2015 at 21:06

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