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View Detailed History Of Every Browser On A PC

When navigating online using any of the major web browsers such as Google Chrome and Firefox, by default, the recently visited web pages are stored In the browsing history of the respective browser. If you want to view every web page that a given user has visited on your computer, you'd have to open every browser and sift through It's history. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to view detailed history of every browser on a PC.

Whatever the reason may be, If you're concerned about the websites visited by users who're sharing your computer, the first port of call Is to view the browsing history. Depending on the type of web browser used, It can date back a few months and If you have multiple browsers Installed, you'd have to open each one and sift through the details. This Is certainly not very convenient, particularly If you're In a rush to gather the Information as quick as possible.

Wouldn't It be great, If you could grab the browsing history from each Individual web browser In the one location? Well, I will demonstrate how to do this, by using a neat little tool named Browsing History View that can be downloaded from the developer's website, or via this reputable source. The tool also has a few other perks, which I'll explain along the way so without further ado, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Once you've downloaded Browsing History View, It does not need to be Installed on your computer. Simply double-click the executable file, and the Advanced Options window will open. Select every checkbox as shown below, and then hit OK.

Step Two:

The tool will now Immediately display the browsing history of every supported web browser as per the above options. This Includes the Title, Visit Time and Visit Count.

Step Three:

To view In depth details pertaining to a given browser session, double-click on the entry. I've done exactly that on the one titled speedtest (yes, I was checking out my connection at the time!), and there's an array of Information listed relative to that session.

Step Four:

The tool also allows you to view the details In your favorite web browser, by selecting the View tab, and then hitting HTML Report- All Items.

Step Five:

Here's a snippet of the HTML report In my Google Chrome browser. To delve Into an entry's details, simply click on the link.

Step Six:

Be It on your computer or someone else's PC, If you're In a rush and cannot sit there to checkout all the entries, there's the option to save the results. Select the File tab, and then click Save Configuration To File as Illustrated below.

Step Seven:

Now navigate to a directory of your choice, give the file a name and hit the Save button. You can then copy the .cfg file to your USB Stick for later viewing.

Last Step:

To view the file that you've backed up In the above step, click on the File tab and then select Load Configuration From File. Obviously navigate to the directory of where you've saved It.

Final Thoughts:

Although Browsing History View does not accommodate each and every web browser, the upside Is that It supports the most commonly used- namely Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer & Safari. And of course, a few others. If your Intention Is to quickly grab the browsing history from another computer, chances are they'll utilize either of these at some point. Be sure to keep the tool on your USB Stick- you'll never know when you'll need It.


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