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#1 Halfman

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 04:40 AM

Hello.

Where are records of IE history kept? Is it possible to save or export the IE History sites?


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Posted 06 July 2005 - 05:22 AM

Check out this link for info and screen shots relating to saving and exporting IE history files.

WWW Information Pack

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 06:00 AM

Thanks, Koan. I've read it.
But I know what Favorites is and how I can export it. My question was about ALL IE HISTORY that is not located in Favorites. Is there any way to find file or folder where it's located?


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Posted 06 July 2005 - 06:16 AM

Sorry, IE does not save the actual pages or files, only the links that have been
visited.

To view these links in IE click on "View" > "Explorer Bar" > "History".
This will display the history of all pages visited whether they are in favorites or not.

Hope this was what you meant?

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 06:53 AM

Yes, I mean links in IE that can be displayed by "View" > "Explorer Bar" > "History". But the question is where can I find the same list of these links in My Computer? Maybe special folder? Or is it written somewhere in registry only? I want to have an opportunity to save and copy this list.

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 08:56 AM

Ok, these IE files and links are stored in "index.dat files."

For Windows XP or Windows 2000 - index.dat files can be found here:

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Cookies\index.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\LocalSettings\History\History.IE6\index.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\History\History.IE6\MSHistXXXXXXXXXXX\index.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temporary InternetFiles\Content.IE6\index.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\UserData\index.dat

(Note: If you only have IE5 installed change the above refs to such from the IE6 noted.)

You will probably need a utility program to read any of these files.
Google for a .dat file reader - there are a couple of freeware & paid progs available.
You choose what you want to work with for these.

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