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Internet Explorer History - View


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Internet Explorer History - View
This tutorial will show you how to view the history of websites visited by you or all users in Internet Explorer.
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How to View Internet Explorer History of Visited Websites
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This tutorial will show you how to view the history of websites visited by you or all users in Internet Explorer.
How to View Internet Explorer History of Visited Websites


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This tutorial will show you how to view the history of websites visited by you or all users in Internet Explorer.





OPTION ONE
View Internet Explorer History in Favorites Center

NOTE: This option will only let you view the IE history of the user you are signed in to.
1. In Internet Explorer (desktop version in Windows 8), do step 2, 3, or 4 below for what you would like to do.​
2. Press the CTRL+H (right side) OR CTRL+Shift+H (left side) keys, and go to step 5 below.​
3. Click/tap on View (Alt+V) on Menu bar, Explorer bars, History, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)​
IE_View_History-1.jpg
4. Click/tap on the Favorites star star.jpg icon, click/tap on the History tab, and go to step 5 below.​
5. From here, you can expand the date and website to see the webpages (URL addresses) visited on that website for that date. (see screenshots below)​
IE_Favorites_Center_History.jpg
IE_View_History-2.jpg






OPTION TWO
View Internet Explorer History in History Folder


Note   Note
This option will let you view only your IE history in the History folder in File Explorer. You will not be able to open and view the History folder of another user, even if signed in as an administrator.


1. In File Explorer (Windows 8) or Windows Explorer (Vista and Windows 7), copy and paste either location below into the address bar, and press Enter.​
shell:history
OR
%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\History

2. Click/tap on a date you want to open and view the IE history by. (see screenshot below)​
IE_History_Folder-1.jpg

3. From here, you can click/tap on a visited website to open and see the webpages (URL addresses) visited on that website for that date. (see screenshots below)​
IE_History_Folder-2.jpg



That's it,
Shawn


 
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Sorry Shawn but "OPTION TWO" not working for me
I tried on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 8.1.1 (Also clean install VM) but no luck :(
When try to open "History" folder just nothing happen
 

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Hello nonpasaran, :)

Does it show that you have any history in Internet Explorer?

How does it do if you manually navigate to and open the History folder instead?
 

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nonpasaran

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Yes there is a history because when I login to "user 2" I can see the history of user 2.
But when I login to "User 1" I can't open History folder. Can you do this on your computer?

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Ah, I see. You are trying to view another user's History folder while signed in to your account. That would be why. For security purposes, you will have to be signed in to the user account to be able to open and view it's History folder. Another user account will not be able to open another user's History folder.
 

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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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Yep, I didn't realize it either until now.
 

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    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
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