Where in the C: drive is IE history saved?


Does anybody know where in the C: drive is IE history saved? I.e i want to see a certain user's history but NOT through IE..Is that information stored somwhere in that user's profile?

I am using Windows XP

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With IE 7.0 opened go up to Tools.
To Internet Options.
Click the Settings button under Browsing History.
Under Current Folder it shows you where they are
Hello There... I think what I will tell you that will help you out

Just go to
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator
In this directory you will see the folders of COOKIES and Local Settings
 The cookies folder contain the data about alll your internet activities in text file format You can check them out if you could understand that
The Next Local Settings
Here you will see some 4-5 folders. The folders that contain you internet browsed history are TEMP and Temporay Internet files.... These two folders contain all the history you have browsed during your browsing session

You can also check the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users
This may have all the browsed history from all the users

Hope You will find the solution
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Another place is to view the index.dat file under username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

Superwinspy will view the dat file
Didier VallySystems Engineer and Finance AnalystCommented:
You may use FileMon utility from Sysinternals (now supported by Microsoft) to see what are the files accessed in realtime by Internet Explorer.


It's a powerful utility that I use to spy what applications exactly do at the filesystem level. One powerful function is the definition of filters that can restrict to, for example, only one application such as Internet Explorer.

Enjoy !
My bad, its

%userprofile%\Local Settings\History

Can find the value if it is not here in thier registry here.....

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

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And you would probably have to rename YOUR history folder, and replaec it with thier to read it, as it is not normally legible data.....
The last way would be through the registry, under HKEY_CURRENT_USER_Software\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\TypedURLs
    Here u can find

      C:\Documents and Settings\Arc\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
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