IE History not saving

A client had a problem recently where their VMware View desktops were not saving any browsing History in IE 11.


The cause turned out to be the system attribute was missing for the History folder in the user profile (%localappdata%).  This can be added back via the command line using the below:

attrib +s "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\History"

The client is using VMware UEM for profile management so this fix was simple to rol out using logon task. It runs silently by default so a really quick and neat fix.