I have a Dell E1505 laptop with private data and web addresses on it. The laptop blew out due to a motherboard issue while I was on a non-public court system site. I’ve signed nondisclosure agreements about this data and these sites so I have to be careful about who sees it. I have always cleared browser history before shutting down, but had no chance to this time since the computer went off with no warning.
I really need to get this laptop repaired since it has several programs loaded that I can’t put on another computer without paying for new licenses which I can’t afford. I have another Dell E1505 laptop with a slightly different setup, but in surfing around it appears I can’t drop the HD from the dead laptop into the other one. I have no idea who might be snooping at the repair shop so I plan to get a USB external drive enclosure and use it to pull any sensitive documents and files I can’t afford to lose from the HD.
I also need to clear the browser history and have read the articles here about that process, but they all see to apply to the system drive in a working laptop. I was using IE8 on a Windows XP Dell E1505 when it shut down.
Is there any way to clear to clear the browser history on a drive set up as an external? Thanks in advance for your help.