How to Check Internet Browsing History After It Has Been Deleted

by Brendan O'BrienUpdated September 28, 2017
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Popular Web browsers have features that let you see your browsing history, or the places you have been on the Web. You can also delete this history if, for example, you don't want others to see it. After clearing your history, you should check to make sure that all the history you wanted to delete is gone.

Internet Explorer

Launch Internet Explorer.

Click the "Favorites" button on the left side.

Hit the "History" tab that appears next to "Favorites" and "Feeds" in the left column. View the sites you have browsed to in the list underneath History. These are sites you have been to on the browser since deleting your history.


Launch Firefox.

Click on "History" in the main menu bar. Scroll down and click "Show All History."

Click on a date range in the left column under History. Scroll through the list of websites you have been to on this browser since deleting your history.


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About the Author

Brendan O'Brien is a professional journalist in Milwaukee, Wis. He has worked for several news organizations, newspapers such as the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" and trade magazines during his career of more than 15 years. He is currently a freelance writer who works for several publications.

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