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Still not fixed in RTM: Win8 and now Win8.1 messing up the system attribute for history folder in IE ... for roaming users (i.e. BUSINESS USERS!) RRS feed

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  • Update: And we're talking RTM here ...

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/6418ae13-63c7-44a1-9e97-0ad875a2bd7a/browsing-history-not-being-recorded?forum=ieitprocurrentver#d16f8580-0d2a-40f7-8197-86d232bbaa74

    Here is a solution from back then - during the Win8 preview:

    Try this ....

    Problem:

    C:\users\%username%\appdata\local\Microsoft\Windows\history is lacking the +S (system attribute)

    Test:

    > Desktop > File Explorer > \users\appdata\local\Microsoft > Shift+Right Click on Windows Folder > Open new command prompt > attrib History

    The result you get back in the command window should read something like this (Note the "S" to left):

       S    I    C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History

    Fix:

    > \users\appdata\local\Microsoft > Shift+Right Click on Windows Folder > Open new command prompt > attrib +S History

    ... and History comes back in IE:

    > Desktop > IE to confirm.

    Reason:

    A Bug in Windows (or Windows 8 ... seen this issue posted quite a few times for Windows 8.

    I'm actually able to recreate the issue persistently with domain accounts and roaming profiles on a second login on any Windows 8 system. The issue is there after the local profile has been ("re")created on that system. I don't why it happens ... but it happens every time for domain account.

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    • Proposed as answer by                             Rory Conway<abbr class="affil"></abbr>                         Wednesday, October 31, 2012 5:27 PM                    
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