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Google Chrome - Clear your download history

On your downloads page, you can see all the files you downloaded using Chrome.

See a list of files you've downloaded

  1. On our computer, open Chrome.

  2. At the top right, click More More icon and then iconDownload.

  3. To open a file, click its name. It will open in your computer's default application for the file type.
Or, use a keyboard shortcut to see your download history
  • Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS: Press Ctrl + j
  • Mac: Press ⌘ + Shift + j 

Delete a file from your download history

You can delete all or some of your download history. The files won't be removed from your computer. Deleting just cleans up your Downloads page on Chrome. 
  1. On your computer, click Chrome. 

  2. At the top right, click More More icon and then iconDownload.

  3. For each download that you want to remove from your history, at the top right, click Remove Remove icon.

Delete all files from your download history
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.

  2. At the top right, click More  More icon.

  3. Click History > History.

  4. On the left, click Clear browsing data. A box will appear.

  5. From the drop-down menu, select how much history you want to delete. To clear everything, select the beginning of time

  6. Check the box next to "Download history".

  7. Click Clear browsing data.

For more information, please visit the Google Support website. 

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:google chrome clear download history windows mac   Doc ID:72855
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-04-25 08:19 MDTUpdated:2017-11-21 14:58 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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