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I have lost my History in SAP, what to do?


I´m running SAP GUI 7.30 patch level 8

Suddenly all my history is gone I have checked my history configuration, amd it seems to be correct, see below

In the directory for Input History (on my computer) following files are located

They haven´t been updated since 2015-10-29

What is wrong?

What can I do to fix this?

Best Regards

Peter Sundberg

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    Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 01:45 AM

    Dear Peter,

    I think the most effective way is to delete or rename the history file under directory for input history and check the history will work again or not.

    Best regards,


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  • Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 05:20 PM

    Hello Peter,

    This is a common question that comes up frequently in this forum. Have a look, for instance, at and . Please be aware that asking questions that have been asked (and answered) many times before can be a reason for moderators to remove the question. That said...

    There was a problem with SAPGUI 7.30 in patch 5 that was solved in patch 6, but you're past that. However, that problem was related to Microsoft Office components that are required for the history function to work, and it is entirely possible that one of these is at fault. Have a look at these SAP Notes:

    199527: Input history for SAP GUI for Windows

    1899617: History: fallback to old MS Jet driver in 64 bit system

    2238623: History: might not work after MS Office 365 or 2013 upgrade: 32-bit version of MS ACE is required!

    Also, make sure you haven't inadvertently switched on "Low Speed Connection" as an option for your SAPLogon connection entry for the system. History doesn't work in this mode.

    Finally, if your history files (on your PC) have become corrupt for some reason, you may need to delete the files and start afresh to get it working again. You'll lose the old history, of course, but it will work going forward. Instructions are in the forum threads and Notes listed for this.

    Also, patch 8 is quite old. You should seriously consider updating the patch level of the SAPGUI.



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