Need to find visited websites three months ago.

Posted on 2011-04-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

I need to find visited websites three months ago.  IE8 history goes back only 3 weeks.  Tried Index.dat Analyzer, but after downloading,  it makes no sense to me.  Using Windows 7.  Please advise.

PS Am familar with registry.
Question by:jstaron7
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    History does not go back 3 months. I don't think the registry holds it any longer than what is shown.
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    Finding a reader/viewer for the index.dat files is one way.

    Another not-so-good way to try is to do a System Restore back far enough to view that history.

    You might also try HstEx (free, used to recover history entries that have not yet been overwritten) and NetAnalysis (free trial, used to view HstEx files).  I recently used this to recover two (mostly-complete) years of Internet history for a client.  This is not necessarily easy to use, but it is an option.
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    jstaron7--Are you talking about the index.dat files in Content.IE5?  That is where the history of URL's visited are kept.  I do not know if they go back three months, but you have nothing to lose by seeing.
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    jstaron7--You are welcome!!
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    Agree!  Thanks, ... Thinkpads_User

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