lengthening IE7 Browsing history

October 1, 2009 at 15:54:49
Specs: Windows XP
Even though I have 700 days as the time to keep history in IE options, the list only goes back 26 weeks. Am recent IE7 installer. Is this because of IE7? Am pretty sure it was longer with IE6.

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#1
October 1, 2009 at 16:29:06
Maybe you need to change the amount of disk space to use to a much higher number in the Browser history settings. I only keep the 2 days of history. Microsoft doesn't recommend anything over 99 days.

History and Favorites
Internet Explorer History is a record of all Web sites that have been visited during a particular period of time. The default History setting is 20 days, which most people find sufficient. Generally there is no reason to change this setting for any other reason other than personal preference. Be warned though, if your History folder gets too large it may corrupt, so don't try to keep the maximum number of days in history (99 days).

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie...

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#2
October 1, 2009 at 17:55:40
Thanks for your suggestion. I've always found it helpful for reference and not had any problems with having a long past history going back at least a year. I also noticed that since IE7 I've been prompted to REDUCE the amount of disk space to 1024Mb from the 1200 or so it was before, and the amount can't be increased to more than the 1024 max. Guess this may be as you say to prevent corruption, although I don't think it's ever happened.

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#3
October 1, 2009 at 19:23:30
For best performance, I set the days to zero & the disk space to 50MB. All you're doing is bogging your system down with useless internet garbage.

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October 2, 2009 at 15:33:12
Thanks for your opinion, but, as they say, one man's treasure is another's trash, and as I said I find it useful to go back and find pages I know I visited long ago.
Still, my question:

Does the act of installing IE7 absolutely change the maximum allowable disk space that can be allowed for browsing history, which in effect limits it to 26 weeks in place of the year or so I used to have?

Guess my actual experience will have to be the reply.
Thanks to those who responded.


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