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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 105728 9-Jul-2012 14:57 Send private message

Stumped ..
How do I search Internet Explorer History ? I have over 20 weeks of browsing history, and I know I visitied a site within that time, but stuffed if I am going thru every bit of history, one by one, looking for that particular website.

Firefox has a nice searchable history, why the heck doesn't IE ?

Why don't I use FF ? Corporate policy, K ?

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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 652992 9-Jul-2012 15:41 Send private message

Are you on IE9?  If so, go to "history" tab, and the drop down box at the top gives you, along with the option of ordering by various criteria, the option to "search history" :-)

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  Reply # 652995 9-Jul-2012 15:44 Send private message

I think it does....

In IE9, in history in the option box with "view by date" etc, the bottom option is "Search history"

for other versions YMMV

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  Reply # 653014 9-Jul-2012 16:07 Send private message

Something like this you mean?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 653051 9-Jul-2012 17:02 Send private message

IE8 has it too, just use the "View By..." drop-down box. Last option is search.

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  Reply # 653465 10-Jul-2012 12:23 Send private message

IE7 also has the ability to search history

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  Reply # 657006 17-Jul-2012 13:18 Send private message

Thanks guys - never underestimate the craziness of an end user. In my case, I had disabled Windows Search, so hence the search function did not appear.

Duh ..

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