How to Access Previously Viewed Web Pages on My Computer

by Art Corvelay
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Accessing previously viewed Web pages on your computer may be important for several reasons. For example, you may want to find a website you accessed a few days ago, but can no longer remember the address for. You also might want to make sure that your kids are only accessing and viewing websites that you have approved for them. Regardless of the reason, you can easily access previously viewed Web pages on your computer through your Internet browser.

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Open Firefox on your computer by clicking "Start," "All Programs" and "Firefox."

Step 2

Click the "Bookmarks" menu at the top of the page and then select "Organize Bookmarks."

Step 3

Click the "History" link in the upper-left corner of the "Organize Bookmarks" window.

Step 4

Click on a time frame. You can choose to view previously accessed web pages from today, yesterday, last 7 days, or by month.

View previously viewed Web pages in the right viewing pane.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Step 1

Open Internet Explorer by clicking "Start," "All Programs" and "Internet Explorer."

Step 2

Click the "Favorites" tab in the upper-left corner of Internet Explorer. This opens the "Favorites" column on the left side of Internet Explorer.

Step 3

Click the "History" tab at the top of the column on the left side.

Step 4

Sort your history by date, site name, most visited sites, or order visited on the current day. You can also search for a site using the search box at the top of the left column.

View your previously-viewed websites in the left column of Internet Explorer.


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About the Author

Art Corvelay is a freelance writer for demand studios who has been writing and editing for five years. He holds a Ph.D. in technical communication and teaches courses in writing and editing at the university level.

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