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If you downloaded your browser and you don’t know where to look for it, in this tutorial we will teach you how to view the history of files downloaded from Google Chrome, that is, the download history, both on your mobile and on your computer. Before starting, make sure to update Google Chrome to the latest version available so that all the steps match and you don’t get lost in the process.

How to view the History of Downloaded Files from Google Chrome – Download History

How to see the history of downloaded files from Google Chrome?

On a computer or laptop

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click on the three dots icon in the upper right corner. That is the menu.
  3. A window with several options will be displayed. Select “Downloads .
  4. Another page will appear with all the downloads you have made. These downloads include documents, photos, videos, music, movies, programs, etc. The downloads will be sorted by date from the most recent to the oldest.
  5. If you want to open a particular download you must click on the option «Show in folder».

You can also use the keyboard shortcut, pressing the Ctrl + J keys at the same time. Another window will immediately appear with all the downloads you have made. Something that can help you better organize your information is to change the location of the default download folder in Google Chrome. That way, you always know where the files you download are located.

On Android and iOS

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Press the icon with three vertical dots (Menu option) that you find in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Press «Downloads» .
  4. Another window will appear with all the downloads you have made on your mobile.

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It’s that simple to search the history of downloaded files in Google Chrome. Now, do you want to delete the download history and you don’t know how? Here’s how to do it.

How to clear the history of downloaded files from Google Chrome?

Before starting, it is important to clarify that if you delete the download history, the files that you have downloaded will not be deleted . These will remain on your device. You can rest easy, as it is similar to when you delete your browser’s search history. The pages do not disappear, but the trace that you have left there does.

On PC or laptop

Method 1: This option allows you to delete downloads individually, without the need to delete all history.

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click on the three dots icon.
  3. Select the “Downloads” option.
  4. Locate the file you want to delete and click on the X that appears on the right side of the file. You must do this with each of the articles that you want to delete from the Google Chrome download history.
  5. The history will be erased immediately.

Method 2: This option is faster and allows you to delete your entire download history with one click.

  1. You must follow the previous steps from 1 to 4.
  2. When the window with the list of all the downloads you have made appears, go to the “More options” option that you will find in the upper right corner of the Downloads banner; it will have the three vertical dots icon.
  3. Click on the icon of the three buttons to display a small menu.
  4. Choose the “Delete all” option.
  5. Then open all your download history deleted.

On Android and iOS

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Tap on the menu icon (three vertical dots).
  3. When the menu is displayed select “Downloads” .
  4. Another window will appear with all the downloads you have made.
  5. On the right side of each download the icon with three vertical dots appears; click there .
  6. A series of options will be displayed and you must choose «Delete» .
  7. Immediately that download will be removed.

If you want to delete all the download history of Google Chrome you must delete the downloads one by one; following steps 5 and 6 in each file. Logo de Google Chrome con fondo blanco y letras azules Google Chrome is the most used browser in the world. So it comes as no surprise that it is very easy to manipulate, and this tutorial proves it. In addition to viewing the history of downloaded files in Google Chrome and clearing the download history, you can spend some time learning all the tricks of this browser so that you get the most out of it. One of the most interesting is to activate the dark mode on the web pages.

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