How do I clear Internet Explorers History?

A. Internet Explorer keeps a history of the sites you visit and can be viewed by clicking the History button on the toolbar. If you wish to clear this History perform the following

IE 4

  1. Select "Internet Options" from the View menu
  2. In the History section click "Clear History" (you can also set the number of days to keep history for)
  3. Click Yes to the confirmation
  4. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box

IE 5

Same as above except Internet Options is under the Tools menu

The History files are actually stored under the directory %systemroot%\Profiles\<user name>\History\History however the permissions on the files are complex so deleting manually is not advised.

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