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#1 PCIlliterateGal

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 12:29 AM

First off, I'm not sure what you call the drop down box where you type web addresses you wanna visit, but whatever that's called, that's what I'm referring to...

I cleaned my browser cache a little over a day ago...and naturally (I guess) everything was cleaned, including the web pages in the browser box thingy. So, throughout the day, once again, I entered in the web addresses of the sites I regularly visit...but now they're all gone and the browser box thingy is empty. I didn't clean my cache again...how and why did it do that?

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 07:28 AM

I'm going to assume we're talking about IE.

If you clean your cache through Tools>Internet Options>Delete Files and you then click Clear History, you will lose all your previously visited websites. If you use the Favorites menu and add your sites to your Favorites, and access them from there, this won't be an issue.

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 11:53 AM

Sorry...I use IE, Windows98

Yeah, I was gonna add the sites to my Favorites...but I was just wondering how all of the sites were erased from my browser again without me clearing the cache or history again.

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 12:06 PM

Did you do a Disk Cleanup or run a program like CCleaner or Easy Cleaner?

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 03:37 PM

No. I did run Ad-Aware SE Personal a couple of times, but it has never erased what's in my browser before.

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 04:12 PM

When you run Ad-Aware and get the scan results you see four tabs. One of those tabs is Negligible Objects. Under that tab are your MRU (Most Recently Used) lists, one of which is "list of recently entered addresses in microsoft internet explorer". If you choose to "Select All Objects" or even that particular object you will lose your history of those recently entered addresses.

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 05:35 PM

Hmm...maybe that's what happened. I did remove all the negligible objects. But then again...the browser didn't empty right after I did the Ad-Aware scans. I did those kinda early in the day and the browser wasn't empty until around midnight, while I was still using the computer. All I did was minimize the browser window while I was doing something else, and the next time I pulled it up, all the sites were gone.




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