All over the world, people are used to the services offered by the two most popular web browsers i.e. the Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Both of them store all browser history files as temporary files right atop the hard drive. But people who access their browser history for important information on a regular basis generally loose this data. The data loss happens mainly during formatting the computer and sometimes by mistake. In order to back up such important information related to browser history, you may want to save these files. There are a few different mediums that you can store these files on, but copying them to an external drive, such as a USB flash drive, is one of the most efficient ways to save your browser history.
In order to save browser history from Microsoft Internet Explorer onto a USB flash drive, following steps must be performed.
- First of all, the connector end of the USB flash drive must be inserted into the USB port on the computer.
- Double clicking on the ‘my computer’ icon on the PC’s or laptop’s desktop opens the computer window. This window can also be opened from the ‘start’ menu.
- The browser history can be located in the computer window in a folder that has a tag ‘temporary internet files’. A hard drive search can yield the desired result easily.
- This temporary internet files folder needs to be either copied or dragged into the drive icon representing the USB flash drive in the computer window.
In order to save browser history from Mozilla Firefox onto a USB flash drive, the following steps must be performed.
- First of all the Mozilla Firefox Web browser needs to be opened.
- Then the male connector end of any USB flash drive needs to be connected to the female USB port on a desktop or laptop.
- On the browser the History section needs to be selected and all the history can be listed by clicking on ‘show all history’.
- Then ‘import and backup’ needs to be selected at the top of the window and then ‘backup’ needs to be selected.
- Next step is to browse the computer window of the laptop or desktop in order to locate the USB flash drive that had been connected before. On finding it, the Flashdrive icon must be double clicked so that the flash drive window opens.
- Then the backup file containing all browser history needs to be named and saved in the flash drive window.
Before carrying out all the above steps, please ensure that the web history is turned on. For example in Google chrome, one has to go to the web history page at google.com/history and then click on the blue ‘Turn on’ button.
A very interesting feature is that the browser history files are of very small sizes. Therefore they get easily accommodated into the flash drives available in the market. Besides, storing these files is a great way to keep the information on all visited pages safe and updated.
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