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Very little history is saving

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Jordan, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Jordan

    Jordan Flightless Bird

    I noticed since upgrading to IE8 my history is only a fraction of where I
    actually have gone. Just yesterday I did some searches on things like
    craigslist for campers and other tools, did numberous google searchs and
    visited the pages on at least several dozen web sites and yet my history
    only shows a hand full of sites and a couple of the pages. Mostly it
    appears to be if I hand typed in the web site in the Address bar

    In IE 6 checking history would show pretty much every page I visited.
     
  2. Don Varnau

    Don Varnau Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    Windows XP?

    You're looking at History in the History tab of the Favorites Center, right?
    That's the gold start on the left side of the IE toolbar.
    Also accessible by hitting Ctrl+h.
    Does a different view (view by date, view by site, etc.) show any more
    pages?

    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]


    "Jordan" <none@here.com> wrote in message
    news:%23TyonJ85KHA.6052@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > I noticed since upgrading to IE8 my history is only a fraction of where I
    > actually have gone. Just yesterday I did some searches on things like
    > craigslist for campers and other tools, did numberous google searchs and
    > visited the pages on at least several dozen web sites and yet my history
    > only shows a hand full of sites and a couple of the pages. Mostly it
    > appears to be if I hand typed in the web site in the Address bar
    >
    > In IE 6 checking history would show pretty much every page I visited.
     
  3. Jason

    Jason Flightless Bird

    Yes,

    I did about 50 google searches today and went to least 200 sites for a
    variety of differnet pieces of research and all I see is about a dozen
    domains listed. The only thing in Google's group is the home page when I
    "View by Date"

    BUT, when I change it to "View By Site" it seems to be a lot more in there
    and all the specific stuff like search result links, etc.

    Well it would be nice to have it organized by date and have that detail, but
    I will take this.

    "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    news:evBt8d$5KHA.5464@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    > Windows XP?
    >
    > You're looking at History in the History tab of the Favorites Center,
    > right?
    > That's the gold start on the left side of the IE toolbar.
    > Also accessible by hitting Ctrl+h.
    > Does a different view (view by date, view by site, etc.) show any more
    > pages?
    >
    > Don
    > [MS MVP- IE]
    >
    >
    > "Jordan" <none@here.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23TyonJ85KHA.6052@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> I noticed since upgrading to IE8 my history is only a fraction of where I
    >> actually have gone. Just yesterday I did some searches on things like
    >> craigslist for campers and other tools, did numberous google searchs and
    >> visited the pages on at least several dozen web sites and yet my history
    >> only shows a hand full of sites and a couple of the pages. Mostly it
    >> appears to be if I hand typed in the web site in the Address bar
    >>
    >> In IE 6 checking history would show pretty much every page I visited.

    >
    >
     
  4. Don Varnau

    Don Varnau Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    1. Is the Google toolbar installed?
    2. From the (IE) Search Box> Manage search providers, disable search
    suggestions for Google. See if that makes a difference.
    3. Try clearing the History then set "Days to keep pages in History" to no
    more than 30.
    -
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]

    "Jason" <none@here.com> wrote in message
    news:efciBBL6KHA.5016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Yes,
    >
    > I did about 50 google searches today and went to least 200 sites for a
    > variety of different pieces of research and all I see is about a dozen
    > domains listed. The only thing in Google's group is the home page when I
    > "View by Date"
    >
    > BUT, when I change it to "View By Site" it seems to be a lot more in there
    > and all the specific stuff like search result links, etc.
    >
    > Well it would be nice to have it organized by date and have that detail,

    but
    > I will take this.


    > "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    > news:evBt8d$5KHA.5464@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > > Hi,
    > > Windows XP?
    > >
    > > You're looking at History in the History tab of the Favorites Center,
    > > right?
    > > That's the gold start on the left side of the IE toolbar.
    > > Also accessible by hitting Ctrl+h.
    > > Does a different view (view by date, view by site, etc.) show any more
    > > pages?
    > >
    > > Don
    > > [MS MVP- IE]


    > > "Jordan" <none@here.com> wrote in message
    > > news:%23TyonJ85KHA.6052@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > >> I noticed since upgrading to IE8 my history is only a fraction of where

    I
    > >> actually have gone. Just yesterday I did some searches on things like
    > >> craigslist for campers and other tools, did numberous google searchs

    and
    > >> visited the pages on at least several dozen web sites and yet my

    history
    > >> only shows a hand full of sites and a couple of the pages. Mostly it
    > >> appears to be if I hand typed in the web site in the Address bar
    > >>
    > >> In IE 6 checking history would show pretty much every page I visited.
     

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