Is it normal or legal for chrome to have a list of recent items I've opened in my computer?
I have an old version of chrome installed in my PC. Then recently, I downloaded a newer version. But before I did that, I cleared all history, cache, cookies, etc. in my old chrome version, then proceed with the installation of the newer version.
After it got installed, I checked the history and saw a list of files I've opened from my computer, similar to what microsoft stored in their "Recent Items". They list all the files I've opened, movies I've watched, pictures and documents I've opened. I thought it was just a glitch so I cleared chrome's history, cache, cookies,etc. again.
But when, I was browsing chrome's files, I found out that it still have the history of files I've opened. The file was "History Provider Cache" found at "C:\Users(user)\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default"
My OS: Windows 7
Old chrome version: 23.0.1271.64
New chrome version installed: 25.0.1364.68