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browser history files

    Question

  • I have a hard drive that has Window 7 loaded on it. The drive has been pulled out of a laptop and is being explored thru a USB connection. I wanting to copy the browers history (temp. internet files) In other OS's this has been easily found. Can anyone tell me where it is on a Windows 7 setup. Looks like that search isn't available anymore.
    Wednesday, April 14, 2010 2:07 AM

Answers

  • On a working Windows 7 machine, you can try the following:

    1. Open Internet Explorer
    2. Open the "Internet Options" under the Tools Menu
    3. On the "General" tab, under "Browser history", select "Settings"
    4. Find the field named "Current location:"
    5. It might be something like: "C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files"

    On the external hard drive, look for a similar location.

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010 5:20 PM
  • Yes, by default, it should be C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files .
    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Thursday, April 15, 2010 3:21 AM
  • Yes thank you.  The temporary internet files don't show up until you remove the check mark from (hide protected operating system files) I thought I'd done this but quess not.   Thanks   Joe
    Thursday, April 15, 2010 4:06 PM

All replies

  • On a working Windows 7 machine, you can try the following:

    1. Open Internet Explorer
    2. Open the "Internet Options" under the Tools Menu
    3. On the "General" tab, under "Browser history", select "Settings"
    4. Find the field named "Current location:"
    5. It might be something like: "C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files"

    On the external hard drive, look for a similar location.

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010 5:20 PM
  • Yes, by default, it should be C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files .
    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Thursday, April 15, 2010 3:21 AM
  • Yes thank you.  The temporary internet files don't show up until you remove the check mark from (hide protected operating system files) I thought I'd done this but quess not.   Thanks   Joe
    Thursday, April 15, 2010 4:06 PM