Have you ever thought of how to track the history of visited URL in the computer for specific reason like to monitor if a person has visited any illegal website? Here is a powerful tool that can help to achieve this. Named as IEHistoryView, it is a simple and yet powerful tool that is able to display an useful information, allowing user to view report and edit the entire URL lists which are stored in history file with a user friendly interface.

Most of you probably aware that the URL typed in the address bar or the link clicked in Internet Explorer will be kept to the history index file. The logic of how IEHistoryView works is it will read all information kept in the history file and display them in a well designed window. This tool will not only display the URL lists that had been visited, but it also display useful information such as the title of the page, how many hits on the page, modified, expiration date of this URL and more. All this data can be grabbed just in the first glance of view, or save as data in txt or html format for future analysis purpose. This tool is also enhanced with features such as show all Google searches, delete the selected URL from history file, bookmark any selected URL, copy the selected URL in clipboard in tab delimiter or regular format, monitor the visited URL of the same computer but with different user profile, or even the remote computer as long as you have permission to access to the history folder and etc. Internet Explorer saves older information in history subfolder, so in case you would like to view older information, just go to File -> Select History Subfolder.

The history folder location may vary from one operating system to another. For instance, Windows 2000/XP is stored under C:\Documents and Settings\{user profile}\Local Settings whereas Windows 98 is stored under c:\win98. IEHistoryView is capable to auto detect the history folder when it is first launched and set is as default. However, you can change the default history folder at your preference by going to File -> Select History Folder. Another powerful feature of this tool is, you are allowed to translate all menus to any language as you prefer, by following below instructions:

1) Open dos prompt, cd to the directory of iehv.exe
2) Type ‘iehv.exe /savelangfile’ in the command prompt and press enter
3) iehv_lng.ini file is created in the current folder, edit this file with notepad and translate it to any language as you like, then save it.
4) Launch iehv.exe, you will see all menus are displayed in the language you have translated to.
5) You can restore the setting back to original by deleting iehv_lng.ini.

This tool is compatible with any version of Windows operating system installed with Internet Explorer version 4.00 and above. It has also tested working fine with Internet Explorer 8.0 beta version. It is a standalone freeware that comes together with 3 files in a package (iehv.exe , iehv.chm, readme.txt). It doesn’t require any installation, what user needs to do is just go to here to download this package which only consume 61.3KB of your hardisk space, and launch this application by executing the exe file.