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If you would like to be able to use Chrome the normal way but you would like to have the ability to tell the browser to not save your history without being in incognito mode, all you need to do is prevent Chrome from writing its history file. That may sound complicated, but it’s really quite easy to do…


How To On A PC

If you’re using a PC with Windows, just browse to

C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\History

Right-click the history file and hit properties. Check the box that says “Read Only” and exit. Restart the Chrome and you are done.


How To On A Mac

If you’re using a Mac with OS X, just open a Finder window and browse to

[your root name]/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/History

Right-click the history file – or click the little gear drop-down menu – and hit Get Info. At the bottom, under Sharing & Permissions, set every drop-down to Read Only. Once done, you’re free to exit.