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Viewing Web Pages from Temporary Internet Files

by Powlaz / November 15, 2006 8:44 PM PST

When I open the Temporary Internet Files folder I find a series of folders all that appear to have some website information in them. But no web pages. If I look at my cookies I can see the names of some of the websites that I've gone to.

Is there a way to reassemble those miscellaneous files in the Temporary Internet Files folder so that they look like a web page rather than the miscellaneous components of the webpage?

A family memeber asked me to see what her child was looking at on the internet. There is no History listed and these other two areas don't tell me much.

I thought there was a chance that some of the files in these folders were deleted so I downloaded a trial version of File Scavenger which found a whole bunch more of these files but still doesn't allow me to see the webpage as this child would be seeing it.

What's the key?

Po

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Look at the Microsoft link-you should be able to see history
by Dick Humfrey / November 15, 2006 11:35 PM PST
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Close but . . .
by Powlaz / November 16, 2006 10:11 AM PST

Not exactly what I was thinking. I suspect that he is deleting the history, temporary internet files, cookies etc. I think I've outsmarted him and found a piece of software to recover those things. But when I look at the Temporary Internet Files folders there are images from the design of the webpages (buttons, bars, credit card icons, etc.) but no content. I'd like to see the whole page as he saw it.

I hope this possible. Are there more ideas?

Thank you,

Matt

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Child 'protection' software...
by John.Wilkinson / November 16, 2006 10:38 AM PST
In reply to: Close but . . .

While you may be able to use the history and TIF to check up on some kids, the majority know how to delete such as even use free software to securely erase their tracks. They can also use other browsers based on a USB drive so that nothing remains on the computer. In short, it's no longer a legitimate way to make sure your child is on the straight and narrow.

My advice would be to look into child protection software, which can be used to restrict what users can access (ranging from a pre-defined blacklist, keywords, and user-specified sites) and log what they do access (anything from a list of websites to actual screenshots taken every few moments and full chat logs). It really just depends how far you want to go. The top two programs in this department are ContentProtect and CyberPatrol, both of which can be password-protected, fully customized, and offer free trials. Also, they are the only two that I have found to be excessively difficult to bypass, ensuring that once set only the authorized users can disable or uninstall it without the 'security breach' alarm being set off.

Hope this helps,
John

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