How do I locate the names of sites that I've visited recently?

Question

I found an interesting file at a web site I cannot remember the name of. It involved stock quotes. Is there a way I can trace my past visitations on the web to possibly locate this site?

Answer

This question was answered on March 6, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Abolutely, if you want to see where you've been, most browsers have a history tool available at the top of the browser window The icon is usually a sundial It will have your history broken down by; the current day, last three days, last week and so on If you have released your temporary files to save space on your hard drive recently you may have lost them, but sometimes some of these files are still saved as "cookies," in a folder in your Windows 98 folder by the same name You can reach it through Windows Explorer.

Sometimes if you have your internet settings set with too short a time to hold the site names and IP addresses, they may have been lost after a certain amount of time If this is true, you can make sure that this doesn't happen in the future by lengthening that cycle.

To open your history folder settings:

1)Click Start

2)Goto Settings

3)Goto Control Panel

4)Click Internet Options

There you should see a number of things you can modify in regards to your internet settings There should be a window under the history heading that has the number of days that you may hold the record of these sites.

Thank you for your question...

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Posted by Michael of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on March 6, 2001