In order to erase the Google Chrome browser history you have to clear the history manually. Chrome has no user setting to prevent or automatically delete the browser history.

How to stop Google Chrome from Storing Browser HistoryBut using a trick you can achieve this.

Google chrome stores the history file on your computer. If you limit chrome to modify that file you can stop chrome from recording your browsing session.

Follow the steps to stop Google Chrome from Storing Browser History

First we have to manually clear the browser history.

Step 1: Open Google chrome.

Step 2: Press Ctrl + H.

Step 3: Click “Clear browsing data“.

How to stop Google Chrome from Storing Browser HistoryStep 4: Check “Clear browsing history” box and select “from the beginning of time” from the drop down menu.

How to stop Google Chrome from Storing Browser HistoryStep 5: Click “Clear Browsing Data“.

How to stop Google Chrome from Storing Browser HistoryNow your browser history is erased.

Then we have to restrict chrome from accessing the history file. Before doing this close the chrome browser. Follow these steps to limit chrome.

Go to C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

Note: In order to see the AppData folder, you must enable “show hidden files“.

In the default folder you will find a file named “History“.

Right click the history file and Choose properties.

How to stop Google Chrome from Storing Browser HistoryIn the properties window check the “read-only” box.

How to stop Google Chrome from Storing Browser HistoryThen click Apply and click Ok.

That’s it! Now your chrome browser won’t record any browsing history.

Note: If you want to start recording your browsing history again, simply follow the above procedure an then uncheck the read-only box.

That’s it.

Enjoy 🙂

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