How do I clear my Internet browser history?

Question

How can I erase the browser history?

Answer

This question was answered on June 12, 2007. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Microsoft Internet Explorer users:

-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

Mozilla Firefox users:

-Mozilla Firefox 1.0 users can clear their history by clicking the "Tools" menu, "Options", clicking the "Piracy" button, and under "History" click the "Clear" button.

Netscape Navigator users:

-Netscape users can delete their history files by clicking the "Edit" menu, "Preferences", "History", and click the "Clear History" button

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Posted by Ryan of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on June 12, 2007