How to See Deleted Internet History on Windows 7


When you visit a website, your Internet browser stores a collection of information about that website for later use. This includes the Web address, some images associated with the website and any usernames or passwords you've typed in. When you clear your Internet history, all of this information may be deleted. The only way to get this history back is to perform a system restore.

  • Click "Start," "All Programs," then "Accessories." Select "System Tools" from the "Accessories" menu.

  • Choose "System Restore." Note that this will restore everything on your computer -- not just your Internet history -- to a prior state you determine.

  • Click "Next" when the "System Restore" menu appears. You'll see a list of restore points that Windows has created. Select the point just prior to the spot you deleted your Internet history.

  • Click "Finish." A warning message will pop up, telling you that a system restore cannot be interrupted or undone. Click "OK." After the system restore is finished, your Internet history will be restored.

Tips & Warnings

  • A system restore may remove programs that you've installed and delete new files that you've put on your computer. As such, use it only as a last resort.

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