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Clear Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) Browser History & Temp Files

In a previous Tutorial, I talked about for Internet Explorer Browsers prior to IE7.  With IE7, Microsoft actually provides a MUCH easier solution which only requires a few simple clicks.  This is a really Quick How-To so let’s get right to it.



 1.   Inside IE7, Click Tools, Delete Browsing History

Clear Internet Explorer Broser History, Temp Files and other Privacy Information


Clear Internet Explorer Broser History, Temp Files and other Privacy InformationFrom the Delete Browsing History Box, you have the options to delete Temporary Internet Files, Cookies, Browser History, Form Data and Stored Passwords.  At the VERY least I recommend you regularly delete all Temp. Internet Files and Cookies (from a privacy standpoint).


2.   Alternatively, Click Delete All (or the NUKE button as I call it) which will delete all these files including the option to delete Files and Settings from Add-On programs as well.


All done!  You should be good to go at this point.  If your interested in How-To Clear the Browser History from Either a Batch File or from the Command line, check out these 2 How-To Tutorials:


Automatically Clear IE7 Browser Temporary Files at Exit

Create a Batch File to Delete IE7 Browser History and Temp Files



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5 Responses to Clear Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) Browser History & Temp Files

  1. Tony September 27, 2008 at 12:24 pm #

    Good tip but I prefer the howto you wrote to just script the process

    keep this stuff coming!

  2. MrGroove October 4, 2008 at 1:29 am #

    @Tony – Thanks for the Feedback. I went a little How-To crazy with the Browser History How To Articles. Glad to see you enjoyed a few of em 😉

  3. Anne Beckett April 6, 2009 at 12:36 pm #

    What does one do when the Tools Menu (on browser).. Internet options will not open? Since I added ie7, I have had a problem in clearing cache or making ANY changes in ie preferences as the “Internet Options” box flashes open and closed.
    Any idea for that problem??

  4. beverly springer June 6, 2010 at 3:07 am #

    i want to get rid of temp cookies on a daily basis

  5. Freebies July 11, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    I am sure that is helpful ideas, are you going to write a more intricate blog though? It seems I’m a bit confused on where you’re coming from.

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