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How to delete the browsing history completely ?

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by dalimoh, Mar 8, 2007.

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  1. dalimoh

    dalimoh Notebook Enthusiast

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    hello all

    i am using one of my friend's machines, OS is windows xp, and the
    browser is ie


    i want to delete my browsing history before returning it back to him


    will going to, tools, internet options, delete, delete all, be enough
    to delete the history completely? or some more files could be hidden
    somewhere in the computer !?


    another question is that, the computer doesnt have google desktop,
    would he be able to find my browsed emailes or conversations if he
    downloaded google desktop later ?


    thnx in advance
     
  2. Thibault

    Thibault Banned

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    As far as I know deleting it from the options menu should be enough.
    I don't think it hides anything anywhere else.

    What did you use to brose your e-mail and what conversation program did you use? If you checked your e-mail thourgh IE then he won't be able to access it. If you used MSN your conversation history could be saved somewhere on the hard drive.
     
  3. Lord Farkward

    Lord Farkward Notebook Consultant

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    wow... either u don't trust ur friend or that u did something fishy to his machine...
     
  4. l33t_c0w

    l33t_c0w Notebook Deity

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    Jokes about porn aside, you'd want to delete the history, cookies, and temporary internet files. Those're all on the dialog you referred to. Thibault is right about the email. If you used some email client the messages may well be on the hard drive, but if you just used IE and some web based email, you're good.
     
  5. dalimoh

    dalimoh Notebook Enthusiast

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    lol no , i just dnt want him to read my emails to my gf
    its too naughty :p
    i am conrened bec i remembered once after deleting all the history i downloaded google desktop and searched from some words like my gf name, and i found copies of pages from my emails that i broused !!
     
  6. CalebSchmerge

    CalebSchmerge Woof NBR Reviewer

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    You could download CCleaner (uninstall it later). It will clean all of that for you. Its a nice little program. I recommend it quite a bit.
     
  7. iza

    iza Notebook Evangelist

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    There's also so info about your history hiding in the index.dat files. I think it's only the urls though, so he wouldn't actually be able to read the text (and I doubt he would know to look there anyway.)
     
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