How to View Web Pages Visited on a Computer


Your browser’s history can be helpful if you need to find a website you, or someone else, has visited in the past on your computer. Web browsers store your previously viewed websites by date to make them easier to find, and you can search the history to quickly find a website if you are looking for a particular item.

Internet Explorer 7 and 8

  • Click the Favorites button (Favorites Center button in IE 7), which has a yellow star on it, and then click “History.”

  • Scroll through the list of visited websites, and click the one you want to view.

  • Click the list under “History” in IE 8, or the arrow next to “History” in IE 7, if you want to sort the history list by date, website name, frequently visited or recently visited, or if you want to search all of the history.


  • Open Firefox, and click "History" on the top menu bar.

  • Select a recently visited website from the list, or click "Show all history" to view the library.

  • Use the search box at the top of the library window if you want to search all of the history, or choose a date from the list to view sites visited on a specific day.

  • Click "Views" and "Sort" at the top of the library window if you want to sort the history by search criteria, such as keyword or frequency of visits.

Safari for Mac

  • Open Safari, and click “History” on the top menu bar.

  • Click on the page you want to return to. The last few websites visited are listed, and under those are dates for the past week. Hover your mouse over a date to view the sites visited on that day.

  • Click “Show all history” if you want to see history from an earlier date or search the history for a specific website.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also open your Internet Explorer history by holding down the “CTRL” key and pressing “H.” In Firefox, press "CTRL," "Shift" and "H."

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