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Missing history files in IE

By thorak1 ·
We are running IE 5.5 on WinNT 4.0. The browser has pretty much been locked down as tightly as possible. We monitor Internet use on a regular basis, and last week and today there were some strange things. Usually, the history pane shows: 3 weeks ago, 2 weeks ago, last week, The day of the week for yesterday, and then today. However, yesterday's history was missing on a couple of our workstations. Anyone have a clue as to what happened? The users do not have the ability to clear the history (right-click is disableed AND internet options have been disabled).


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Missing history files in IE

by Ann777 In reply to Missing history files in ...

Are you sure the computers were used the day of the missing history?

It's possible the computers were not used or that the users did not use the internet on those dates.

Another option is that users might be using Windows Explorer and browsing to this History file and deleteing the contents there as well.

There are also third-party utilities that may be used to clean History, Cookies, Temporary Internet Files, etc.

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