Clear Browser History

Internet Explorer Usersmother-wtih-child

Viewing History

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and above users can view their history files by clicking the “Tools” menu, “Internet Options”, clicking the “Settings” button under the Browsing history, and then clicking the “View Files” button.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x users can view their history files by clicking the “Tools” menu, “Internet Options”, clicking the “Settings” button, and then clicking the “View Files” button.

Deleting History

  • Microsoft Windows users running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x and 7.x can delete their history files by clicking the “Tools” menu, “Internet Options”, and clicking the “Delete Files” or “Delete” button. Users also have the option of automatically deleting files each time the close the browser window by clicking the “Advanced” tab and checking “Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed” under the “Security” section.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x users on an Apple Macintosh can delete the history by clicking the “Hard Drive” icon, “System”, “Preferences”, “Explorer”, and moving the history file into the trash.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 and lower users can delete their history by clicking the “View” menu, “Options”, open the tab “Advanced”, click the “Settings” tab, and click the “Empty Folder” button.

Firefox Users

Viewing History

  • Click the menu button New Fx Menu
  • Click “History”.
  • Click “View History Sidebar
  • Users using earlier versions of Mozilla Firefox can also view their history by clicking “Go” and clicking “History”.

Deleting History

  • Click the menu button New Fx Menu
  • Click “History”.
  • Click “Clear Recent History
  • Select the timeframe of history to delete.

More information on clearing history in Firefox.

Chrome Users

Viewing History

  • In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu
  • Select “History”.

Deleting History

  • Follow previous steps to View History
  • Click the button Clear browsing data. A dialog will appear.
  • From the drop-down menu, select how much history you want to delete. To clear your entire browsing history, select the beginning of time.
  • Check the boxes for the data you want Chrome to clear, including “browsing history.”
  • Click the button Clear browsing data.

More information on clearing history in Chrome.