Can't clear your history?

Question

In the past I have been able to delete web sites visited by 'clearing history' on my internet options tab....but recently, when I do this, and I revisit the Internet, the address drop-down box retains past sites.

How can I clear this out?

Answer

This question was answered on January 26, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

CAUSE

This problem may occur if another process has the history locked when you click Clear History

RESOLUTION

To work around this problem: 1 Quit all running programs

2 In Control Panel, double-click Internet Options

3 On the General tab, click Clear History

4 Click Yes, and then click OK

5 Restart Internet Explorer

6 If the problem persists, restart your computer in Safe mode, and then repeat steps 1 through 5

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Author

Posted by Eramilde of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 26, 2005