How to Find Web URL Addresses on a Computer

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How to Find Web URL Addresses on a Computer
You can find URLs on your computer. (http, www, icon, web, website image by creative from Fotolia.com)

You can use your computer to find a history of URLs that you or others have viewed while using it. The method you follow to find these URLs varies depending on your preferred Web browser. Having access to the URLs allows you to not only see which sites users of your computer have visited, but also when they visited the sites.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

    Internet Explorer

  1. 1

    Double-click the "Internet Explorer" icon on your desktop to open the browser.

  2. 2

    Press "CTRL"+"H." A listing of your Web history will appear.

  3. 3

    Click on one of the dates listed. The dates might include "Today," "Yesterday," "Last Week" and "Two Weeks Ago."

  4. 4

    Scroll over the list of icons that appears. As you scroll over an icon, the URL associated with the icon appears. You also can view the URL by clicking the icon and looking in your address bar. You have now found URLs in Internet Explorer.

    Firefox

  1. 1

    Double-click the "Firefox" icon to open the browser.

  2. 2

    Click the "History" menu and select "Show All History."

  3. 3

    Click on one of the dates listed in the right navigation pane. The date choices may include "Today," "Last 7 Days," "This Month" and "Last Month."

  4. 4

    Scroll over the list of icons that appears. As you scroll over the icons, the URLs associated with the icons will also appear in a box just under your cursor. You also can view the URL by clicking the icon and looking in your address bar. You have now found URLs in Firefox.

    Google Chrome

  1. 1

    Double-click the "Google Chrome" icon on your desktop to open the browser.

  2. 2

    Click the "Tools" menu and select "History."

  3. 3

    Choose "Show Full History." A list of all Web pages visited appears.

  4. 4

    Scroll over any of the links in the list. A box containing the URL associated with the link will appear near your cursor. You also can view the URL by clicking the icon and looking in your address bar. You have now found URLs in Google Chrome.

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