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General Chrome Download History - how to delete?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kojikabuto, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. kojikabuto

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    Has anyone noticed that (as best I can tell) there's no way to delete your download history with Jelly Bean?

    Let's say I download a bunch of stuff with Chrome onto my Nexus 7. I want to delete the history so I go to Settings --> Privacy --> Clear Browser Data. There is no option to delete your download history among the checkboxes. Even if I select every checkbox there, your download history remains.

    To prove it - go to (in Jelly Bean now, not Chrome) Settings --> Storage --> (let it run the analysis) and then click on "Downloads."

    You'll see a list of everything you've downloaded - whether it succeeded or failed - since you got the device.

    Where is the Nexus 7 storing this data? I'd like to get rid of it.

    Aside from the usual jokes about porn downloading which may follow, I think this is an important privacy vulnerability issue for certain fields of work (law, for one).

    Thanks for any help!!
     

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    You can select them all in your settings and delete them ;)
     
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    There are a multitude of "system cleaner" apps that will take care of cache, histories etc. etc. Check in the market, most if not all are free. Some "system utilities" apps have this but do much more.
     
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    I'm not finding any settings to delete download history... just browsing history (which doesn't include downloads.) Could you tell me where they are located in Jelly Bean or Chrome?

    I will check out some of these apps.

    Thanks for the replies!
     
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    You could try Settings > Apps > All and find chrome in the list then say clear cache. That might do it (of course I don't know if chrome stores the history in the cache, but it seems likely).
     
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    Settings--> storage--> downloads just like you said ;)
     
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    OK... figured it out. have to go to settings --> apps --> all -- download manager and clear *that* cache. Thanks all for the replies.
     
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    Yeah, that's what I was gonna say ...;-)
     
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    Now don't you feel bad you had to get so many people involved to cover up your dirty little secret? :D
     

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