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History only keeps files on hd, no visited websites

by Zwaantje--2008 / February 6, 2013 11:45 AM PST

Since a while my history only remembers files I have opened on my hd like pictures and word documents etc., no addresses of searches or visited websites.

I just read through older threads with history as subject and I checked the number of days my history is supposed to be kept and changed it from 100 days to 28 days, but still no websites addresses are kept.

Anyone that can steer me into the right direction, thanks a lot in advance.


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If You're Using Internet Explorer...(You Didn't Tell Us)
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 8, 2013 2:33 AM PST

...then see the instructions below for changing the "Autocomplete" setting so it saves the items you choose:

Open the Control Panel (icons view), then select "Internet Options", then select the "Content" tab, then the "Settings" button next to "Autocomplete". When that opens, place a CHECK mark next to "Address Bar", "Browsing History", "Favorites" and "User Names and Passwords On Forms" (if you'd like that also.). Now select "OK". Next, click on the "Advanced" tab, hen under the Browsing section, CHECK the "Use inline AutoComplete in the Internet Explorer Address Bar and Open Dialog" box. Click on "Apply", then OK.

Hope this helps.


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Thank you Grif!
by Zwaantje--2008 / February 8, 2013 11:20 AM PST

Hi Grif,

Thank you very much for taking the time to explain this to me. Most of these boxes already were checked. However, I made sure all boxes you mentioned were checked. Thank you again so much!


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