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Q: Can someone give me WRITE access to my history directory please? ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Can someone give me WRITE access to my history directory please?
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: dave925-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 05 Jul 2006 23:03 PDT
Expires: 04 Aug 2006 23:03 PDT
Question ID: 743724
Hi, I've been trying to figure out how to customize the links which are
colored as visited in my browser with my own 'visited links files.' 
IE doesn't allow import/export of browser history, but I found out the
'visited links directory' on my computer is:

C://Documents.../<username>/Local Settings/History/Today/<website
domain>/[visited links stored as internet shortcuts]. 

I'm able to move these internet shortcuts OUT of the directory, but
when I try to copy the internet shortcuts back INTO the directory it
gives me a circle with a line through it.  If I can get WRITE
access to the directory, I can effectively customize the colored links
in my browser and keep track of the links I visited a year, 2, or 3
years ago for websites I'm trying to monitor "what's new." 

Otherwise, if you have any other ideas on how to quickly keep track of
what's new on a large website on an annual basis, let me know. Thanks!
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Can someone give me WRITE access to my history directory please?
From: bozo99-ga on 06 Jul 2006 16:10 PDT
You can mark a link to a page with a timestamp of when the page was
created - at least you can on sites you control.  Then you get to see
the new page colour (blue) if it's been recreated since last time you
looked at it.  I do this often using cgi-style ?t=15000000 sort of
thing even on text pages.

The other thing you could do is use a proxy that's aware of what
you've looked at and chooses colours according to this.  I've thought
of (but haven't done it) writing one to track google answers - mark
questions that are new or have had new comments/answers since I last
read them.   It would be a bit of work but doesn't sound like rocket
Subject: Re: Can someone give me WRITE access to my history directory please?
From: dave925-ga on 07 Jul 2006 15:43 PDT
Thanks Bozo, yet these are not my sites, and I only know basic
python... never heard of a proxy or writing one.

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