How to view the browsing history of Internet Explorer with InfoFind


When you browse the Internet or open a file, your computer saves a history of all your actions. Some of the history can be viewed with Internet Explorer some of it is hidden. And for the history that is displayed a number of important details such as number of page views, and time viewed are not displayed. InfoFind will show you all of this information and if you have administrative privileges InfoFind will show the information for all users on your computer. Your history can be accessed with the free version of InfoFind so if you’re curious then download and install InfoFind today.

Benefits of Web Browser History

Many programs falsely claim to help fix your computer by clearing this information but they are usually harmful programs that scam people for money, and in fact clearing this information slows down many features while only moderately speeding up startup times. Basically you can think of your computer as a book. In the back of many books there is an index; it doesn’t take up many pages and helps you quickly find what you need. A computer works the same way; it has many indexes that take several extra seconds to open when you first turn on your computer, but then when you use your computer they actually help speed it up. With InfoFind you can clear this information if you want to keep it private otherwise there is no need to delete it.

How to Read the History of Internet Explorer

To read the history of Internet Explorer on your computer, first open InfoFind. Then on the side panel click the link [Computer History] or select the menu [Computer]->[Computer History].

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You will then see the Computer History Form. Click on the button [View History] at the top of the form. The tree list on the left side of the form lists all of the history on your computer. Click on any item to see the history for that item. Internet Explorer history will be listed under the topic “Internet” if it is the only browser installed or if you have multiple browsers installed then it will be under listed under “Internet”-“Internet Explorer”.

Internet Explorer History

InfoFind can even be installed on old computers and find the history of those computers. Below is an example of a Windows 95 Computer and history that can only be easily found with InfoFind. As shown below older versions of Internet Explorer are supported. If multiple versions of Internet Explorer have been used on the same computer then InfoFind will list the previous versions in a separate category with the version number.

Windows 95 Computer History

As shown in the previous picture older computers often contain a large amount of computer history that can only be found with InfoFind. Below is an example of a Windows 2000 computer that contains 284 different history categories containing more than 55,000 total records. Most of the history cannot be accessed with Windows or other programs and requires InfoFind to easily view and clear it.

Windows 2000 Computer History