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Internet History Question

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#1 Christoph182


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Posted 28 January 2006 - 03:17 PM

Hey guys, Im just kind of curious, is it possible for someone to check the internet history on a computer a fancy way?? Like I know everyone can click on the history shortcut button and see what they've been on but is there a way even if the history has been erased from the shortcut button? I think I have seen a computer programmer do it before but I just didnt really pay attention. really curious!! please write back.

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 07:11 PM

Think of files as chapters in a very large manual. Deleting files in Windows is like tearing out the table of contents; the reference is gone, but the chapters (files) remain.
Over time, these deleted files may be overwritten or otherwise corrupted, but an expert can usually retrieve whatever more or less remains.

Edited by jgweed, 28 January 2006 - 07:12 PM.

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.

#3 Christoph182

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 03:46 AM

Is it alot of trouble trying to find these chapters or files?? or is it probably easy for a computer guy

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 03:56 AM

Good analogy, JG

What is hard for one may be just good sport for another. :thumbsup:
Profitable for those who do "forensic computer work", too.
Even those who sell the software that makes it "rather" easy to recover "deleted" files make a fair chunk o' change, from the looks of google related searchs into this topic.
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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