How to Restore a Deleted Browsing History

By Lucosi Fuller

Sometimes you delete your browsing history and end up needing to find one of the entries you got rid of afterward. You know what the webpage had on it, but you can't seem to find it again, no matter how hard you try. When this happens, you may feel like you'd pay somebody a hundred dollars to get that website back on your screen. There's no need to shell out cash to anybody. Just do a System Restore in Windows or use the Time Machine on a Mac and you can get your browsing history back.

Windows Internet Explorer

Step 1

Click on the "Start" icon.

Step 2

Click on "All Programs," "Accessories," and then "System Tools."

Step 3

Click on "System Restore."

Step 4

Choose the date to which you'd like your computer restored and then start the restoration.

Step 5

Restart Windows after the restoration and open your Web browser. Check the browsing history and it should contain the past entries.

Safari

Step 1

Open the "Finder" utility.

Step 2

Click on "Places" and choose your user account.

Step 3

Open the "Library" and "Safari" folders.

Step 4

Open the "Time Machine" utility.

Step 5

Choose the date to which you'd like your browsing history restored.

Step 6

Click on the "History.plist" file and then click on "Restore." Click on "Replace" when you're prompted to do so.

Step 7

Open Safari and check the browsing history. The history should contain entries from the date you chose as the restoration point.