1. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 46
    windows 10
       17 Sep 2016 #1

    No history in Internet Explorer


    I read somewhere that Internet Explorer is really part of Windows (7, 8, 8.1, 10).
    So should I ask questions about Explorer 11 on this forum or an Explorer 11 forum?

    Problem is when I hit the star in the upper right hand corner the Favorites tab is ok, the Feeds tab has nothing in it. (I don't care).
    However the History tab always has nothing inside even if I browse.

    Don Cole
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,235
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       18 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi, is it too obvious to suggest:
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    Delete browsing history on exit
    is checked

    Or are you running your browser in a sand box?

    Nomenclature: Internet Explorer (IE) is never just 'explorer', whilst explorer.exe = 'File explorer' now- what used to be just 'explorer'.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 46
    windows 10
       21 Sep 2016 #3

    No history in Internet Explorer


    Thank you dalchina,

    Sorry I took so long to respond.
    I get to the window you showed me.
    Delete browsing history on exit is unchecked.
    It still doesn't register any history.
    Because I don't so see so well, I set the Custom scaling level to 160% larger than it should be. The result is some of the buttons and checkboxes fall off screen.
    So to test this I logged on as a different user doncole2.
    The scaling level here is 100% (normal).
    And low and behold the IE history is working ok.

    As a test I set doncole1 back to 100%. There still is no history.

    Maybe I should use doncole2 as my default user. This is going to create bunch of new problems.
    Is there a way I can transfer doncole1 setting to doncole2 setting?

    What do you suggest?

    Don Cole
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  4. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 830
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511 & 1607)
       21 Sep 2016 #4

    doncole said: View Post
    ...I get to the window you showed me...
    And you were so close to an answer for 'Feeds', did you but know it. Just three tabs along under the 'Content' tab is where you find the Feeds settings.

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  5. Joined : Aug 2016
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    Posts : 830
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       21 Sep 2016 #5

    Of course, to test it all works and to put some items on your 'Feeds' tab you need to click on an RSS feed somewhere and 'subscribe' to it. Here's one you can test it with...
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    https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/
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  6. Joined : Aug 2016
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    Posts : 830
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       21 Sep 2016 #6

    The blank History may be down to the 'number of days to keep' having been set to zero some time ago for doncole1, while doncole2 worked because, as a new account, it had the default setting of 20 days. On the Internet Options 'General' tab, click the 'settings' button. On the 'History' tab is where to set how many days are kept.
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  7. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,235
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       22 Sep 2016 #7

    doncole said: View Post
    Thank you dalchina,

    Maybe I should use doncole2 as my default user. This is going to create bunch of new problems.
    Is there a way I can transfer doncole1 setting to doncole2 setting?

    What do you suggest?

    Don Cole
    Good observation.. and check Bree's useful suggestion on days to keep.
    There's no easy way to transfer settings or data from user to user - this involves registry settings and folder structures and permissions, and even how programs were originally installed- to start for all users or current user.

    Have a look at these ideas:
    Browsing History Not Being Recorded
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/fix-in...story-settings
    (Some of this echoes the basic steps we've suggested)
    Internet Explorer FAQ - IE11: History pane shows blank and only the search option


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  8. Joined : Jul 2014
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
       16 Oct 2016 #8

    That 3rd link was the charm! (History pane shows...)
    ManyThanks.
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  9. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,235
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       16 Oct 2016 #9

    Good news..
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