How to Transfer My History From Chrome to a New Computer

By Mark Mach

You may want to transfer some information when migrating to a new computer. Internet browsing history is one of them. As of May 2011, Google Chrome has no option to export the current history. Instead, you can navigate to the folder where Chrome stores its history and copy it to the same location on another computer.

Step 1

Open "Computer" from the "Start" orb on Windows Vista and 7 or "My Computer" from the "Start" menu on Windows XP on the old computer.

Step 2

Navigate to "C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default" in Windows Vista and 7 or "C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default" in Windows XP. Copy the "History" file to a flash drive.

Step 3

Open "Computer" from the "Start" orb on Windows Vista and 7 or "My Computer" from the "Start" menu on Windows XP on the new computer.

Step 4

Navigate to "C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default" in Windows Vista and 7 or "C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default" on Windows XP. Copy the "History" file from the flash drive into the "Default" folder.

Step 5

Open Chrome on the new computer and press "Ctrl" + "h" to view the history.