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    History not showing (IE7 - Vista)

    Hi,

    I have run into a problem where my history is not showing any links? Any idea how I can fix this.

    PS: Just as some extra info. It seems IE7 went weird last night and besides the history going missing, I also noted that my quick launch toolbar was missing. I used the internet to successfully restore this with the couple of shortcuts residing in it, but I noted that the quick launch resides in an IE folder. I am suspicious that there was a mini crash in IE7 since its history missing and the quick launch.

    I need help to get the history going again. I have disabled all add-ons and basically reset IE7 using the IE Options under tools. Any help with the history will be appreciated.
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    Re: History not showing (IE7 - Vista)

    Have you rebooted your PC? Many problems resolve themselves after a restart.

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    Re: History not showing (IE7 - Vista)

    Several times without any change <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

    I also found this link: http://blogs.mgtechgroup.com/markc/archive...ory-in-IE7.aspx. I followed instructions and copied the text into notepad, but without any luck. I do not understand what others mean further down the list when they say that permissions must be changed??
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    Re: History not showing (IE7 - Vista)

    I don't have Vista so others will have to tell you how to change access permissions.

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    Re: History not showing (IE7 - Vista)

    To chagne permissions on a files use Windows Explorer. Right click on the file in question, select Properties, click on the Security tab. About half way down the page there should be an EDIT button. 'Push it', then click on the user whose permissions you wish to change. Change as need, then OK your way out. If you need to take ownership on the Seurity tab at the bottom click 'push' the Advanced button. Then the Owner tab. You should be able to select a user id to be the owner. OK your way out.

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    Re: History not showing (IE7 - Vista)

    Tx for the advice Joe. After checking and ensuring permissions on the History folder are OK, I still do not have history building up in my IE History folder. If anyone has come across this problem, please advise me further of any solutions you may have. I am missing the ability to return to previous pages... <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

    TX a stack!
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    Re: History not showing (IE7 - Vista)

    Have you tried running IE with addons disabled - "Iexplore.exe -extoff"? Addons are a frequent source of problems in IE. Also, see IEBlog : Troubleshooting and Internet Explorerís (No Add-ons) Mode & IEBlog : Reset Internet Explorer Settings for more troubleshooting information.

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    Re: History not showing (IE7 - Vista)

    What is the setting in the "Tools, Internet Options" General tab, and then "Settings" button in the History area?

    If you have 0 in the days to keep, then you will get what you are experiencing. The default is 20, unless it has been changed.

    Have you installed any "Privacy software" lately"

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: History not showing (IE7 - Vista)

    This is the settings...
    No. I have not installed any privacy software lately.

    I did notice that there was an add-on - Shockwave Flash Object. When I viewed its dependancy files, I noticed that its size is registered as damaged??!! I disabled the add-on, but it seems to have not taken effect!!

    I will look at Joe's Blog Links and see if anything else is mentioned...
    Regards,
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