Bug: Vista not logging any Browser History on a profile migrated with the Vista

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by FYIS, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. FYIS

    FYIS Guest

    Bug: Vista not logging any Browser History on a profile migrated with the Vista
    Migration Wizard from XP sp2.

    FYIS, Jan 28, 2008
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  2. I doubt if it can. Try deleting the old History folder (e.g. using another
    admin account). A new one will be created for your account the next time
    you use open a page.
    Robert Aldwinckle, Jan 29, 2008
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  3. FYIS

    FYIS Guest

    Been there, done that; no go.

    See http://tinyurl.com/2ozr75 .

    FYIS, Jan 29, 2008
  4. (cross-post added to Vista Security)

    Not quite. None of the posters there indicated that they tried what I suggested.
    The closest anyone got to it was trying to delete the History's index.dat
    but if it is a permissions problem (which I suspect it may be) even that
    may not be enough. I'm suggesting you delete the whole folder,
    not just the index.dat (which is a common fix for this symptom in other OS.)

    BTW I suspect you are more likely to find informed help for this symptom
    from a newsgroup which specializes in your OS security.

    Alternatively, you could try running ProcMon to find out exactly what
    files and directories are being accessed and what is happening with them.
    I believe the location of the History has changed between XP and Vista,
    so first you need to find out whether than change actually occurred when
    your History "migrated". E.g. if History is still pointing at your old

    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\History

    folder you probably don't "own" it any more. You could try using cacls
    in a cmd window to check on that possibility and perhaps even change
    the ownership so you could use it. But if you delete all traces of History
    in either location I think that there is a good chance that it would be recreated
    in the correct location successfully.

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle, Jan 29, 2008
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