How Chrome stores your browsing history – explore changes through all 72 versions

by _RyanBenson

 

 

Link to the interactive visualization: dfir.blog/chrome-evolution/

This visualization uses data I generated by performing a fixed set of “browsing actions” in all 72 versions of Chrome (post with full details at dfir.blog/capturing-chromes-evolution/). I built a Python script to crawl the resulting files and SQLite databases and turn it into a JSON, which you can find here: all_chrome_profiles.json

I used D3 to create the collapsible indented tree (based off bl.ocks.org/mbostock/1093025). You can use the buttons at the top to switch the version of Chrome and see how the files the make up the Chrome Profile change.