Dave-H Posted March 11, 2010 Share Posted March 11, 2010 Hi, this is my first post in this forum, having recently upgraded my old faithful Windows 2000 installation to XP SP3. I have upgraded everything I can to the latest versions, including IE, and am now using IE8.Everything seems to be fine apart from one strange problem.The History information is not showing, all it shows is a "Search History" dropdown, and nothing else.This is the case both in Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.I did some research on this, and while it doesn't seem to be a unique problem, there seems to be only a few suggestions for fixes, none of which worked in my case when I tried them.I then by pure chance, found something very strange.I use a program called "Run" on my desktop, which allows me to run applications from one click on a button in a window. It's an ancient 16 bit program, that doesn't even recognise non 8.3 DOS file names, but it has always worked fine.It will only run executable files, not shortcuts.I use it to run IE and Windows Explorer among many other programs.I found by pure chance that if I run IE or Explorer using a "proper" shortcut, the History works, but not if I run it using the "Run" program!What the difference is I completely fail to see.The "target" command line and the "start in" path is exactly the same in the "Run" program as it is on the shortcut, so why would they produce different results?I am baffled!This did not happen with IE6 SP1, which is what I had to use with Windows 2000 of course.I did briefly have IE6 SP2 before I upgraded to IE8, but I'm afraid that I didn't notice whether this happened with that version or not.I've tried experimenting with running the IE shortcut from the "Run" program instead of running the exe directly, but haven't had much success.This isn't a big problem, more just an annoying niggle, but I really would like to know why it's happening if anyone has any ideas.Thanks, Dave. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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