How to Find the Yahoo! Search History

by Maya Austen

Your web browser keeps a record of all of your recently viewed web pages -- which includes your Yahoo! search history. You can retrieve this history as long as the history settings on your browser are set to save it for a period of time--and as long as no one has deliberately deleted the history cache. To view your Yahoo! search history, you must use the same web browser on the same local computer where you initially conducted your Yahoo! search.

Find Yahoo! Search History On Internet Explorer

1

Open Internet Explorer, go to the "View" menu and select "Explorer Bars," then click "History." (A check mark will appear next to the history option when it is selected.)

2

Open the View By drop-down menu--click the small downward facing arrow in the field box. You are given the option to select how you want to view your history. You may "View By Date," "View By Site," "View By Most Visited," or "Search History." Select "View By Site."

3

Look for any Yahoo! web address in your site list. Select by clicking on, the Yahoo! site where you conducted the search history you want to retrieve. This might be "answers.yahoo," "help.yahoo," or "yahoo.com," among other Yahoo! sites. A sub-list will show all of the pages you visited within the selected area of the Yahoo! website.

4

Look for any entry with "Search Result" in the title. To revisit these search results, click on the entry's link.

Find Yahoo Search History on Firefox

1

Open Firefox, go to the "View" menu and select "Sidebar." Click "History."

2

Click the small downward facing arrow in the "View" field box. This opens a drop-down menu that gives you the option to select how you want to view your history. You may view "By Date and Site," "By Site," "By Most Visited," or 'By Last Visited." Select "By Site."

3

Search the list for any Yahoo! web address. Click on the Yahoo! site address where you conducted the search history you want to retrieve--such as "answers.yahoo," "help.yahoo," or the home page, "yahoo.com." A list of all the pages you visited within this area of the Yahoo website will open.

4

Look for any entry with "Search Result" in the title. To revisit these search results, click on the entry's link.

About the Author

Maya Austen began freelance writing in 2009. She has written for many online publications on a wide variety of topics ranging from physical fitness to amateur astronomy. She's also an author and e-book publisher. Austen has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the New England Institute of Art and currently lives in Boston, Mass.

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