|Yes, you win... but that doesn't help very much, thanks anyway...|
May I reply that obviously, you don't know if I've been on those link... and may I answer that I did even before I posted my problem here... and all I got was some arguments about the difference between Favorites and History... I'm glad someone didn't say "IE sucks, use Firefox".. gee, what great help would that have been... I'm a web dev, I need to have many browser types, I do have Firefox, and Netscape, and Mozilla, and IE5 and IE6 (both in standalone) and IE7...
While most where wasting time not really answering to my question, I still was looking around trying to find the answer myself. I've hoped someone would have done the same and thus contributed to really help me...
Anyway, I think I've found it... and so, in the interest of anyone who might encounter the problem, here's what I've found.
I've found that there IS an History folder on the hard drive related to IE7... and I've found that, just like IE6, there ARE index.dat that contain the History info that you find in the History panel of the IE7 browser. (Maybe I should put this in big blue caracter, but I think some of you get the point... I don't want to sound tooo cocky.)
Now, as part of the great protected world of IE7, here's how I've found the folder. (forget about the ntuser.dat and registry mentionned above)
First, I wondered if the folder could've been a system protected file. So, in Windows Explorer, I went to "Tools/Folder Options.../View" and unchecked the "Hide protected sytem files" box.
The I went to my "Doc&Settings/Profile name/Local Settings" and there it was... the History folder!
Now, I was still up for a big challenge, because I couldn't quite access it's content (probably because it's a system file). I couldn't find where I could remove the System attribute, so I went to my old DOS knowledge...
I went to Start/Run and typed "cmd" in it. That opened the DOS command prompt window. From there, I went to my Local Settings folder and removed all attributes from the History folder and subfolders and files... (try attrib /?)
I fiddled around a bit trying to copy my IE6 history files into my IE7 history folder, but didn't seem to get it right... So finally, after an hour or so, I dropped the towel...
Anyway... thanks to those who actually tried to help. Links and suggestions will probably help others. Hope me helping my own self will help others. And if from where I stopped, someone takes over and finds out how to transfer the IE6 history files to the IE7 history folder ON THE HARD DISK, then please, post it here for all to see (and for me! lol)
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