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Can System Restore in XP recover browser history?

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conceptualclarity

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I use the Maxthon browser. Recently I had a BSOD crash that wiped out the much greater part of my Maxthon history. I utilize the history a lot, so this was disconcerting.

The Maxthon history is kept in a folder under C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\. Is there any chance at all that a System Restore in XP would get this history back for me?

Computer:      DELL Dimension 2400
CPU:           Intel Pentium 4-2667 (Northwood, D1)
               2666 MHz (20.00x133.3) @ 2658 MHz (20.00x132.9)
Motherboard:   DELL 0G1548
Chipset:       Intel 845GEV (Brookdale-GEV) + ICH4
Memory:        2048 MBytes @ 166 MHz, 2.5-3-3-7
               - 1024 MB PC3200 DDR-SDRAM - Kingston K
               - 1024 MB PC3200 DDR-SDRAM - Kingston K
Graphics:      Intel 82845G/GL/GV Graphics Controller [DELL]
               Intel i845G(L) Integrated, 64 MB
Drive:         WL120GPA872, 117.2 GB, E-IDE (ATA-7)
Drive:         WDC WD2500JB-57GVC0, 244.2 GB, E-IDE (ATA-6)
Drive:         HGST HTS545050A7E380, 488.4 GB, Serial ATA 3Gb/s <-> USB
Drive:         SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252S, CD-R Writer
Sound:         Intel 82801DB(M) ICH4(-M) - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-1]
Sound:         Creative Technology SB Live! Series Audio Processor
Network:       RealTek Semiconductor RTL8139 PCI Fast Ethernet NIC [A/B/C]
OS:            Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Build 2600
Antivirus:             Avast Internet Security 18.5.2342
Firewall:            Avast Internet Security 18.5.2342
Ad Blocker:           Universal Ad Blocker
Default Browser:     Maxthon 5.2.4.1200
Secondary Browsers: SeaMonkey 2.4.94, Firefox, SlimJet


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Hi conceptualclarity,

Sorry to hear about the loss of your MX history.

 

Using A System Restore Point is unlikely (very unlikely) to help, however without knowing exactly what happened and what consequences followed, it's difficult to be precise. However as always it's your choice and you might get lucky!

 

A far better plan might be to just "re-image" your Windows XP computer using whatever up to date system image software you normally use. Choosing an image made immediately prior to the problem occurring should do the trick for you.

 

Some folks have experienced similar issues in the past, but alas, seemingly did not have the foresight to ensure that their disc imaging routine, was totally up to date and covered everything they needed, so had to take different actions... Here's two links that give further information, that you may find helps:

 

http://forum.maxthon...lp-needed-r127/

http://forum.maxthon...n-history-r207/

 

Regards

paws


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