How to Check What Has Been Viewed on a Computer

Written by lucosi fuller
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If you want to see what's been viewed on a computer or if you want to find a website that you visited, but can't quite remember the name of, you'll need to check your computer's history and cookies folders. These are where the information about a computer user's Internet whereabouts are kept. Some people say these folders contain the user's "footprints." The footprints aren't hard to find. All it takes is a few mouse clicks and you're there.

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    Open your Web browser and click on the "Favorites, Feeds and History" tab. Internet Explorer's tab is indicated by a yellow star.

  2. 2

    Click on the "History" tab. There should be a list of items arranged either by "Date," "Site," "Most Visited" or "Visited Today."

  3. 3

    Click on each of these items to see what's been viewed on the computer.

  4. 4

    If the history has been deleted, click on "Tools" and a drop-down menu will appear. Click on "Internet Options."

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    On the "Internet Options" screen, click on "Settings" under "Browsing history."

  6. 6

    Click on "View files" to display the cookies on the computer. Cookies are pieces of information from websites that a computer saves to make loading the information faster. You can click on these items to see what they are.

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