Ever want to clear certain items from your Chrome autocomplete list? You’re at the right place, following this guide will help you do just that.
Download and install SQLlite Browser
Important: Before you make any changes you should backup the files in order to avoid accidentally corrupting or losing data.
Make sure that your Chrome browser is close continuing any further. Perhaps open this page on a Firefox browser while to be able to continue to follow these instructions.
On MacOSX open this file with the SQL Lite DB Browser
~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Web Data
On Windows open this file with the SQL Lite DB Browser
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data
Go to the Browse Data tab.
Choose the table autofill to view the records. You can remove records and save the changes.
There are other files in the /Default folder that can be managed with SQL Lite Browser.
If you accidently typed an incorrect address in your browser you may find yourself going to the wrong site from time to time. Good news, there’s an easy way to remove unwanted sites.
- Select the item in your address bar by typing its first few letters.
- Then press SHIFT and DELETE at the same time to remove the address from the list.
That’s it. The item should be removed. Simply repeat for each address you want to remove. If you have too many then you might want to consider clearing your browsing history altogether.
sudo ~/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resources/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent.app/Contents/Resources/ksinstall --nuke
sudo ~/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resources/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent.app/Contents/Resources/ksinstall --uninstall