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IE7 clear browser history at commandline - 161007

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Vighneswar

#1
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
 
#2
"Vighneswar" <vighnesh@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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>
> 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
 
#3
"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