Anyone explane why my history does not show ive checked that the folder is still there
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I had the same problem a few weeks back. I managed to fix it and have posted all the steps on my blog here: http://blogs.mgtechgroup.com/markc/archive/2007/08/08/Missing-History-in-IE7.aspx
Hopefully that helps.