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How to Delete Your Browsing History
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Deleting your browsing history is important for all those who use computers but it has a special significance for internet marketers and those who run an on-line business, as they depend on their computers. Your browsing history is significant because it is created by your operating system and every item that you view on the internet is saved on your hard disk drive. This is there to assist you because when you go back to that page it can be loaded from your hard drive rather than from the internet, which makes it much quicker. The down side to this is that over time space is taken up on your computer; so it is useful to do some housekeeping and clear your history every now and again. This also helps with privacy, as it prevents someone from checking which sites you have visited.

There are various ways of going about this depending on the operating system you use. Before you delete files, it is a good idea to check what is listed in your history.

If you are using Internet Explorer to view your files you will need to:

1. Click on the tools icon, in the top right hand corner, (just under the “x” which closes the
page). Or use “Alt + X”.
2. Choose “Internet Options”.
3. Then “Settings”, which is under the “Browsing history” section.
4. Click on the “View files” button to bring up a list of your history.

To delete the files:

1. Click on the tools icon.
2. Choose “Safety” from the drop down list
3. Click on “Delete browsing history”.
4. This will bring up a list of options and you need to place a tick against items you wish to
remove. (If you are unsure of what to delete click on the “About deleting browsing
history” link for assistance).
5. Click on the “delete” button at the bottom of the section.

If you are using Google Chrome, check your history by clicking on the icon that resembles a “wrench”, which is on the top right hand side of the page and click on the “history” option.

To delete the history:

1. Click on the “wrench”, and choose “history”.
2. Click on “Clear all browsing data” near the top left of the page.
3. Tick “Clear browsing history”.
4. Use the drop down menu to choose how much history you wish to delete. Choosing “the
beginning of time” will delete everything.
5. Click on ““Clear browsing data”.

You can also delete items from your desktop:

1. Click on “Start”
2. Choose “Control Panel”, followed by “Internet Options”.
3. Under the “General” tab look for the “Browsing history” section.
4. Click on the “delete” button.
5. Tick “History” and “Download History”. (You also have the option to delete other items).
6. Click on delete and wait for the system to complete the deletions.

So choose whichever method is relevant for your operating system but the most important point is that deleting your browsing history, is rather like clearing out a drawer. It makes it much easier and quicker for your computer to find your items and anything that speeds up your working day will always be welcome.




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Julie Klein    421 day(s) ago
This is a great reminder for us all. There are definite advantages to clearing your history PLUS cookies & cache. I'll post this on Pinterest & Twitter.
 
Betty Hendricks    431 day(s) ago
this is very beneficial so I am sharing it again. success to you.
 
Barbara Blevins   432 day(s) ago
This is a great help for many internet marketers Lesley ! Sharing this for you - have a good weekend.
 
Marlene Harris   433 day(s) ago
This is info that all internet users should be aware of, but many are not! Thanks for sharing Lesley!
 
Shiva Kumar   433 day(s) ago
thank you for sharing the useful information lesley.
 
Sabrina Tutt   434 day(s) ago
Thanks for sharing this important information, especially if people share computers.
 
Edwin Wilson    434 day(s) ago
Hi lesley, thank you for some very practical advice.
 
Betty Hendricks    434 day(s) ago
very informative. lots to take away from it. will share.
 
Don Sabelhaus     434 day(s) ago
Lesley, thanks for a great informative article. It's easy to assume everyone knows about clearing your browser history, if you've been on the internet for awhile, but just the opposite is true, many know very little about this necessary task. Thanks for sharing my friend. TB&L
 
Bill Bateman    436 day(s) ago
I think we often forget the large numbers of people of all ages that are coming online for the first time every single day somewhere in the world. Thanks for great information on one of the vital basics.
 
Ann Pitz   436 day(s) ago
Thankyou for sharing Lesley, alot of people don't know how to delete their history etc, very important to know. Great directions. Going to twitter land with it.
 
Devin L    436 day(s) ago
Lesley this is priceless information i use the method you posted up here every day thank you for your message have a wonderful day.
 
Dennis Thorgesen   436 day(s) ago
We have learned that clearing the browsing history makes sense. On the primary computer on any given day an average 50 blogs or websites/splash pages are open. These are mostly new blogs and sites which fills up the hard drive fast. Most will never be opened again. Removing them clears space so we can keep going.
 
Lonnie E. Shipe, M.A.     441 day(s) ago
This is important to know
 
Deana Hodell   443 day(s) ago
Thank you Lesley, this is great information.
 
Lonnie E. Shipe, M.A.     443 day(s) ago
Thanks Lesley
 
Tommy Knighton   446 day(s) ago
Thanks for sharing this blog with us Julie. Shared to Google Plus for you!
 
Jason chisom   446 day(s) ago
Thanks for sharing this awesome information with us
 
Lonnie E. Shipe, M.A.     446 day(s) ago
A good tool to use
 
Susan Mathias   448 day(s) ago
A great tip. Thanks for sharing
 
CR Bagley   448 day(s) ago
Lesley, thanks for sharing this very useful info.. Shared
 
Lonnie E. Shipe, M.A.     448 day(s) ago
Great tips Leslie thank you.
 
Vincent Cameron   449 day(s) ago
I love seeing people helping people nice tip Lesley. The short key hold "Ctrl + Shift + Delete" on your keyboard and it will bring up your delete history window.
 
Keith Humphries   450 day(s) ago
Thank you for sharing this advice Lesley, many people are unaware of the simplicity of staying safe from snoopers.
 
Lonnie E. Shipe, M.A.     450 day(s) ago
There are too many snoops around.
 
Trudi Goodwin   454 day(s) ago
This is must have info to protect privacy. Thank you for sharing.
 
Robert Myers   456 day(s) ago
Thanks for sharing. Great Info!
 
Tim Wycislak    456 day(s) ago
Deleting your browsing history is a must if privacy is a concern. Do it often. Nice post :)
 
Robert Coaster   507 day(s) ago
Hi Lesley thanks for sharing your article on how to delete your browsing history. I used to work in a call center doing website support for a bank. I was suprised about how many people didn't know how and why they should delete their browing history regularly. Will tweet this article for you have a nice day!
 
Lonnie E. Shipe, M.A.     507 day(s) ago
Great information here thank you Leslie
 
Brandon J Urquhart   514 day(s) ago
Nice press release with great information! Sometimes I forget how to do this!
 
Carol Gathers   767 day(s) ago
This is very good information to share with those that are not familiar with how clearing your history. Very Good Blog. Great details.
 


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