How to find the internet history of a another PC.

Hi

We use windows 7 PC in our network. Is it possible to look at the internet history of a user on his computer remotely.
Any tutorial would be helpful.

Thanks
lianne143Asked:
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DamjanCommented:
What browser do you use?

IE:
C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History

Chrome:
File is located at C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default and is named history

To read it, you'll need this tool - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/chrome_history_view.html

Firefox:
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile_name>
History is saved in file places.sqlite

To read it, you'll need this tool - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/mozilla_history_view.html
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You need to log into the other computer remotely so as to be able to access the local folder there.  So the user will need to be part of this or at least know that you are logging on.
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lianne143Author Commented:
I was able to access the history file through UNC path. Is it not possible open this file and see the history.
Thanks
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That is because the Users folders are secure. You have to log in as the user to get their files.
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Rob HutchinsonDesktop SupportCommented:
Basically, you are trying to spy on another user so then Google programs that spy on other users.

There are programs like NetNanny ( https://www.netnanny.com for children if this is your reason.

If this is a friend( co-worker) then what you are doing might be considered illegal.

If this is an employee, then Google programs to monitor what you're employees are doing on the computer/internet.
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serialbandCommented:
You just need to add permissions to the files and folders for your user to read them.  It's best to copy them locally so you don't interfere with their browsing history.  It may also be in use, therefore, inaccessible until the user closes the file.  It's been a while since I've checked these, so I don't remember all the details.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
it is the user being accessed that has to add permissions. I think this may be what you meant.
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Rob HutchinsonDesktop SupportCommented:
Yep, what serialband says:

If you have a local administrator account( or domain account in the local administrator group) you just have to login locally, and double-click the folder where it tells you:
"You don't currently have permission to access this folder."
"Click Continue to permanently get access to this folder."

Then once the local administrator group has permissions, you can read all the files...but I'm guessing you don't have this access from the way your question is worded.
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serialbandCommented:
You could also just run admalow.exe with psexec in batch files to get access to the folder remotely.
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