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#1 Bulldog

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 04:37 PM

My computer shows no history even while you browse online. Then of course when you log off and back on and want to vist the same site again it isn't there.

Even in the Temp file there is nothing. My history is set to be kept for 1 month.

How do I get my computer to start to keep history files.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Edited by jgweed, 23 October 2006 - 09:11 AM.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 08:31 AM

Hi Bulldog...

Are you using TweakUI by any chance? There is a setting in there that will remove all history upon shutdown.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 09:13 AM

Many anti-spyware or privacy applications, in addition to your browser itself, have settings that allow the user to delete the history of webpages visited, so even if you have changed your browser's settings, there could still be another application that is preventing the history being kept.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 12:33 PM

I'm not running Tweak UI and I'm not running any anti-spyware or privacy applications.

I run programs to clean-up history when I defrag and do normal maintenance, but you can even be online and want to go back to a page you was at before and it wont show any history at all.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:08 PM

I just spent a few minutes doing a web search for your problem. Found almost nothing. 2 users inquiring about similar problem but no answer. One site offered that some security programs block active X and this could cause history problem. All searches were done for IE6 browser.

Repair on Windows 95,98,ME, NT, or 2000

If you are using one of these versions of Windows then Internet Explorer 6 was not installed by default when you installed the operating system but rather from an upgrade. Since you upgraded to IE6 you have the advantage of having a repair tool that came with the installation.

To access this repair tool you should follow these steps:

Click on Start, then click on Settings, and then click on Control Panel.
Once the control panel window is open double-click on the Add/Remove Programs icon.
You will now see a screen that shows a listing of all installed programs on your computer. Scroll down till you see Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Tools.
Double-click this entry and a screen will appear asking what you would like to do.
Select the option to Repair Internet Explorer and press the OK button.
Then press the Yes key to begin the process.
When it is completed reboot your computer.
If this method is not successful, then you may have to reinstall your operating system or try an alternate browser.
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 11:32 AM

Thank you for the replies.

I actually use Mozilla as a browser. Maybe I need to reinstall. I will try that.

Thanks again.
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 12:03 PM

Mozilla and Firefox history is stored in a special file, so you can uninstall and then re-install the browser safely. If you are using Ff, you can simply install the newest version, though, on top of the existing one. Once you have re-installed it, go to your tools/ options/privacy/history options and re-input your 30 day new default and hit the OK button. Remember to be sure that the automatic clearing of private data is inchecked (FF2.0).
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