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As you know, the browser keeps track of the places you have visited on the
internet. How do you clear it of those places? I am using Internet Explorer
on the Windows XP Home Edition software.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    To delete *all* Temporary Internet Files...

    1) Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
    Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
    Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
    Best to do this with all instances of Internet Explorer closed. Especially
    if there are a large number of files.
    2) On the General Tab, in the middle of the screen, click on Delete Files
    3) Check the box ? Delete all offline content {This cleans >> C:\Documents
    and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files AND
    C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
    Files\Content.IE5 and \Content.MSO
    4) Click on OK and wait for the hourglass icon to stop after it deletes the
    temporary internet files
    5) You can now click on Delete Cookies and click OK to delete cookies that
    websites have placed on your hard drive.
    -----

    If you want, try this: Open IE | Tools | Internet Options | Advanced tab |
    scroll down to the bottom | check: Empty Temporary Internet Files folder
    when browser is closed | click Apply | OK. Entirely up to you, but if you
    want to be rid of this, it is done automatically. Deletes the content of
    C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
    Files but not the Content.IE5 or Content.MSO folders.

    Also: Start IE | Tools | Internet Options | General tab | Days to keep
    pages in history: 0 | Apply | OK.

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.
    Wes

    In news:2904D908-10DF-47DC-A1E8-4DE51958E5EB@microsoft.com,
    Newbee <Newbee@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > As you know, the browser keeps track of the places you have visited
    > on the internet. How do you clear it of those places? I am using
    > Internet Explorer on the Windows XP Home Edition software.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Open Internet Explorer and go to Tools > Internet Options > General tab >
    Temporary Internet Files - Delete Files button > place a checkmark in
    'Delete all offline content' > OK

    Ted Zieglar

    "Newbee" <Newbee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2904D908-10DF-47DC-A1E8-4DE51958E5EB@microsoft.com...
    > As you know, the browser keeps track of the places you have visited on the
    > internet. How do you clear it of those places? I am using Internet
    > Explorer
    > on the Windows XP Home Edition software.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Does this also get rid of the history of searches? I know I can turn off
    the autocomplete, but it is easily turned back on.

    "Wesley Vogel" wrote:

    > To delete *all* Temporary Internet Files...
    >
    > 1) Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
    > Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
    > Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
    > Best to do this with all instances of Internet Explorer closed. Especially
    > if there are a large number of files.
    > 2) On the General Tab, in the middle of the screen, click on Delete Files
    > 3) Check the box Â? Delete all offline content {This cleans >> C:\Documents
    > and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files AND
    > C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
    > Files\Content.IE5 and \Content.MSO
    > 4) Click on OK and wait for the hourglass icon to stop after it deletes the
    > temporary internet files
    > 5) You can now click on Delete Cookies and click OK to delete cookies that
    > websites have placed on your hard drive.
    > -----
    >
    > If you want, try this: Open IE | Tools | Internet Options | Advanced tab |
    > scroll down to the bottom | check: Empty Temporary Internet Files folder
    > when browser is closed | click Apply | OK. Entirely up to you, but if you
    > want to be rid of this, it is done automatically. Deletes the content of
    > C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
    > Files but not the Content.IE5 or Content.MSO folders.
    >
    > Also: Start IE | Tools | Internet Options | General tab | Days to keep
    > pages in history: 0 | Apply | OK.
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    > Wes
    >
    > In news:2904D908-10DF-47DC-A1E8-4DE51958E5EB@microsoft.com,
    > Newbee <Newbee@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > > As you know, the browser keeps track of the places you have visited
    > > on the internet. How do you clear it of those places? I am using
    > > Internet Explorer on the Windows XP Home Edition software.
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    No. Unless History is set to 0 days.

    Start IE | Tools | Internet Options | General tab | Days to
    keep pages in history: 0 | Apply | OK.

    Otherwise...

    To delete Autocomplete entries from the Address bar list

    [[The AutoComplete feature saves previous entries you've made for Web
    addresses, forms, and passwords. To delete entries from the Address bar, you
    must clear your History folder. You cannot clear individual entries from the
    list of saved entries.

    1. On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options.
    2. Click the General tab.
    3. Under History, click Clear History.

    Notes
    When typing information in Web forms, and typing passwords, you can remove
    an item from the list of suggestions by clicking the item and then pressing
    the DELETE key. ]]

    Also...

    Clear IE History, AutoComplete, Clear the TIF, Clear the Run MRU, Typed
    URL's
    and Clear List:

    XP Start Menu:
    Right click the Start button | Properties | Customize button | Advanced tab
    | Recent Documents | Clear List.

    Classic Start Menu:
    Right click the Start button | Properties | Customize button | Clear button

    Clear button
    [[Removes the list of recently accessed documents, programs, and Web sites
    from the Documents menu.]]
    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.
    Wes

    In news:49574989-A2CD-496A-A882-3A6E09A326E6@microsoft.com,
    Jean <Jean@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > Does this also get rid of the history of searches? I know I can
    > turn off the autocomplete, but it is easily turned back on.
    >
    > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    >
    >> To delete *all* Temporary Internet Files...
    >>
    >> 1) Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
    >> Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
    >> Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
    >> Best to do this with all instances of Internet Explorer closed.
    >> Especially if there are a large number of files.
    >> 2) On the General Tab, in the middle of the screen, click on Delete
    >> Files 3) Check the box Â? Delete all offline content {This cleans
    >> >> C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary
    >> Internet Files AND C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local
    >> Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 and \Content.MSO
    >> 4) Click on OK and wait for the hourglass icon to stop after it
    >> deletes the temporary internet files
    >> 5) You can now click on Delete Cookies and click OK to delete
    >> cookies that websites have placed on your hard drive.
    >> -----
    >>
    >> If you want, try this: Open IE | Tools | Internet Options |
    >> Advanced tab | scroll down to the bottom | check: Empty Temporary
    >> Internet Files folder when browser is closed | click Apply | OK.
    >> Entirely up to you, but if you want to be rid of this, it is done
    >> automatically. Deletes the content of C:\Documents and
    >> Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files but
    >> not the Content.IE5 or Content.MSO folders.
    >>
    >> Also: Start IE | Tools | Internet Options | General tab | Days to
    >> keep pages in history: 0 | Apply | OK.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >> Wes
    >>
    >> In news:2904D908-10DF-47DC-A1E8-4DE51958E5EB@microsoft.com,
    >> Newbee <Newbee@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    >>> As you know, the browser keeps track of the places you have visited
    >>> on the internet. How do you clear it of those places? I am using
    >>> Internet Explorer on the Windows XP Home Edition software.
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    "Jean" <Jean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:49574989-A2CD-496A-A882-3A6E09A326E6@microsoft.com
    > Does this also get rid of the history of searches? I know I can
    > turn off the autocomplete, but it is easily turned back on.
    >
    > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    >
    >> To delete *all* Temporary Internet Files...
    >>
    >> 1) Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
    >> Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
    >> Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
    >> Best to do this with all instances of Internet Explorer closed.
    >> Especially if there are a large number of files.
    >> 2) On the General Tab, in the middle of the screen, click on Delete
    >> Files 3) Check the box Â? Delete all offline content {This cleans
    >> >> C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary
    >> Internet Files AND C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local
    >> Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 and \Content.MSO
    >> 4) Click on OK and wait for the hourglass icon to stop after it
    >> deletes the temporary internet files
    >> 5) You can now click on Delete Cookies and click OK to delete
    >> cookies that websites have placed on your hard drive.
    >> -----
    >>
    >> If you want, try this: Open IE | Tools | Internet Options |
    >> Advanced tab | scroll down to the bottom | check: Empty Temporary
    >> Internet Files folder when browser is closed | click Apply | OK.
    >> Entirely up to you, but if you want to be rid of this, it is done
    >> automatically. Deletes the content of C:\Documents and
    >> Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files but
    >> not the Content.IE5 or Content.MSO folders.
    >>
    >> Also: Start IE | Tools | Internet Options | General tab | Days to
    >> keep pages in history: 0 | Apply | OK.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >> Wes
    >>
    >> In news:2904D908-10DF-47DC-A1E8-4DE51958E5EB@microsoft.com,
    >> Newbee <Newbee@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    >>> As you know, the browser keeps track of the places you have visited
    >>> on the internet. How do you clear it of those places? I am using
    >>> Internet Explorer on the Windows XP Home Edition software.

    Tools | Internet Options | Content | AutoComplete | Clear Forms

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