Department of Energy Argonne National Laboratory Office of Science NEWTON's Homepage NEWTON's Homepage
NEWTON, Ask A Scientist!
NEWTON Home Page NEWTON Teachers Visit Our Archives Ask A Question How To Ask A Question Question of the Week Our Expert Scientists Volunteer at NEWTON! Frequently Asked Questions Referencing NEWTON About NEWTON About Ask A Scientist Education At Argonne Google History
Name: Joe D.
Status: Other
Age: Old
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: May 2002


Question:
When search engines as Google brings up information, I see it appearing or recorded under "HISTORY" and held there for a specified time. What happens to all that information then? Is it trashed somewhere? Is it recoverable? If so how? Does it land up on hard drive also? I have a Millennium 2000 computer. Thank you. I just recently discovered your "Ask A Scientist" Program and I think it is terrific.



Replies:
Joe, this is a great question. When using Microsoft Internet Explorer to browse the web, one of the features bundled into this program is the ability to save your history of visited web pages. Web pages have a unique identifier that is used to locate them on the Internet, this unique identifier is called a URL, (universal resource locator) some times URLs can be quite large and hard to remember. That is why Internet Explorer will save them for you, in your "History" folder. Internet Explorer by default will save them for 20 days, you can configure this setting to what ever you would like. The history information is saved on the hard drive and can be recovered if necessary. I hope this answers your question.

Thanks for using NEWTON.
Joe Noga


Click here to return to the Computer Science Archives

NEWTON is an electronic community for Science, Math, and Computer Science K-12 Educators, sponsored and operated by Argonne National Laboratory's Educational Programs, Andrew Skipor, Ph.D., Head of Educational Programs.

For assistance with NEWTON contact a System Operator (help@newton.dep.anl.gov), or at Argonne's Educational Programs

NEWTON AND ASK A SCIENTIST
Educational Programs
Building 360
9700 S. Cass Ave.
Argonne, Illinois
60439-4845, USA
Update: June 2012
Weclome To Newton

Argonne National Laboratory