Video:Delete Browser History in IE8with Shane Murphy
Keep track of your online privacy by knowing how to manage your browsing history in Internet Explorer 8.See Transcript
Transcript:Delete Browser History in IE8Hi, I’m Shane Murphy, your technology Guru for About.com. Today we’ll show how to view and delete your browsing history in Internet Explorer 8.
Knowing exactly how to manage your browsing history is an essential tool for keeping close track of your online privacy. Luckily, Internet Explorer makes this relatively easy.
How to Delete Browser History in IE8To begin, head up the top right of the browser and click on the Safety tab. Click the first option, “Delete Browser History”. This will bring up a new window showing you the different kind of browsing records and files you can delete.
The one we’re interested in is the third from the top, titled “History”. Check the box next to it and any other box for a category you’d like to clean up and hit delete.
How to Automatically Delete Browser History in IE8You can also set Internet Explorer to automatically delete your history. Access this by first clicking on “Tools” in the top right, then “Internet Options” on the very bottom. Click on the “General” tab if it’s not open already.
Under the headline “Browsing History”, you can also delete your records by hitting the delete button. Click “Settings” to the right. At the bottom of this new window, you can control how many days Internet Explorer will save your internet history.
How to View History in IE8If you wanted to just view your history, click on the yellow star and favorites button on the top left of your browser. Now click the history tab and Internet Explorer will show you all the websites you’ve visited, organized by date or other criteria that you can set.
Check out About.com’s dedicated web browser pages for more useful information on customizing your browsing experience. Thanks for watching…to learn more, visit About.com!
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