How to Undelete an Internet History

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Everyone has deleted their Internet history at some time when they needed a URL address or information that was important. Recovering Internet history on your computer is a lot easier than you think. Luckily, there is a way to effectively complete this action without any hassle or complication.

  • Open your computer's Run application. Click on your "Start" menu icon or Microsoft Windows symbol, which can be found on your computer's taskbar at the top or bottom of your screen. Type "Run" into the "Start Search" data for at the bottom of the "Start" drop down menu. Double-click on the "Run" tab that will appear at the top of your search results list.

  • Search for the System Restoration component for your computer's hard drive. Type the phrase "System Restore" into the blank data form that will be provided in the Run application. Click on the "Run" action to open the component.

  • Conduct the restoration process. Click "Continue" when the Windows Security notification appears. When the "System Restore" window opens click "Next" to proceed. Select a specific date for restoration by clicking once on the date of your choice when the next screen loads. Click "Next" once again to confirm your selection. Select the "Restore" action on the final screen to complete the process.

  • Restart your computer. Once the restoration process is complete, click on your "Start" menu icon once again. Select the "Restart" action and allow your computer to shut down and reboot successfully.

  • Open your Internet browser to check your restored Internet history. When the browser opens, click on the "View" tab, go to the "Explorer Bars" and click on "History." When you history appears in the left pane of the screen, your search activity should be restored to the date you configured.

Tips & Warnings

  • It is highly recommended that all non-essential programs and windows be closed before you conduct the system restoration process. This ensures that you avoid any possible freezes or loss of important documents. Restart your computer after you restore your system. This action is mandatory in order for your system to update and configure its recent changes. If you do not restart your computer, your changes may not be configured properly.
  • To retrieve specific Internet history, you must remember the exact day of the Internet activity you are trying to recover in order to restore to a date prior to the deletion. Restoring to a point that dates back further than you need will not alleviate the problem. These instructions are based solely on navigation through Windows Vista.

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