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Chrome bug that prevents the browsing history from clearing
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Recent versions of the Google Chrome browser have a bug that prevents some users from deleting the browsing history of the browser.

All browsers come with built-in options to clear the browsing history. The term refers to certain types of data that is generated by the browser or downloaded from the Internet. Data such as the browser cache, cookies, or downloaded files fall into the category.

Chrome users may load chrome://settings/clearBrowserData, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Shift-Del, or select Menu > More Tools > Clear browsing data to access the menu.

Chrome displays basic options at first but you may want to switch to advanced to gain more control over the functionality.

Google started to notice a spike in issues related to the clearing of browsing data in Chrome with the release of Chrome 72 in January 2019.

Users reported that the clearing would run forever with no apparent option to stop or exit the process.

Quote:We're seeing a spike in feedback related to browser history not clearing. Specifically, the behavior is that once the deletion process is started, it runs forever with no completion or ability to stop / exit. We haven't tried to reproduce yet, but we're seeing a large enough spike that we wanted to file. Reports are currently only from Windows and OSX.

Newer versions of Google Chrome are affected as well, and it appears that the situation got worse with the Chrome 74 release. A Google engineer confirmed that Chrome 74 was affected by the issue on April 29, 2019 and that the majority of report
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