I've read http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie9-windows_7/ie9-no-longer-displays-browser-history/900f13a3-e06b-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5 among others but given the symptoms I see no reason to pick any cure over another.
There are new things like in private browsing and things that security suites do in the name of privacy so your best bet may be to go with a browser that works for you.
My new computer's IE hasn't been showing me my browsing history. I don't mean cookie-type things, which are from what I understand the Temporary Internet Files, but the history that shows me where I went every day of the current week, and a weekly list for the previous ones. It shows me a record of files on my computer, generally files I downloaded that week, I think.
I've been searching for advice everywhere, and I have a list of websites I've been to, but I don't remember where I got the advice to do the following:
1. I deleted the History Folder from here:
Documents and Settings\username\AppData\Local
Incidentally, if I hit Microsoft in there, and then Windows, the History folder along with the Temporary Internet Files folder are there. (Even more incidentally, I'd like to know if I made a mistake doing that, and whether I should try recovering the folder.)
That doesn't seem to have helped. I took the advice from this particular post: http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/138835-IE-9-missing-URLs-in-history?p=827583&viewfull=1#post827583.
It helped a little bit as some of the sites for today are showing up, but only a handful.
I had thought it could be due to an incomplete transfer, as I had used Windows Easy Transfer last weekend. It only transferred a few things, like my favorites and browser settings, so I thought it was just that the history was missing, but as I said it hasn't been recording properly today or yesterday. For all I know the browser history from my old computer was transferred, and is somewhere in the computer with today's history.
I used an index.dat reader on both this computer and the old one, and neither of them revealed all the websites I know I've visited on the History folders (before I deleted the History folder on my new computer.)
I'd like to fix this problem, because I prefer history to Favorites, due to my style of browsing being more like 'what was I doing then/I was using this website then, I feel like going back to it now' rather than just visiting the same sites over and over until I get tired of them. I used to use the favorites folder that way, and it's gotten so big that I haven't touched it in years because of how much it slows me down.
Should I reset, uninstall/reinstall, click delete everywhere and start over, or what?