1st August 2015, 01:35 #1
Internet Explorer URL dropdown list has disappeared - now it is blank
Today I noticed that the URL bar of sites I've visited in IE9 (64-bit) is completely empty. For the past 2-3 years or so, it's had the same listing of websites in the dropdown, but now they are gone and it's blank. I did not delete the browsing history or do anything to cause this, so I'm very puzzled.
Some background that might be helpful: This not my personal IE browser. It's accessed within a system through my work network. It opens as the default browser when I click on a pre-set tab within a record-keeping software platform used by my work (a large company). I can also access it by proxy when I am logged in to work from home, by clicking the same tab. For the past 2-3 years, I've been able to access all the URLs in the dropdown, whether logged in from home or at work.
My question is, why is the URL bar suddenly empty, when I know I didn't delete anything or clear any history? I'm wondering if they "timed out" -- is there a time limit on how long IE stores them? Or, Could it be that my workplace's system admin reconfigured/updated some sort of setting, and that's why they're gone?
Any help or insight would be appreciated. Thanks, Sam
1st August 2015, 13:54 #2
Maybe some junk and traces cleaner cleaned it up.
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