How to Save History in Internet Explorer

Are you doing internet research and wanting to save your browsing history without creating new bookmarks? Find the right folder and keep a backup copy of all your perusing.


  • TIP: There are free programs that you can download that will pull the URLs from your history file and allow you to save them in HTML or as a text file.
  • Step 1: Save the document in an easily remembered location on your hard drive or on your desktop and access it whenever you need it.
  • FACT: Internet Explorer did not start using its "E" logo until Internet Explorer 3.0 was released in 1996.
  • Step 2: Open a new document in Microsoft Word or another word processing program and paste each selected page, using Control-V, into the document.
  • Step 3: Choose the page from the history list you want to save, right-click, and select Copy.
  • Step 4: Select History from the drop-down menu by clicking on it.
  • TIP: For newer versions of Explorer, you may have to click on the Favorites button at the top of the window and then open the History tab from the drop-down menu.
  • Step 5: Open Internet Explorer on you computer and click File on the menu bar.

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