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    Mim Posts: 32, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 21, 2006, 10:36 AM
    Checking the history if the history has been deleted
    I want to know all the sites my family has been visiting on the web. How do I check that if the history has been erased/deleted?
    Thanks in advance.
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    Curlyben Posts: 18,482, Reputation: 1857
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    Mar 21, 2006, 11:17 AM
    There is a hidden file called Index.dat that lists all the site that have been visited.
    THe main draw back of this file is that it isn't very user readable as it contains lots of what looks like gibberish.
    There are readers out there that enable close inspection.

    Problem is there are also apps that delete the contents of this file rendering it useless in this case.

    Hope this helps a little.
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    Mar 21, 2006, 02:11 PM
    Another problem with using index.dat is you probably won't be able to tell WHO visited the site, just that the PC was used to do so. Some visits may not be intentional. Someone could have clicked a link inadvertently which access a site. You might also see entries there where the site was not actually visited but a cookie set for it.

    If you are really worried about where the family is surfing, then supervise.
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    Sep 24, 2007, 07:23 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Mim
    I want to know all the sites my family has been visiting on the web. How do I check that if the history has been erased/deleted?
    Thanx in advance.
    Go to your address bar and click down

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