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IE7 clear browser history at commandline - 161007

  1. #1


    Vighneswar Guest

    IE7 clear browser history at commandline - 161007


    Hi All

    I have dual operation systems (Windows Vista Ultimate edition / Windows XP)
    installed with the configuration of 1GB of RAM, Intel P4-3GHZ processor.
    Recently I came to know that browser history can be cleared using
    RunDll32.exe with some arguments at command line. I have IE7 installed on
    both OSs. I could able to clear the history of IE7 using the command line
    (Start --> Run --> "RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 1" )in
    Windows XP.

    But the same command (Start --> Run --> "RunDll32.exe
    InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 1" )didn't work for IE7 on Windows Vista.
    I appreciate if anyone of you can please let me know the reason for not
    clearing the IE7 history on Windows Vista.

    FYI: IE7 is not running on both OSs when used this command.

    Please advice, Thanks in advance

    Regards
    Vighneswar



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  2. #2


    Jon Guest

    Re: IE7 clear browser history at commandline - 161007

    "Vighneswar" <vighnesh@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:O8IVDj%23DIHA.5752@xxxxxx

    >
    > Hi All
    >
    > I have dual operation systems (Windows Vista Ultimate edition / Windows
    > XP) installed with the configuration of 1GB of RAM, Intel P4-3GHZ
    > processor. Recently I came to know that browser history can be cleared
    > using RunDll32.exe with some arguments at command line. I have IE7
    > installed on both OSs. I could able to clear the history of IE7 using the
    > command line (Start --> Run --> "RunDll32.exe
    > InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 1" )in Windows XP.
    >
    > But the same command (Start --> Run --> "RunDll32.exe
    > InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 1" )didn't work for IE7 on Windows
    > Vista. I appreciate if anyone of you can please let me know the reason for
    > not clearing the IE7 history on Windows Vista.
    >
    > FYI: IE7 is not running on both OSs when used this command.
    >
    > Please advice, Thanks in advance
    >
    > Regards
    > Vighneswar
    >

    Might be a question of playing with the numbers. 25 seems to work here.

    RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 25

    --
    Jon




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  3. #3


    Jon Guest

    Re: IE7 clear browser history at commandline - 161007



    "Jon" <Email_Address@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Might be a question of playing with the numbers. 25 seems to work here.
    >
    > RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 25
    >
    > --

    I spoke too soon. 25 doesn't fully do the trick.

    Anyhow you can always delete the index.dat files in the relevant subfolders
    of

    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\History\Low\History.IE5\
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\History\History.IE5\

    if needs be.

    --
    Jon


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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