Clear the history of websites you've visited

This information applies to Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8.

Internet Explorer stores a history of all the websites you have visited. You can delete this information to save hard disk space or to protect your privacy.

To delete your browsing history in Internet Explorer 7

  1. Open Internet Options by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Network and Internet, and then clicking Internet Options.

  2. Click the General tab, and then, under Browsing history, click Delete.

  3. Under History, click Delete history, and then click Yes to confirm that you want to delete the history.

  4. Click Close, and then click OK.

To delete all or some of your browsing history in Internet Explorer 8

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Safety button, and then click Delete Browsing History.

  3. If you do not want to delete the cookies and files associated with websites in your Favorites list, select the Preserve Favorites website data check box.

  4. Select the check box next to each category of information you want to delete.

  5. Click Delete.