Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Google chrome as a browser. I have made Google chrome as my default browser.

Suppose I have cleared my browsing history in Google chrome and still I want to get all those files that I have visited on the Internet, so is it possible to get all the files after clearing the history clear?

share|improve this question
i have no insight into chrome code, but that would be serious bug, if you could recreate the history after you cleared it... – xubuntix May 14 '12 at 10:16
Serious bug? Chrome ran as root when I started it as a regular user with no sudo rights! – hexafraction Jun 4 '12 at 11:52

You need undelete software to do this but if you touched your browser and it created new files you can probably forget about it. You need to restore the hidden directory chrome from your home directory: /home/$USER/.config/google-chrome/ (if needed make a backup of what is there at the moment)

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.