Is there a way to view private browsing history from a few days ago on a Mac?

by on September 21, 2012

Q: I have a 2.1 macbook and I know the code to use terminal to view private browsing history from today but is there a way to view the private browsing history from yesterday or days ago?


6 Responses to “Is there a way to view private browsing history from a few days ago on a Mac?”
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    Nope. Private browsing history isn’t stored on the harddrive. Hence “private” 🙂

     
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      You can view the private browsing history with a code on terminal but it only shows the current days activity.

       
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    I have been able to view private browsing using terminal but I can only see it for the current day. Does anyone know how to look further back?

     
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    What is this terminal command you’re using to view for the current day?

     
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      Wouldn’t you like to know…..

      Just kidding. It’s this:

      dscacheutil -cachedump -entries Host

      I just don’t know how to get it to go farther back.

       
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        Oh okay, you’re viewing the DNS cache. Not truly browser history, but it viewing the DNS cache will show domain names the computer has recently accessed.

        It’s a DNS cache, and not history, so older data simply isn’t stored there.