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Internet Explorer History all gone.

  1. #1


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1 64

    Internet Explorer History all gone.


    My wife's netbook came a cropper and she has now lost all her History. Luckily, I took a Macrium Reflect image this morning, but I now need to know where the IE History files are kept in Windows 8 (not 8.1).

    I clicked in Folder Options to show hidden files but according to info I got on the web I need to see Inetcache, but that doesn't show.

    Where are the IE History files kept please? She still has todays'history but she wants all of it from way back!
    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Not sure, check this thread. Internet Explorer History - View (option 2)
    Also, may want to look for other tutorials.


    "Came a cropper" meaning crashed ? Is a System Restore possible ?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1 64


    Not really crashed! I ran Advanced System Care to give the laptop a tune-up but it must have cleared out History even though I had unticked the IE boxes.

    I did three Restores, going back last 3 days, but none of them recovered the History, apart from today's History.

    I can get into Macrium Reflect by mounting it as a drive, but I cannot find where the IE History is kept in Windows 8 so I can't try to restore it manually..

    I have looked on a number of threads but nothing that helped. I'll check out your links.

    Thanks.
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  4. #4


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    The History files are stored under:
    C:\Users\[USER]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History. Turn on "Show hidden files" and if they are not there then they are gone.
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  5. #5


    Key words: "I ran Advanced System Care to give the laptop a tune-up"
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  6. #6


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1 64


    Thanks topgundcp!
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