Google chrome History

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Hi I have girl in reception going on the internet (google chrome)

Is there a setting to stop them going into history and romoving their history, So i can see exactly where  they have been?

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Instead of forbidding access to deleting history, you could be more sneaky and find a way to see the history even after she deletes it. A couple of ways I can think of doing this:

1) By using Google Web History Updater Chrome Extension and checking a saved copy of all history on their website (which is cool because you can check it from the comfort of your own desk:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ibhehjeahclandhcpbajhdfjeffnbcoa

2) By using a third party software like this to recover deleted history:
http://www.systenance.com/indexdat.php

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Hi Cool I think the first option is the one!
Very good :)
So i install the extention (I will do this on the station she is on as I will just check when she leaves) So I have installed this how do I test it, and where is the extention set to record the browser history?
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Glad you like the idea. Here's a quick reference on how to use it:

http://www.technoon.com/how-to-view-deleted-browsing-history-for-google-chrome.html

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hi mi3er
My question is the other way round, Im the resident manager and I want to see when the girls are on the net, not the other way round !

They are searching stuff they shouldnt and FB at work, looking at Seek for other jobs ect.
I want to track them with out them deleting the history!

Thanks

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Excellent :)
Hi kingjely.  I know the question is closed, but I thought you might also be interested in a few other utilities.

MyLastSearch by Nir Sofer.
Standalone program.  Saves its settings to its own *.cfg file.  Retrieves the search terms typed by the user into the main search engines and social network sites in the 4 main browsers for Windows (IE, FF, Chrome, Opera - tick boxes in advanced options).  You can choose to exclude "google instant" suggestions.  Exports reports in various formats, and supports command line options that would allow you to schedule this on the respective computers so you can later retrieve the reports.  It could be argued by a user that some files were cached when eg. a "popup window opened and I just closed it again", whereas it would be kind of damning and harder for someone to wiggle out of having typed into google something like "current admin reception jobs bakersfield" and then gone to a job site (see next utility program).

ChromeCacheView by same author.
Well described on the product page and retrieves what the name implies.  From the command line and GUI you can filter report results down to those only from a specified domain name or URL, and can include or exclude content by "ContentType". If you are actually copying out the cached files to another folder, you can optionally have them reassembled into an approximation of the Web site structure that they were cached from.  Through a little trial and error you could probably whittle it down to a "facebook activity report" that would demonstrate and prove that the logged on user was engaging in facebook activity between certain hours.

ChromeHistoryView (same author).
Rather than copying the cached files, or in addition to if you like the ChromeCacheView utility, you can get a pretty comprehensive report that includes the following detail for each page:
URL, Window Title,  Date and Time Visited, Number of Visits, Referrer, and the number of times that the user typed that same address.  The "referrer" URL is quiet handy, because it clearly shows active browsing within facebook rather than just having it sitting open waiting for some sad wall post update.  Sorted by date from the command line it would be easy enough to then load a tab-delimited report in Excel and filter results to only facebook.

There are loads of other similar utilities out there.  I just happen to like and trust the ones by Nir Sofer.

I was monitoring your other Outlook Express question.  Glad you got it sorted out.  While I am here may I suggest a small standalone utility program by Michal Mutl named "MailView" which allows you to open OE *.DBX files, complete with saveable attachments and images.  It's a good way to test if a DBX file is corrupt, and also allows you to save out messages as separate *.eml files that can be dragged and dropped back into Outlook Express.

Bill

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