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How to Delete Microsoft Edge & IE Browsing History in Windows 10

June 16th, 2016 by Admin

Edge is Microsoft’s new built-in browser that’s meant to replace Internet Explorer. But you can continue to use Internet Explorer which is still available in Windows 10. Like any other browser, Edge keeps track of websites you’ve visited in the past. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to delete browsing history from both Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer in Windows 10.

Part 1: Delete Browsing History in Microsoft Edge

  1. After launching Edge browser, click the three dots icon on the upper-right corner. Select Settings from the drop-down menu.


  2. With the settings open, click the Choose what to clear button under “Clear browsing data”.


  3. There are some options that you want to delete or keep it like Cookies and saved website data, download history, form data, cached data, passwords, etc. But if you want to totally wipe it out, just select them all then click Clear.


Just remember, as soon as you start browsing the Web again, Edge will begin keeping your history once more, so you will have to keep clearing your history repeatedly. There is no option to configure Edge to automatically clear the browsing history upon exit.

Part 2: Delete Browsing History in Windows 10 Internet Explorer

In Windows 10, you can still access Internet Explorer by clicking the Cortana Search box on the taskbar, then typing Internet Explorer and pressing Enter. Here’s how to clear Internet Explorer browsing history in Windows 10:

  1. Launch Internet Explorer. Click on the gear wheel icon in the top right corner. Select Internet options from the drop-down menu.


  2. On the General tab, you can see the ‘Delete… ‘ button under the ‘Browsing history’ section. Click on Delete… button to continue. If you check the option “Deleting browsing history on exit“, the history data will be wiped out automatically when you exit Internet Explorer.


  3. In the dialog that comes up, you can select which parts of the browsing history to delete. Click the Delete button and your browsing history will be cleared immediately.


Automatically Delete Browsing History When Browser Exits

December 22nd, 2012 by Admin

All Web browsers keep a log of Web pages that you have visited in the past, defined as browsing history. If you’re concerned about your privacy and don’t want others to know what sites you have visited, it’s a good idea to configure your browser to automatically delete browsing history upon exit.

This tutorial will show you how to configure your Web browsers to automatically delete your browsing history every time you exit your browser.

1. Firefox

To begin, select Options from the Firefox menu. On the Options dialog box, click Privacy on the toolbar at the top. Select Use custom settings for history from the Firefox will drop-down list. To automatically clear your web history when you close Firefox, select the Clear history when Firefox closes check box.

Next click on Settings button to customize the type of history that you want cleared when you close Firefox.

2. Internet Explorer

With Internet Explorer open, click on the Tools > Internet Options. Click on the Advanced tab in the Internet Options dialog box and scroll down until you reach the Security section, make sure to check the Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed option. Click OK.


Now, you don’t have to worry about clearing your browsing history, such as downloads and cookies. Once you close the Firefox or Internet Explorer browser, the web history will be deleted by your browser automatically.