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Old 08-25-2018, 06:15 PM   #1
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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?

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InfoFind may be able to find it.
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The 'InfoFind' link won't work - tried it in 4 browsers.
This guide might help:
https://www.bullguard.com/blog/2014/...ry-data-easily
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He is correct Spunk link seems kaput.
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Info find no. https://www.bullguard.com/blog/2014/...ry-data-easily yes.

To get to Spunk's link try Googling omnicognic. That will get you there.
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Seems to work Omnicognic | Downloads
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That link wont open in Edge, Firefox, Opera or Chrome.


All the OP has to do is go to omnicognic.com and click on 'downloads'
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As with many posted links on the TSF site, you have to remove the S in https:// to view this site.
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As with many posted links on the TSF site, you have to remove the S in https:// to view the site.

A user has no need to do any of that if they just search 'omnicognic' or type omnicognic.com in address bar.
Printing links here that don't work unless altering the initial http address is unhelpful.
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In this case deleting the s doesn't work because about:blank is the only response.
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It takes a long time to try and load the page, while About Blank shows and then it Times Out you get the message "This site can't be reached" Then you can edit the S out of the Address and it will load properly. Tested on Chrome, Edge and Opera

I didn't create web page!
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The same posts about this still apply - posting links here that don't work unless altering the initial http address is unhelpful.

Just typing omnicognic in search gets what they want. Why makes life difficult when it's not necessary?



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It takes a long time to try and load the page, while About Blank shows and then it Times Out you get the message "This site can't be reached" Then you can edit the S out of the Address and it will load properly. Tested on Chrome, Edge and Opera

I didn't create web page!
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Unfortunately it is not within our control to fix this issue, it is being worked on however tracking down what exactly is the cause is proving challenging so trust me when I tell you it is as frustrating for us as it is you when links do not work, I will also add that some sites have their own issues which is nothing to do with us and we try to find alternate ways to them so your suggestion would be one of them.
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