Ways to clear history from Internet Explorer®
What are the ways to clear browsing history of Internet Explorer?
When you search for different web pages or websites, every bit of information you search for gets stored on your browser. Even if you are not the user, others can easily get access to what you have browsed. If you have accessed some personal websites, then it can be viewed by the next person working on your computer and your privacy is gone. It gives opportunities to hackers who are constantly keeping track of information for what you search. Some critical information include Applets, log in names and passwords also get saved permanently if you do not have proper knowledge of how to delete web history. In such a situation, anyone can access your accounts over Internet and misuse your personal information and data.
The different steps to delete history and tips to fix errors on Internet Explorer are discussed below:
- Ways to delete browsing history
- Tips to fix errors
Ways to delete browsing history
To delete browser history in Internet Explorer, you need to press 'Start' and go to Control Panel. From Control Panel, you need to select 'Internet Options'. Then you need to double-click 'Internet Options', and it will give you a window in which the general tab will give you an option to delete the history. You will see an option which will say 'History', and you get an option to delete history files and also get an option to delete it according to the days.
When you try and delete browsing history files from your system, you may get different errors during the process. You might get an error saying you do not have the right to delete history files. In such a situation you will find it difficult to remove specified files from the system. If any process is running, you will find it difficult to delete its related files.
The reason for you not being able to delete history files is due to access denied error. There are two situations in which you get a access denied message. One is when some process is running and you are trying to delete the related file. In such a situation, you need to close the process and then try to delete the file. At times, only the administrator can delete the history files from the system. So you need to make sure that you have the relevant right to perform the process.
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