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    BrowsingHistoryView is a utility that reads the history data of 4 different Web browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari) and displays the browsing history of all these Web browsers in one table.
    The browsing history table includes the following information: Visited URL, Title, Visit Time, Visit Count, Web browser and User Profile. BrowsingHistoryView allows you to watch the browsing history of all user profiles in a running system, as well as to get the browsing history from external hard drive.
    You can also export the browsing history into csv/tab-delimited/html/xml file from the user interface, or from command-line, without displaying any user interface.





    Reading History From Remote Computer

    If you have read access to the user profiles in another computer on your network, you can use BrowsingHistoryView to directly view the browsing history of the remote computer. However, due to the fact that the Registry file on the remote computer is probably locked, in some systems BrowsingHistoryView might fail to locate the correct history files or folders. In order to view the browsing history of all user profiles in a remote computer, use the 'Load history from the specified profiles folder' option, and then type the profiles folder on the remote computer, for example: \\192.168.0.10\c$\users
    In order to view the browsing history of a single user profile in a remote computer, use the 'Load history from the specified profile' option, and then type the profile folder on the remote computer, for example: \\192.168.0.10\c$\users\user01

    Command-Line Options

    /cfg Start BrowsingHistoryView with the specified configuration file. For example:
    BrowsingHistoryView.exe /cfg "c:\config\bhv.cfg"
    BrowsingHistoryView.exe /cfg "%AppData%\BrowsingHistoryView.cfg"
    /stext Save the browsing history into a regular text file.
    /stab Save the browsing history into a tab-delimited text file.
    /scomma Save the browsing history into a comma-delimited text file (csv).
    /stabular Save the browsing history into a tabular text file.
    /shtml Save the browsing history into HTML file (Horizontal).
    /sverhtml Save the browsing history into HTML file (Vertical).
    /sxml Save the browsing history into XML file.
    /sort This command-line option can be used with other save options for sorting by the desired column. If you don't specify this option, the list is sorted according to the last sort that you made from the user interface. The parameter can specify the column index (0 for the first column, 1 for the second column, and so on) or the name of the column, like "Title" and "URL". You can specify the '~' prefix character (e.g: "~Visit Time") if you want to sort in descending order. You can put multiple /sort in the command-line if you want to sort by multiple columns. Examples:
    BrowsingHistoryView.exe /shtml "f:\temp\history.html" /sort 2 /sort ~1
    BrowsingHistoryView.exe /shtml "f:\temp\history.html" /sort "URL" /sort "Visit Time"
    /nosort When you specify this command-line option, the list will be saved without any sorting.
    /SaveDirect Save the browsing history in SaveDirect mode. For using with the other save command-line options ( /scomma, /stab, /sxml, and so on...) When you use the SaveDirect mode, the history lines are saved directly to the disk, without loading them into the memory first. This means that you can save a list with large amount of history lines into your disk without any memory problem, as long as you have enough disk space to store the saved file. The drawback of this mode: You cannot sort the lines according to the column you choose with /sort command-line option.
    /HistorySource Specifies the type of history data source:
    • 1 - Load history from the current running system (All users).
    • 2 - Load history from the current running system (Only current user).
    • 3 - Load history from the specified profiles folder (/HistorySourceFolder command-line parameter).
    • 4 - Load history from the specified profile (/HistorySourceFolder command-line parameter).
    /HistorySourceFolder Specifies the folder path if /HistorySource is 3 or 4.
    /VisitTimeFilterType Specifies the type of date/time filter:
    • 1 - Load history from any date/time.
    • 2 - Load history from the last xx hours (xx specified in /VisitTimeFilterValue)
    • 3 - Load history from the last xx days (xx specified in /VisitTimeFilterValue)
    • 4 - Load history from the specified date/time range (The time range is specified in /VisitTimeFrom and /VisitTimeTo)
    /VisitTimeFilterValue Specifies the filter value when /VisitTimeFilterType is 2 or 3
    /VisitTimeFrom Specifies the date/time range when /VisitTimeFilterType is 4. date/time value must be in the following format: dd-mm-yyyy hh:nn:ss For example:
    BrowsingHistoryView.exe /VisitTimeFrom "10-01-2012 12:00:00" /VisitTimeTo "18-02-2012 10:00:00"
    /LoadIE <0 | 1>
    /LoadFirefox <0 | 1>
    /LoadChrome <0 | 1>
    /LoadSafari <0 | 1>
    Specifies whether to load the history of IE/Firefox/Chrome/Safari Web browser. 0 = Don't load, 1 = Load.
    Here's some command-line examples:
    BrowsingHistoryView.exe /HistorySource 4 /HistorySourceFolder "H:\Documents and Settings\User01" /stab "c:\temp\history.txt"
    BrowsingHistoryView.exe /HistorySource 3 /HistorySourceFolder "G:\Documents and Settings" /VisitTimeFilterType 3 /VisitTimeFilterValue 10 /scomma "c:\temp\history.csv"
    BrowsingHistoryView.exe /HistorySource 1 /LoadIE 1 /LoadFirefox 0 /LoadChrome 0 /LoadSafari 0 /shtml "c:\temp\history.html"
    BrowsingHistoryView.exe /HistorySource 2 /VisitTimeFilterType 4 /VisitTimeFrom "01-01-2011 00:00:00" /VisitTimeTo "01-01-2012 00:00:00" /stab "c:\temp\history.txt"




  • #2
    I truly enjoy this site and access to information I definitely need to clear out some of these browsers they become a little bit too complex and overpack with information.

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    • #3
      Really nice post .it has helped me very much.thanks for the post.

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      • #4
        Thanks for the information. Sometimes I have a hard time tracing browsing history on Mozilla Firefox but now i will try out BrowsingHistoryView.

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