My Computer

  moorephil 21:31 28 Feb 09
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Hi,can anyone tell me why the 'MY COMPUTER' file always turns up in the HISTORY folder?I thought only web sites should appear here.

  Diodorus Siculus 22:35 28 Feb 09

I think it's because of the close ties between windows explorer / the operating system and internet explorer.

It seems to be more of a problem with IE7 than in the past.

  lotvic 22:36 28 Feb 09

IE records all the History of files opened - both Webpages and documents on pc harddrive.
Doesn't seem as if there is anyway to stop it. (tech-archive.net) click here

  moorephil 00:07 01 Mar 09

thanks guys for your responce, very interesting,I wonder if windows7(due out in september approx) will stop this from ocurring,somehow I doubt it.
It's just annoying.

  Diodorus Siculus 03:33 01 Mar 09

As you likely know, it's not an issue if you use an alternative browser; I use FireFox and find it helpful to be able to browse "My Computer" history via IE when I am trying to locate a file that I used.

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