Going by the number of incidents of information breach, all Internet users are concerned about the security of data they enter into online forms or different websites. If not for security reasons, one might not want others to see where she/he has been on the Internet. You can manage such situations if you know how to delete browsing history.
It makes sense here to first understand what browsing history is and how is it created. All the sites you visit, all the images and videos you view, all the documents you use and any other activity you perform get saved as browsing history in your hard disk. This means that anyone can see what you have been doing on the Internet, especially in case of shared computers. Moreover, browsing history consumes the valuable disk space on your computer. As a result, your system slows down.
Therefore, it is important to know how to erase the Internet history from any browser you use in Windows.
Different web browsers involve different ways of clearing the Internet browsing history. This article focuses on Microsoft Internet Explorer users. Follow the guidelines mentioned below to view and delete browsing history:
How to view Internet History
For Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and above, go to the “Tools” menu and select “Internet Options” from there. From the Browsing history option, click the “Settings” button and then finally click the “View Files” button to see history files.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x users can view their Internet history by clicking the “Tools” menu, “Internet Options”, clicking the “Settings” button, and then clicking the “View Files” button.
How to delete Internet History
If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x and 7.x, you need to click the “Tools” menu and select “Internet Options”. From there, click the “Delete Files” or “Delete” button. Users can also automatically delete files each time while closing the browser window by clicking the “Advanced” tab and checking “Empty Temporary Internet Files folderâ€ť under the “Security” section.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x users on an Apple Macintosh can delete the history by first clicking the “Hard Drive” icon, then selecting “System”, “Preferences”, “Explorer”, and eventually moving the history files into the trash.
To perform the procedure in Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 and lower versions, you should click the “View” menu, and then “Options”. Then you need to open the tab “Advanced” and click the “Settings” tab. To end with, click the “Empty Folder” button.