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    Browsing History not saving (WAS: Browser History)

    How can I check a user's browser history without logging in as them?
    Last edited by djones; 19th July 2010 at 12:49 PM. Reason: Changed title to better reflect problem.

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    Wow, that was quick! Thanks but I've discovered a little stumbling block - the History is not being saved! In the History view, I can see 'Today' and the listed sites from this session; 'This week', 'Last Week', etc - but without any URLs. Poo! Anyone know why this might be - I don't think I've got a GPO preventing saving (I do have a GPO that prevents users from deleting their History).

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    Are they using portable firefox?

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    No, IE8

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    Where are you looking?

    I didn't let browsing history roam with my users so I used our auditing to identify the local machine they were using and dug through the cached profile.

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    That's the thing. I've logged on as the user and can't see any URLs in the History section of IE8. I've also trawled through the cached profile and although I can see a hidden History folder, I can't open it - double clicking does nothing.

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    I would have thought that even if I have History etc set not to roam (which I have a sneaky suspicion is the case), I would still be able to browse via the cached profile on the local machine - which doesn't appear to be the case. ??

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    You should point the tool at the history folder not try and go into it.

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    Ok, will try that in the morning...

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    Thanks, that has worked. Only thing now is that I'm wondering whether it would be better to keep the History roaming with the profile? Is it possible (I haven't checked myself) to just have the History roaming and everything else like Temp Internet Files stay local? What does everyone else do in terms of this?

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