Solved FIND (not clear) WINxp search for files and folders history

August 16, 2012 at 14:29:38
Specs: Windows XP
I'm trying to find (not clear) the HISTORY of file searches I did the other day on my computer. I don't remember all the items of my search, but the history would show me what they were. My computer has WIN XP platform. So far, I've only come across articles about deleting histories, not recovering them. What to do?

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August 16, 2012 at 20:19:58
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view search for files and folders history in xp



Click "Start," then click "Search."

Click "Tools," then click "Folder Options."

Click the "View" tab. Select "Show hidden files and folders" located beneath "Hidden files and folders."

Deselect "Hide extensions for known file types" and "Hide protected operating system files." Click "Apply," then click "OK."

Set your search parameters to look in "All Files and Folders" in the "C Drive."

Input "index.dat" into the search bar. Click "Search." All index.dat files stored on your Windows XP computer appear.

Tips & Warnings

In order to view the history records, you need an index.dat file reader. Many are offered for free download online"

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