Delete webpage history

Published 12/05/2004 16:43   |    Updated 23/04/2008 14:07

How do I delete my webpage history?

As you browse the web, Internet Explorer stores information about the websites you visit and information that you're frequently asked to provide (for example, your name and address). The following is a list of the type of information that Internet Explorer stores:

  • Temporary Internet files
  • Cookies
  • A history of the websites you've visited
  • Information that you've entered into websites or the Address bar (this includes things such as your name, address, and the website addresses that you've visited before)
  • Saved web passwords
  • Temporary information stored by browser add-ons.

Usually, it is helpful to have this information stored on your computer because it can improve web browsing speed or automatically provide information so you don't have to type it in over and over. You might want to delete that information if you're cleaning up your computer or are using a public computer and do not want any of your personal information to be left behind.


 
To delete all information

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the Tools button, and then click Delete Browsing History
  3. Click Delete all, and then click Yes.  


 
To delete a specific category of information

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer
  2. Click the Tools button, and then click Delete Browsing History
  3. Click the Delete button next to the category of information you want to delete, click Yes, and then click Close

 

Notes

  • You should close Internet Explorer when you're done to clear cookies that are still in memory from your current browsing session. This is especially important when using a public or kiosk computer.
  • Deleting all browsing history does not delete your list of favourites or subscribed feeds. It only deletes temporary files, browsing history, cookies, saved form information, and saved passwords.

 


 

See also: How do I reset my Internet Explorer settings

 

and How do browser add-ons affect my computer?

 

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