last week = last 7 days

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by JethroUK©, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. JethroUK©

    JethroUK© Guest

    One for the developers

    I just had a look in my history to find a web site i was on yesterday - and
    there is no yesterday (or '1 day ago')?

    Just because (and only because) yesterday was Sunday (to which i can only
    say, 'so what') - you gone and mashed it all together as 'last week'

    Can I define 'last week' more constructively for you - how about including
    all sites for last 7 days - irrespective of where abouts in the week those
    days are (which is irrellevant anyhow)

    It's gonna take me a week to find out which site it was now
    JethroUK©, Feb 4, 2008
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  2. JethroUK©

    rob^_^ Guest

    Hi Jethro,

    No IE Developers here. This is a public NG.

    Here is what I do to keep track of web sites of interest.

    First - Keep notes as I surf the web, noting down places of interest. You
    can take your notes wherever you go and continue your research on other

    Add those web sites to my Links toolbar, categorized by subject. You could
    also use an online service like Live Bookmarks so that you can retrieve your
    bookmarks while on other computers.

    You could start typing into the IE Address box a few characters of a web
    site that you think you may have visited. Address Autocomplete will present
    you with a list of sites that you have visited that start with the letters
    you have typed in (depending if your IE settings are set to clear your
    history on exiting the browser)

    Here is a link to a freeware utility that you may find useful

    IE History Tracker 1.00 - Freeware - Internet CategoryIE History
    Tracker 1.00 - See your internet history, even if the history, cache, temp
    files have been cleared. - 36k - Cached - Similar

    But in my opinion the most useful memory tools are pen and paper. (no
    connection required)

    rob^_^, Feb 4, 2008
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  3. ....

    You can find History browsers which can simplify your task. ; )

    Also, here is a rough way of ordering the entire list by access
    instead of by site.

    Start or switch to a cmd window and enter (for example):

    cd /d %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\MSHist012008012820080204

    and then

    find "2008012820080204" index.dat >LastWeekHist.txt

    and then

    notepad LastWeekHist.txt

    Notice that this shows a list of URLs which doesn't appear to be sorted
    by URLs. My guess is that they could be in the order appended which
    would roughly correlate with a view called "By Order Visited Last Week"
    but more particularly would be listed without that unfortunate confusion
    otherwise of having Last Week grouped and ordered by Site.

    BTW in the case of sites which have cached files you can also get a quick
    recollection of the order that you visited sites by using the TIF Viewer
    ordered by Last Accessed. E.g. Alt-T,O,Alt-S,V and then Alt-V,I,Last Accessed
    and Alt-V,D (for View Details). Then to help figure out your browsing activity
    for a particular hour on a particular day you would just scroll horizontally
    to find the Last Accessed column and then scroll vertically to your desired time.
    Then scroll horizontally again to the see the Internet Address column.
    There will be a lot of redundancy this way because you will be seeing *all*
    the files cached as a result of visiting a page but at least
    you will be able to see the sites in the order you visited them.

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Feb 5, 2008
  4. JethroUK©

    Frank Guest

    uh, id like to say something, if you are not happy, go with firefox, opera,
    or netscape, you have the choice.
    and why u didnt put this page in the bookmarks ???
    Frank, Feb 5, 2008
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