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    Searching history for specific webpage (Vista Home Premium)

    Two questions,

    1. Where is the Web History folder in Vista? I did a complete search on my PC and it does not pick it up?
    2. Is there a way to search for a specific web page I browsed in the past? I don't clean out my web history often, so I have weeks of history. Sometimes I want to find a page I browsed a while back and I can remember the title, but cannot find it in the history in IE shortcut. How can I search for it?

    TX
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    Re: Searching history for specific webpage (Vista Home Premium)

    1. History is in C:Users<username>AppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsHisto ry. You need to show hidden files and folders *and* not hide protected system files in order to see it.

    2. There's a little dropdown arrow to the right of History in Internet Explorer 7. The dropdown menu has a "Search History" option.

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    Re: Searching history for specific webpage (Vista Home Premium)

    <img src=/S/bullseye.gif border=0 alt=bullseye width=45 height=15> TX.

    With that 'discovery' I do not need the history folder, but thanks for the path anyways...Always good to know!
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    Re: Searching history for specific webpage (Vista Home Premium)

    G'day Rudi, perhaps try the free search utlity "Agent Ransack" http://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack/ it will find a needle in a haystack.
    "Serendipity" is looking for a needle in a haystack, but finding the farmer's daughter HTH

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    Re: Searching history for specific webpage (Vista Home Premium)

    I did a test, (in XP) my first history after history clearance was on 23rd December, lyrics to "wuthering heights" by kate bush, I typed in "wuthering" and agent ransack had the html in about half a second, one click and I was on the site in 5 seconds [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Searching history for specific webpage (Vista Home Premium)

    Thanks for the input Rodly. Appreciate it!
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