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Ext User(Cindy)
01-06-2007, 09:13 PM
I have Windows saving 7 days of history, but nothing is ever recorded?! I use
Zone Alarm and that is set to not clean it out with it's cache cleaner
either. I also use McAfee, but don't think that is an issue. I want to see
the history on this p.c. as it's used by my teenager. Thanks for any help!

Ext User(glee)
01-06-2007, 11:03 PM
Has it occurred to you that Windows may be trying to save the History, but that your
teenager is clearing History manually? That can be done in Internet Explorer 6>
Tools menu> General tab, Clear History button.

Individual History entries can also be removed by clicking the History button on the
IE toolbar, then selecting individual items and pressing Delete on the keyboard.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6777E5B0-5F56-40F8-9E58-A89A98B563E2@microsoft.com...
>I have Windows saving 7 days of history, but nothing is ever recorded?! I use
> Zone Alarm and that is set to not clean it out with it's cache cleaner
> either. I also use McAfee, but don't think that is an issue. I want to see
> the history on this p.c. as it's used by my teenager. Thanks for any help!

Ext User(Patrick Keenan)
01-06-2007, 11:24 PM
"Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6777E5B0-5F56-40F8-9E58-A89A98B563E2@microsoft.com...
>I have Windows saving 7 days of history, but nothing is ever recorded?! I
>use
> Zone Alarm and that is set to not clean it out with it's cache cleaner
> either. I also use McAfee, but don't think that is an issue.

It can be, if there's an ActiveX internet filter enabled.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_h.htm

Look under "History - not being saved"

Or, the history folder may be corrupted. In Safe Mode you should be able to
delete the folder; it will be re-created. You may need to do this from
another account.

> I want to see
> the history on this p.c. as it's used by my teenager. Thanks for any help!

Well, it's also possible that the teenager is realizing this and deleting
the history so you can't see it.

If you have issues like this, you might consider parental control software.
NetNanny is one, and someone here suggested another recently, but I don't
recall the name. The key to all of these is the integrity of the password.

HTH
-pk

Ext User(Cindy)
01-06-2007, 11:53 PM
Yes, but I've tested it myself and there are no pages I've been to so I know
it's not my teenager :) Thanks!!

"glee" wrote:

> Has it occurred to you that Windows may be trying to save the History, but that your
> teenager is clearing History manually? That can be done in Internet Explorer 6>
> Tools menu> General tab, Clear History button.
>
> Individual History entries can also be removed by clicking the History button on the
> IE toolbar, then selecting individual items and pressing Delete on the keyboard.
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
> "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6777E5B0-5F56-40F8-9E58-A89A98B563E2@microsoft.com...
> >I have Windows saving 7 days of history, but nothing is ever recorded?! I use
> > Zone Alarm and that is set to not clean it out with it's cache cleaner
> > either. I also use McAfee, but don't think that is an issue. I want to see
> > the history on this p.c. as it's used by my teenager. Thanks for any help!
>
>

Ext User(Cindy)
01-06-2007, 11:53 PM
Thank you for the suggestion - I will delete the folder and try it. I know
it's not my teen as I've tested it myself and no pages show up that I've been
to either. We do have parental software as well - thanks again!!


"Patrick Keenan" wrote:

> "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6777E5B0-5F56-40F8-9E58-A89A98B563E2@microsoft.com...
> >I have Windows saving 7 days of history, but nothing is ever recorded?! I
> >use
> > Zone Alarm and that is set to not clean it out with it's cache cleaner
> > either. I also use McAfee, but don't think that is an issue.
>
> It can be, if there's an ActiveX internet filter enabled.
>
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_h.htm
>
> Look under "History - not being saved"
>
> Or, the history folder may be corrupted. In Safe Mode you should be able to
> delete the folder; it will be re-created. You may need to do this from
> another account.
>
> > I want to see
> > the history on this p.c. as it's used by my teenager. Thanks for any help!
>
> Well, it's also possible that the teenager is realizing this and deleting
> the history so you can't see it.
>
> If you have issues like this, you might consider parental control software.
> NetNanny is one, and someone here suggested another recently, but I don't
> recall the name. The key to all of these is the integrity of the password.
>
> HTH
> -pk
>
>
>

Ext User(Patrick Keenan)
01-06-2007, 11:53 PM
"Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3662A07C-6709-4484-82CA-E6D74CE36182@microsoft.com...
> Thank you for the suggestion - I will delete the folder and try it. I know
> it's not my teen as I've tested it myself and no pages show up that I've
> been
> to either. We do have parental software as well - thanks again!!

Firewalls often also contain lists of sites visited.

-pk

>
> "Patrick Keenan" wrote:
>
>> "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:6777E5B0-5F56-40F8-9E58-A89A98B563E2@microsoft.com...
>> >I have Windows saving 7 days of history, but nothing is ever recorded?!
>> >I
>> >use
>> > Zone Alarm and that is set to not clean it out with it's cache cleaner
>> > either. I also use McAfee, but don't think that is an issue.
>>
>> It can be, if there's an ActiveX internet filter enabled.
>>
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_h.htm
>>
>> Look under "History - not being saved"
>>
>> Or, the history folder may be corrupted. In Safe Mode you should be able
>> to
>> delete the folder; it will be re-created. You may need to do this from
>> another account.
>>
>> > I want to see
>> > the history on this p.c. as it's used by my teenager. Thanks for any
>> > help!
>>
>> Well, it's also possible that the teenager is realizing this and deleting
>> the history so you can't see it.
>>
>> If you have issues like this, you might consider parental control
>> software.
>> NetNanny is one, and someone here suggested another recently, but I don't
>> recall the name. The key to all of these is the integrity of the
>> password.
>>
>> HTH
>> -pk
>>
>>
>>

Ext User(Cindy)
02-06-2007, 12:03 AM
Our firewall stopped listing the sites at the same time Windows stopped
listing the history. Very strange!! We just moved our temp internet file
folder (couldn't delete it in safe mode) and it didn't help - still no
history tracking.

"Patrick Keenan" wrote:

> "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3662A07C-6709-4484-82CA-E6D74CE36182@microsoft.com...
> > Thank you for the suggestion - I will delete the folder and try it. I know
> > it's not my teen as I've tested it myself and no pages show up that I've
> > been
> > to either. We do have parental software as well - thanks again!!
>
> Firewalls often also contain lists of sites visited.
>
> -pk
>
> >
> > "Patrick Keenan" wrote:
> >
> >> "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:6777E5B0-5F56-40F8-9E58-A89A98B563E2@microsoft.com...
> >> >I have Windows saving 7 days of history, but nothing is ever recorded?!
> >> >I
> >> >use
> >> > Zone Alarm and that is set to not clean it out with it's cache cleaner
> >> > either. I also use McAfee, but don't think that is an issue.
> >>
> >> It can be, if there's an ActiveX internet filter enabled.
> >>
> >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_h.htm
> >>
> >> Look under "History - not being saved"
> >>
> >> Or, the history folder may be corrupted. In Safe Mode you should be able
> >> to
> >> delete the folder; it will be re-created. You may need to do this from
> >> another account.
> >>
> >> > I want to see
> >> > the history on this p.c. as it's used by my teenager. Thanks for any
> >> > help!
> >>
> >> Well, it's also possible that the teenager is realizing this and deleting
> >> the history so you can't see it.
> >>
> >> If you have issues like this, you might consider parental control
> >> software.
> >> NetNanny is one, and someone here suggested another recently, but I don't
> >> recall the name. The key to all of these is the integrity of the
> >> password.
> >>
> >> HTH
> >> -pk
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>

Ext User(Patrick Keenan)
02-06-2007, 05:32 AM
"Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3521920B-5924-420D-BBD2-700690EB741B@microsoft.com...
> Our firewall stopped listing the sites at the same time Windows stopped
> listing the history. Very strange!! We just moved our temp internet file
> folder (couldn't delete it in safe mode) and it didn't help - still no
> history tracking.

The temporary internet files folder isn't the History folder. I don't have
an XP Home system here, but on my Pro systems it's located at

\documents and settings\<profile name>\local settings\history

IE will have to be completely closed before doing this.

If the firewall isn't listing sites either, you should probably ask the
firewall vendor's support for advice as well.

HTH
-pk

>
> "Patrick Keenan" wrote:
>
> > "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:3662A07C-6709-4484-82CA-E6D74CE36182@microsoft.com...
> > > Thank you for the suggestion - I will delete the folder and try it. I
know
> > > it's not my teen as I've tested it myself and no pages show up that
I've
> > > been
> > > to either. We do have parental software as well - thanks again!!
> >
> > Firewalls often also contain lists of sites visited.
> >
> > -pk
> >
> > >
> > > "Patrick Keenan" wrote:
> > >
> > >> "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > >> news:6777E5B0-5F56-40F8-9E58-A89A98B563E2@microsoft.com...
> > >> >I have Windows saving 7 days of history, but nothing is ever
recorded?!
> > >> >I
> > >> >use
> > >> > Zone Alarm and that is set to not clean it out with it's cache
cleaner
> > >> > either. I also use McAfee, but don't think that is an issue.
> > >>
> > >> It can be, if there's an ActiveX internet filter enabled.
> > >>
> > >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_h.htm
> > >>
> > >> Look under "History - not being saved"
> > >>
> > >> Or, the history folder may be corrupted. In Safe Mode you should be
able
> > >> to
> > >> delete the folder; it will be re-created. You may need to do this
from
> > >> another account.
> > >>
> > >> > I want to see
> > >> > the history on this p.c. as it's used by my teenager. Thanks for
any
> > >> > help!
> > >>
> > >> Well, it's also possible that the teenager is realizing this and
deleting
> > >> the history so you can't see it.
> > >>
> > >> If you have issues like this, you might consider parental control
> > >> software.
> > >> NetNanny is one, and someone here suggested another recently, but I
don't
> > >> recall the name. The key to all of these is the integrity of the
> > >> password.
> > >>
> > >> HTH
> > >> -pk
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> >
> >

Ext User(Cindy)
02-06-2007, 08:33 AM
Hi - I went looking for the history folder last night (in the same
subdirectory that you listed) and I couldn't find it. I wonder if history
isn't being saved because I don't have the folder created (or it's gone for
whatever reason.) I would assume it would create another one immediately.
Right now I'm searching and Local Settings is coming up as hidden folders.
I'm even logged in as Administrator so I should be able to get to them/it.
I'll do some research on hidden folders now. Thanks!

"Patrick Keenan" wrote:

> "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3521920B-5924-420D-BBD2-700690EB741B@microsoft.com...
> > Our firewall stopped listing the sites at the same time Windows stopped
> > listing the history. Very strange!! We just moved our temp internet file
> > folder (couldn't delete it in safe mode) and it didn't help - still no
> > history tracking.
>
> The temporary internet files folder isn't the History folder. I don't have
> an XP Home system here, but on my Pro systems it's located at
>
> \documents and settings\<profile name>\local settings\history
>
> IE will have to be completely closed before doing this.
>
> If the firewall isn't listing sites either, you should probably ask the
> firewall vendor's support for advice as well.
>
> HTH
> -pk
>
> >
> > "Patrick Keenan" wrote:
> >
> > > "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:3662A07C-6709-4484-82CA-E6D74CE36182@microsoft.com...
> > > > Thank you for the suggestion - I will delete the folder and try it. I
> know
> > > > it's not my teen as I've tested it myself and no pages show up that
> I've
> > > > been
> > > > to either. We do have parental software as well - thanks again!!
> > >
> > > Firewalls often also contain lists of sites visited.
> > >
> > > -pk
> > >
> > > >
> > > > "Patrick Keenan" wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > >> news:6777E5B0-5F56-40F8-9E58-A89A98B563E2@microsoft.com...
> > > >> >I have Windows saving 7 days of history, but nothing is ever
> recorded?!
> > > >> >I
> > > >> >use
> > > >> > Zone Alarm and that is set to not clean it out with it's cache
> cleaner
> > > >> > either. I also use McAfee, but don't think that is an issue.
> > > >>
> > > >> It can be, if there's an ActiveX internet filter enabled.
> > > >>
> > > >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_h.htm
> > > >>
> > > >> Look under "History - not being saved"
> > > >>
> > > >> Or, the history folder may be corrupted. In Safe Mode you should be
> able
> > > >> to
> > > >> delete the folder; it will be re-created. You may need to do this
> from
> > > >> another account.
> > > >>
> > > >> > I want to see
> > > >> > the history on this p.c. as it's used by my teenager. Thanks for
> any
> > > >> > help!
> > > >>
> > > >> Well, it's also possible that the teenager is realizing this and
> deleting
> > > >> the history so you can't see it.
> > > >>
> > > >> If you have issues like this, you might consider parental control
> > > >> software.
> > > >> NetNanny is one, and someone here suggested another recently, but I
> don't
> > > >> recall the name. The key to all of these is the integrity of the
> > > >> password.
> > > >>
> > > >> HTH
> > > >> -pk
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
>

Ext User(Patrick Keenan)
03-06-2007, 07:33 AM
"Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E295BD5D-5596-452A-9F48-988F265BB901@microsoft.com...
> Hi - I went looking for the history folder last night (in the same
> subdirectory that you listed) and I couldn't find it.

These folders are all marked as Hidden/System. Unless you turn on the
view, you won't see them.

> I wonder if history
> isn't being saved because I don't have the folder created (or it's gone
> for
> whatever reason.) I would assume it would create another one immediately.
> Right now I'm searching and Local Settings is coming up as hidden folders.
> I'm even logged in as Administrator so I should be able to get to them/it.

Not unless you turn on the view of hidden and system folders. In Explorer,
choose Tools, Folder Options, View, Show Hidden Files and Folders, and you
may also want to de-select "hide protected operating system files".
However, this will cause a few files to appear in folders and the desktop
that you didn't know were there.

BTW, this can also be a problem for backup apps. Some email clients, like
Outlook and OUtlook Express, store their files in hidden folders. When
specifying a backup set, these hidden folders are sometimes missed... and
so is the email.

HTH
-pk


> I'll do some research on hidden folders now. Thanks!
>
> "Patrick Keenan" wrote:
>
>> "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:3521920B-5924-420D-BBD2-700690EB741B@microsoft.com...
>> > Our firewall stopped listing the sites at the same time Windows stopped
>> > listing the history. Very strange!! We just moved our temp internet
>> > file
>> > folder (couldn't delete it in safe mode) and it didn't help - still no
>> > history tracking.
>>
>> The temporary internet files folder isn't the History folder. I don't
>> have
>> an XP Home system here, but on my Pro systems it's located at
>>
>> \documents and settings\<profile name>\local settings\history
>>
>> IE will have to be completely closed before doing this.
>>
>> If the firewall isn't listing sites either, you should probably ask the
>> firewall vendor's support for advice as well.
>>
>> HTH
>> -pk
>>
>> >
>> > "Patrick Keenan" wrote:
>> >
>> > > "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > > news:3662A07C-6709-4484-82CA-E6D74CE36182@microsoft.com...
>> > > > Thank you for the suggestion - I will delete the folder and try it.
>> > > > I
>> know
>> > > > it's not my teen as I've tested it myself and no pages show up that
>> I've
>> > > > been
>> > > > to either. We do have parental software as well - thanks again!!
>> > >
>> > > Firewalls often also contain lists of sites visited.
>> > >
>> > > -pk
>> > >
>> > > >
>> > > > "Patrick Keenan" wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > >> "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > > >> news:6777E5B0-5F56-40F8-9E58-A89A98B563E2@microsoft.com...
>> > > >> >I have Windows saving 7 days of history, but nothing is ever
>> recorded?!
>> > > >> >I
>> > > >> >use
>> > > >> > Zone Alarm and that is set to not clean it out with it's cache
>> cleaner
>> > > >> > either. I also use McAfee, but don't think that is an issue.
>> > > >>
>> > > >> It can be, if there's an ActiveX internet filter enabled.
>> > > >>
>> > > >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_h.htm
>> > > >>
>> > > >> Look under "History - not being saved"
>> > > >>
>> > > >> Or, the history folder may be corrupted. In Safe Mode you should
>> > > >> be
>> able
>> > > >> to
>> > > >> delete the folder; it will be re-created. You may need to do this
>> from
>> > > >> another account.
>> > > >>
>> > > >> > I want to see
>> > > >> > the history on this p.c. as it's used by my teenager. Thanks for
>> any
>> > > >> > help!
>> > > >>
>> > > >> Well, it's also possible that the teenager is realizing this and
>> deleting
>> > > >> the history so you can't see it.
>> > > >>
>> > > >> If you have issues like this, you might consider parental control
>> > > >> software.
>> > > >> NetNanny is one, and someone here suggested another recently, but
>> > > >> I
>> don't
>> > > >> recall the name. The key to all of these is the integrity of the
>> > > >> password.
>> > > >>
>> > > >> HTH
>> > > >> -pk
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>>
>>
>>

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