"windows 7" "internet explorer 9" history folder location backup restore

In "windows 7-32bit" running "internet explorer 9", where is the history folder location. I'd like to use Third Party Software (SecCopy.exe) to backup and restore on the same or another computer.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
History is located in c:\users\youruser\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\history.

You may have difficulty seeing it. I am using Total Commander, so I can see it and I can see the current date and time on the items in the folder.

That is were the history is.  .... Thinkpads_User
vimaljjwAuthor Commented:
Hi ThinkPads_User,

I couldnt backup the folder usint Third Party Software SecCopy.exe. It returned the errors:
01-Apr-2011 4:12:44 PM - Begin: VKJ-DT COMMON F-H-D ===================================-Apr-2011 9:52:54 AM - Begin: VKJ-DT IE History C-H =================================
02-Apr-2011 9:53:04 AM - cannot copy file C:\Users\VKJ\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History\History.IE5\index.dat - The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process
02-Apr-2011 9:53:09 AM - cannot copy file C:\Users\VKJ\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History\History.IE5\MSHist012011040220110403\index.dat - The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process
02-Apr-2011 9:53:11 AM - cannot copy file C:\Users\VKJ\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History\Low\History.IE5\index.dat - The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process
02-Apr-2011 9:53:12 AM - End: VKJ-DT IE History C-H ... Copied: 14, Errors: 3

What I need to do is to back it up, and use the backup to restore on another computer, or on the same computer in event the OS (Win 7-32bit) is reinstalled!

Any advice?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That folder is a protected folder, which is why I noted you may have difficulty.

You can look at (in Internet Explorer) File -> Export to a File which exports Browser settings. I do not know if this will bring along history. Most of us can can live without history because it quickly re-creates.

You can also look at Windows Easy Transfer (in the System Tools folder) as it will bring along most things. It may bring more than you want.  

.... Thinkpads_User
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Now the reason for History is to go back to something you wanted. So you can easily review your History and make the links into Favourites. Favourites can be easily copied to another computer.

... Thinkpads_User
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I found this looking through some Tech Republic stuff of mine:


It may do just what you need.  .... Thinkpads_User

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
vimaljjw - Did you try the tool from NirSoft? It works very well with IE History including IE 9. You can view the History, select what you want (including All) and save it. Once saved, it can be copied to another machine.

... Thinkpads_User
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