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Unable to see internet history when clicking on Address pane in IE 8

Recently migrated a user from Windows XP to Winodws 7.
The IE Favorites, Feeds, and Cookies were exported from the old and imported on the new.
Everything seems fine except when the user clicks on the address box in IE , he is use to seeing all his historic websites.
Does anyone know why we would be able to see this history on the new Windows 7
Thanks for your help.
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Brian PringleSystems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
The first thing I would check is how many days of history is it set to retain?  If it is set to "0", it will not retain history at all.

- Click the Tools menu
- On the General tab click "Settings" in the "Browsing History" section.
- Change the "Days to keep pages in history" to something greater than "0"
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cslingerAuthor Commented:
Yes, that is set fine. The issue is , after importing all favorites, cookies, etc.. the user does not see history when clicking on the internet address box from previous computer.
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lcohanDatabase AnalystCommented:
IE "history" is local and not transferable from old computer to new computer.
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Brian PringleSystems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
The Temporary Files and History are located in the following folder.

%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\UserData\Low

I have never tried it, but you might be able to copy that folder from the old computer to the new one.

The addresses that the user typed are located in the registry.  You could export it on the old one and import it on the new one.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs
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jcimarronCommented:
cslinger--Perhaps of help if you do not like make changes in the Registry.
http://www.backsettings.com/internet-explorer-backup.html
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cslingerAuthor Commented:
exporting the URLs worked.. but the directory on XP isn't going to the \Userdata\Low directory.
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lcohanDatabase AnalystCommented:
IE "history" is local and not transferable from old XP computer to new Win 7 computer.
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