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16 Dec 2011   #1

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Chrome browsing history?

Hi,
Does anyone know a good extension for Chrome that allows me to clear all my browsing data (cache, history, lso ...)?
Thanks.

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16 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Can you not just go to Tools > Options > Under The Hood > Clear browsing data.

If you want a program to do it for you, you could give TFC a try. It will clear out all of your temp files, you don't have to install it, but it does require you to restart the computer when it finishes.

Temp File Cleaner - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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16 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Also I assume you know about the 'New incognito window' in settings.

If you click it then it will open up a window where any surfing you do will be in total privacy and it will not store any browsing history etc.

Paul.
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16 Dec 2011   #4

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Can you not just go to Tools > Options > Under The Hood > Clear browsing data.

If you want a program to do it for you, you could give TFC a try...
Clear browsing data in Chrome does not clear all browsing data (flash lso, appcache, web storage)...
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16 Dec 2011   #5

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Also I assume you know about the 'New incognito window' in settings.
Yes, sure
but on Chrome's help:
Browsing in incognito mode only keeps Google Chrome from storing information about the websites you've visited. The websites you visit may still have records of your visit. Any files saved to your computer will still remain on your computer...

full article: Using the Incognito mode (browse in private) - Google Chrome Help
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16 Dec 2011   #6

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Can you not just go to Tools > Options > Under The Hood > Clear browsing data.

If you want a program to do it for you, you could give TFC a try. It will clear out all of your temp files, you don't have to install it, but it does require you to restart the computer when it finishes.

Temp File Cleaner - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
Thanks.
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16 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
Browsing in incognito mode only keeps Google Chrome from storing information about the websites you've visited. The websites you visit may still have records of your visit. Any files saved to your computer will still remain on your computer...
Basically what that means is, no data will be saved to your computer about where you visit. But, lets say you logon to a site you frequent often, and lets say that site has a last visited thing at the top, like Seven Forums does. When you visit that site again, it will show the time you visited it while in incognito mode as the last time you visited. Or lets say you login to youtube and watch a bunch of videos. The videos you watched will be considered when they recommend videos to you. There's nothing chrome can do about sites you log into storing information, clearing browsing data on your computer won't do anything about it either. Also, if you download a file and save to your computer, chrome will not erase the file, since you choose to save it.

For deleting everything from Chrome, if Clear Browsing Data really does not clear out everything, the only other thing I can recommend is Ccleaner.

CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
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16 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Another one to look at and it is free is..
Glary Utilities | Glarysoft

The free utilities and free undelete software.
I have used them for 3-4 years now. IMHO
Dennis
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16 Dec 2011   #9

Win7
 
 

Quote:
For deleting everything from Chrome, if Clear Browsing Data really does not clear out everything, the only other thing I can recommend is Ccleaner.
Ah, are you sure??

Simple test:
go to HTML5 Demos and Examples,

try "offline application", "Web SQL Database Storage", "Storage" ...

then close your Chrome, go to your Chrome profile

C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

here you can see Application cache folder, databases... then run your cleaner

...and what you see? APP cache, databases is not deleted... ... or you think it's good?

What's it mean, that some websites or web apps can save files to your computer...

@The Howling Wolves
Sorry, but I think the results will be similar

Any thoughts?
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16 Dec 2011   #10

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

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