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Windows 7: Accidentally deleted/cleared "view and track download" history list

10 Dec 2013   #1
Kalel577

Windows 7
 
 
Accidentally deleted/cleared "view and track download" history list

I accidentally deleted all the information in the "View and Track Your Downloads" list/history. Is there any way to restore the download list, preferably the entire history? Please advise and help if you can. Thank you.


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11 Dec 2013   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

I do not know of a way to get that info back, but may I ask why you want the info in that list?
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11 Dec 2013   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

For your downloads that you saved you could look in Windows Explorer and at the top left you will see Downloads.
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11 Dec 2013   #4
Kalel577

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you for the welcome, Usernameissues. The reason I ask is because I need access to the download links that were stored in the "view and track download" list.
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11 Dec 2013   #5
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Which browser do you use?
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11 Dec 2013   #6
Kalel577

Windows 7
 
 

Internet Explorer.
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11 Dec 2013   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Sorry, I should have asked what browser version also.

The reason for asking is:
I've never noticed a list that include the download links.

This is what I see in IE11:

Accidentally deleted/cleared "view and track download" history list-ie11.png

The download link shows under the file name during the download, then it turns to what you see in the screenshot.


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11 Dec 2013   #8
Kalel577

Windows 7
 
 

I'm not at home right now so I don't remember specifically what version of the browser it is, but that is the "view download" screen on my browser as well. If you right click on the highlighted download in the example, you'll see there are options that allow you to go directly to the link the file was downloaded from. The example you show has one item but I had a whole slew that I accidentally cleared. I want to get those back so I can re-access the links.
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11 Dec 2013   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Thanks - I've not noticed/used that before since I don't keep that history.

Accidentally deleted/cleared "view and track download" history list-ie11.png

If you are using IE10 or IE11, then you can download BrowsingHistoryView from here:
BrowsingHistoryView - View browsing history of your Web browsers
Scroll to the bottom of that webpage and select the correct "bitness" for your computer.

Accidentally deleted/cleared "view and track download" history list-nir2.png

Download/open the zip file
copy the files to a folder
open/run BrowsingHistoryView.exe
accept the default settings
and you might see history going back quite a ways:

Accidentally deleted/cleared "view and track download" history list-nir.png

As a side note, the download link shown in the screenshot above is only good for a few minutes... but most websites don't generate temporary download links.


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11 Dec 2013   #10
Kalel577

Windows 7
 
 

I'll try that later today and let you know how it goes. Thank you. I really appreciate your taking the time.
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