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by mr_chess / November 8, 2009 9:06 AM PST

Hello friens,

I need to logs of my pc. But the date is far. Such as I need the logs of April 2009. My logs are based on which programs installed, which internet address visited, which folder is viewed and what time the computer restarted. When I look at the event viewer I can not see logs according to the log size Sad

Does any way to access the before logs?


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by Steven Haninger / November 8, 2009 6:21 PM PST
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Every log has its own usage. Your internet sites will be tracked through browser history. Not knowing what you use, no one can tell you where to locate that feature or how to adjust it. You also didn't mention your OS. I can tell you that an XP event log size is adjustable by going to Actions/Properties. You can increase the size of the log file but this won't say how far back it will go. The event log doesn't do anything with internet usage but some third party applications add their own segment to it.

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by mr_chess / November 9, 2009 6:52 AM PST
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Hi Steven,
Thanks for your reply.
I am using Win XP. Unfortunately, I can not see windows event according to log size Sad I can increase the log size but its not helpfull the April's logs.
I am using ms internet explorer and mozilla. Mozilla has reinstalled in April and I can not see the April's or before April's log. Is it possible to see the logs of before time that Mozilla has reinstalled.

It is so stupid that MS internet explorer shows maximum 20 days before history. Is it possible to see before logs?

And the most important i need that what time computer is restarted and which folders were accesses in April. Possible to see?


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I will say no.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 9, 2009 8:08 PM PST
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If the Event Viewer no longer holds that information, then it has gone.

By the way, Internet Explorer, Tools > Internet Options, General tab, Browsing History, Settings button, you can increase the number of days History is saved up to 999 days. If you haven't increased that from 20 days, then that previous history is also lost.

Firefox, Tools > Options > Privacy tab, "Remember my browsing history" can be increased to 999999 days, but again, if you did not do that, the history is lost.


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