Retrieve a previously visited website from your browser

All browsers keep track of visited websites by default. This so-called browsing history provides an overview that is sorted by the date of visit. Useful if you have forgotten the web address of that one nice site.

In this article, I explain how to view the browsing history in the most common browsers for a computer. We also tell you how to reopen a web page. Read the steps for the browser you are using.

Chrome

In the Chrome browser, find a previously visited website as follows:

Open the Chrome browser.
Click on the button with three dots at the top right .
Click on History > History.
The overview of all web pages visited in this browser opens. The sites are sorted by date. With each search result is the time of the visit, the name of the websites, and the web address. Do you remember the name of the organization or a topic that was on the site you visited? Click on the magnifying glass at the top and type a word or part of a keyword. The results will appear.
Right-click the link and click Open Link in New Tab.
The website opens.

Microsoft Edge

Follow the steps below to look up a previously visited website in the Edge browser:

Open the Edge browser.
Click the button with three dots at the top right .
Click History.
Click Manage History.
On the right side of the window, a list of recently opened web pages opens. Is the page you are looking for not listed? In the left-hand pane you can view the pages visited in different time periods. Or search for the right web page by clicking in the search bar and typing a word. The results will appear.
Right-click on the link and click Open in new tab.
The website will open.

Firefox

Reopen a previously visited website in the Firefox browser using the following steps:

Open the Firefox browser.
Click on the button with four vertical stripes in the upper right corner.
Click on History.
Under ‘Recent History’ you will find an overview of the web pages that were recently visited in this browser.
Is the web page you are looking for not listed? Then click on Show all history. The right-hand side of the window shows an overview of recently opened web pages. In the left pane you can view the pages visited in different time periods. Or search for the right web page by clicking in the search bar and typing a word. The results will appear.
Right-click on the link and click Open in a new tab.
The website will open.

Safari

In the Safari browser on a Mac computer, looking up a previously visited website works as follows:

Open the Safari browser.
Click on History in the menu bar.
Click on Show complete history.
A list of days when the browser was used opens. Double-click on the appropriate date.
Display the websites visited that day. Right-click the link and click Open in new tab.

The website opens. Thanks for reading!

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