How Internet Explorer stores web history

Internet Explorer stores files downloaded from the internet in a cache called Temporary Internet Files (e.g. html pages, images, CSS files). Each cached file is assigned an alphanumeric cache name. Some index.dat files serve to map the cached name with the filename and URL it came from. Other index.dat files store the user’s cookies or web browser history (by default 20 … Continue reading How Internet Explorer stores web history

How Safari stores web history

Safari has a very simple method of storing browser history compared to those that use SQLite databases. If the computer is running Windows XP, the Safari default path to user data is: C:\Documents and Settings\<User Name>\Application Data\Apple Computer\Safari For Windows Vista and Windows 7, the default path is: C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Safari\ For Apple Macintosh computers, … Continue reading How Safari stores web history

How Google Chrome stores web history

In 2008 Google released most of Chrome’s source code as a project called Chromium under a BSD license. Chromium is essentially the same browser as Chrome, but lacks built-in automatic updates and Google branding [Chromium Developer Website]. Assuming the computer is running Windows XP, the Chrome default path to user data is: C:\Documents and Settings\<User … Continue reading How Google Chrome stores web history