Where is the information about the tabs to reopen later stored in?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by parabel, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. parabel

    parabel Guest

    I am using IE7 on Windows Vista Ultimate x64.

    When you have several tabs open while closing the Internet Explorer, it asks
    (depending on your settings) whether you'd like to have them reopened the
    next time you're opening IE7.
    Does anyone know in which folder the related system files are located, in
    which the information about the tabs to reopen the next time is stored?

    I would like to know this because when closing IE the last time, I
    accidentially forgot to check the box to save the tabs for reopening them the
    next time I'm opening IE, so all my open tabs have gone lost and it would be
    a great pain to search for all the important websites in the history.
    But fortunately, Vista regularily makes automatic restore points, so of
    every folder there are several earlier versions (under properties) available.
    So, I am hoping to be able to restore the relevant files from one day ago
    and then have all my open tabs again - if only I knew which folder to look
    for the files to restore.
    So - where is that information about the tabs-to-reopen stored? (I've
    already tried to locate them myself in my user directory but with no success.)

    Thank you very much!
    parabel, Mar 5, 2008
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  2. Unless you've made the Tab group your/a homepage or have added it to
    Favorites, this info is only temporarily stored in <duh> Temporary Internet
    Files. IOW, you're SOL.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 5, 2008
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  3. parabel

    Don Varnau Guest

    Possible workaround...
    IEHistoryView- NirSoft: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/iehv.html will show the
    exact time you visited a site. This may make it easier to retrace your

    Hope this helps,
    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, Mar 5, 2008

  4. I imagine it will be somewhere in the registry. Use ProcMon or FileMon
    to see where.

    In that case I would expect nothing to be saved.
    The best you could do to reconstruct one would be to use
    History view, By Order Visited Today
    Even that would omit some https sites.
    You might be able to find some of those in the TIF using a view ordered
    by Last Accessed

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Mar 6, 2008
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