Where is the information about the tabs to reopen later stored in?  
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StanislavDergatch





PostPosted: Wed Mar 05 12:45:37 PST 2008 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Where is the information about the tabs to reopen later stored in?

Hello!
I am using IE7 on Windows Vista Ultimate x64.

When you have several tabs open while closing the Internet Explorer, it asks
(depending on your settings) whether you'd like to have them reopened the
next time you're opening IE7.
Does anyone know in which folder the related system files are located, in
which the information about the tabs to reopen the next time is stored?

I would like to know this because when closing IE the last time, I
accidentially forgot to check the box to save the tabs for reopening them the
next time I'm opening IE, so all my open tabs have gone lost and it would be
a great pain to search for all the important websites in the history.
But fortunately, Vista regularily makes automatic restore points, so of
every folder there are several earlier versions (under properties) available.
So, I am hoping to be able to restore the relevant files from one day ago
and then have all my open tabs again - if only I knew which folder to look
for the files to restore.
So - where is that information about the tabs-to-reopen stored? (I've
already tried to locate them myself in my user directory but with no success.)

Thank you very much!

Internet Explorer11  
 
 
PA





PostPosted: Wed Mar 05 12:45:37 PST 2008 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Where is the information about the tabs to reopen later stored in? Unless you've made the Tab group your/a homepage or have added it to
Favorites, this info is only temporarily stored in <duh> Temporary Internet
Files. IOW, you're SOL.


> Hello!
> I am using IE7 on Windows Vista Ultimate x64.
>
> When you have several tabs open while closing the Internet Explorer, it
> asks
> (depending on your settings) whether you'd like to have them reopened the
> next time you're opening IE7.
> Does anyone know in which folder the related system files are located, in
> which the information about the tabs to reopen the next time is stored?
>
> I would like to know this because when closing IE the last time, I
> accidentially forgot to check the box to save the tabs for reopening them
> the next time I'm opening IE, so all my open tabs have gone lost and it
> would be a great pain to search for all the important websites in the
> history.
> But fortunately, Vista regularily makes automatic restore points, so of
> every folder there are several earlier versions (under properties)
> available. So, I am hoping to be able to restore the relevant files from
> one day ago
> and then have all my open tabs again - if only I knew which folder to look
> for the files to restore.
> So - where is that information about the tabs-to-reopen stored? (I've
> already tried to locate them myself in my user directory but with no
> success.)
>
> Thank you very much!

 
 
Don





PostPosted: Wed Mar 05 13:53:02 PST 2008 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Where is the information about the tabs to reopen later stored in? Hi,
Possible workaround...
IEHistoryView- NirSoft: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/iehv.html will show the
exact time you visited a site. This may make it easier to retrace your
tracks.

Hope this helps,
Don
[MS MVP- IE]



> Hello!
> I am using IE7 on Windows Vista Ultimate x64.
>
> When you have several tabs open while closing the Internet Explorer, it
asks
> (depending on your settings) whether you'd like to have them reopened the
> next time you're opening IE7.
> Does anyone know in which folder the related system files are located, in
> which the information about the tabs to reopen the next time is stored?
>
> I would like to know this because when closing IE the last time, I
> accidentially forgot to check the box to save the tabs for reopening them
the
> next time I'm opening IE, so all my open tabs have gone lost and it would
be
> a great pain to search for all the important websites in the history.
> But fortunately, Vista regularily makes automatic restore points, so of
> every folder there are several earlier versions (under properties)
available.
> So, I am hoping to be able to restore the relevant files from one day ago
> and then have all my open tabs again - if only I knew which folder to look
> for the files to restore.
> So - where is that information about the tabs-to-reopen stored? (I've
> already tried to locate them myself in my user directory but with no
success.)
>
> Thank you very much!

 
 
Robert





PostPosted: Wed Mar 05 21:07:15 PST 2008 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Where is the information about the tabs to reopen later stored in?

> Hello!
> I am using IE7 on Windows Vista Ultimate x64.
>
> When you have several tabs open while closing the Internet Explorer, it asks
> (depending on your settings) whether you'd like to have them reopened the
> next time you're opening IE7.

> Does anyone know in which folder the related system files are located, in
> which the information about the tabs to reopen the next time is stored?


I imagine it will be somewhere in the registry. Use ProcMon or FileMon
to see where.


>
> I would like to know this because when closing IE the last time, I
> accidentially forgot to check the box to save the tabs for reopening them the
> next time I'm opening IE, so all my open tabs have gone lost and it would be
> a great pain to search for all the important websites in the history.


In that case I would expect nothing to be saved.
The best you could do to reconstruct one would be to use
History view, By Order Visited Today
Even that would omit some https sites.
You might be able to find some of those in the TIF using a view ordered
by Last Accessed


> But fortunately, Vista regularily makes automatic restore points, so of
> every folder there are several earlier versions (under properties) available.
> So, I am hoping to be able to restore the relevant files from one day ago
> and then have all my open tabs again - if only I knew which folder to look
> for the files to restore.
> So - where is that information about the tabs-to-reopen stored? (I've
> already tried to locate them myself in my user directory but with no success.)
>
> Thank you very much!


Good luck

Robert Aldwinckle
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