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That's it. "How do I search my browser history in Microsoft Edge?"

I have searched Microsoft support and community pages but I still don't know.

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  • I wonder if somewhat "standard" Ctrl+H and Ctrl+Alt+Del shortcuts do not work for Edge :)
    – user373230
    Nov 7 '16 at 13:04
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This is not a high speed answer, but was the only one available in 2017. The steps to search edge history are as follows:

  1. Please follow the link to https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/apps_windows_10-msedge/how-can-i-search-my-browsing-history-in-ms-edge/6ee108b7-d77f-4476-971e-a969231f0d3e , sign in with your MS id, and click the 'Me too' button under the question.
  2. Open Windows 10 Feedback hub (press windows button; type feedback hub); and type "edge search history" into the search box. Click on the small word 'Upvote' on the first 5 or 10 issues you find which state the problem concisely and politely.

  3. Wait about 3-36 months. You may find this step irritating.

You should then find that steps 4-5 work:

  1. Browse to https://www.bing.com/search?q=ms+edge+new+features+search+history+-site%3Asuperuser.com
  2. Follow the instructions in the first link.

You can get some relief during step 3. by:

  1. Install FireFox
  2. Open "Show All Bookmarks" -> Import and Backup -> Import Data from another Browser -> MS Edge
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    12 months later. No dice. Also, step 4 sends me back to this page so I'm stuck in a loop. Mar 28 '18 at 15:45
  • :-( I fixed the infinite recursion in the step 4 link though. Oct 25 '18 at 17:38
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    seriously this UPDATED super browser doesn't have a search for history, a stupid simple thing to program, and expects the user to browse through mountains of history to find what might be a single thing!!!!!!! And it's now 2020 and I still don't find any search, did i miss and update? May 19 '20 at 18:25
  • it's a joke, I didn't want to install any additional browser not to pollute my machine with additional software, but come on... Even IE11 allowed you to search history
    – Antoni4
    May 30 '20 at 16:26
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If you open Explorer 11 at the same time as MS Edge is open, then you will find your browsing history and also the "Search" function that you used to see.

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Revisiting my question with an update. I have not found an answer and I guess it isn't possible.

However, you can view your history and clear your browsing history.
See these Microsoft Support pages

Quoting:
To view your browsing history, select Hub > History.

From that page you can:

  1. Select Clear all history. Choose the types of data or files you want to remove from your PC
  2. then select Clear.

Edited: As I thought I had an answer, but this doesn't really answer my original question.

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    This is a serious question. Your original question asked how to search the history, this answer, explains how to clear it. Are you saying you can search within Hub->History?
    – Ramhound
    Aug 16 '16 at 11:16
  • It looks like I misunderstood my original question today when I revisited it. It looks like I can display and clear my history but not search through it.
    – Dizzley
    Aug 16 '16 at 14:08
  • You should modify your answer so it answers your question.
    – Ramhound
    Aug 16 '16 at 15:39
  • If I had a useful answer, I would update it. The best I can say is that I have not found an answer - it is worth knowing this. I will remove distracting info in my answer.
    – Dizzley
    Aug 19 '16 at 15:20

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