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I use chrome at both work, home computers, phones etc... and didn't realize the history was being stored locally on the work computer. I've turned off the sync settings so it will no longer be syncing at work, but I'd like to make sure there are no local files containing my browser and search history on this machine, while keeping the browser and search history on all my other devices.

Is there a way to specifically delete browser and search history from one device?

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    Yes, just go to chrome history (Ctrl +H), then click on clear browsing data, and choose "the beginning of time" then tick all options and click on Clear browsing data. this will delete all browsing data history on the device that you're applying it to. Other devices won't be affected from this since you've already disabled the sync option and it won't sync anything on this device. – iSR5 May 22 '16 at 17:54
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  1. Go to Google Chrome settings (chrome://settings/)
  2. Click "Disconnect your Google Account..."
  3. Enable the option "Also clear your history, bookmarks, settings, and other Chrome data stored on this device"
  4. Re-connect your Google account as you did originally, but this time select only the types of personal data that you would like to have stored on your work computer.
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Delete your browsing history

You can delete all or some of your Chrome browsing history. If you're signed in to Chrome on multiple computers or devices, deleting your browsing history will take effect on all other devices.


See your full web history

Your History page shows the websites you've visited on Chrome in the last 90 days. It doesn’t store pages from secure websites, those you've visited in incognito mode, or those you've already deleted from your browsing history.

Here's how to see your full browsing history:

Computer

  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu.
  2. Select History.

Mobile device

  1. Open the Chrome menu.
  2. Touch History.


Clear all of your history

Here's how to delete your entire browsing history:

Computer

  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu.
  2. Select History.
  3. Click the button Clear browsing data. A dialog will appear.
  4. From the drop-down menu, select how much history you want to delete. To clear your entire browsing history, select the beginning of time.
  5. Check the boxes for the data you want Chrome to clear, including “browsing history."
  6. Click the button Clear browsing data.

Android device

  1. Open the Chrome menu. It could be an icon or a button.
  2. Touch History.
  3. At the bottom, touch Clear Browsing Data.
  4. Check the box Clear browsing history. It may be checked by default.
  5. Uncheck any other boxes you don't want to delete.
  6. Touch Clear.

iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Chrome menu.
  2. Touch History.
  3. At the bottom, touch Clear Browsing Data.
  4. Touch Clear Browsing History.
  5. Confirm your choice.
  6. Touch Done.


Delete specific items from your history

You can manually delete parts of your history. To search for something specific, use the search bar at the top.

Here's how to delete certain parts of your browsing history:

Computer

  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu.
  2. Select History.
  3. Check the box next to each webpage that you want to remove from your History.
  4. At the top of the page, click the button Remove selected items.
  5. A confirmation box will appear. Click Remove.

Remove specific thumbnails from New Tab page

To see your most frequently visited sites, open a New Tab page. To remove a thumbnail, hover over it and click the X in the top-right corner.

Mobile device

  1. Open the Chrome menu.
  2. Touch History.
  3. Touch the X next to the specific entry you want deleted.

Remove specific thumbnails from the New Tab page

To see your most frequently visited sites, open a New Tab page. To remove a thumbnail, touch and hold it. Then select Remove.


Browse privately

If you don’t want Chrome to save your browsing history at all, you can switch to incognito mode.


Source: Delete your browsing history

  • While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Links can become invalid thus making your answer no longer helpful. – CharlieRB Nov 19 '14 at 18:50
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    @CharlieRB While, in general, I think you're right, I don't think Google will remove that information about its flagship software, unless they move it, in which case they would redirect the link, Charlie. In any case, I've followed your advice. – Ryakna Nov 19 '14 at 20:13
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    since you had turn off syncing with other account for google chrome before deleting the history of searched website,it wont affect already synced history to all other devices.so you can go ahead by deleting history you can you use clear browsing data. – vembutech Nov 27 '14 at 6:46

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