Your browsing history can build up over time and can be a burden on you especially if you want to keep it private. You can always make sure your internet sessions are private by using a shortcut. But if you click the wrong shortcut you will have a browsing history. Which is bad if you don’t want someone finding out what you were looking at on the internet. You know, shopping for a gift or something like that. No matter what the reason is for deleting your history, here is how to delete browsing history from Internet Explorer 8.
For this tutorial we will be using Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 8. We still recommend using the InPrivate Browsing method, when you don’t want your history recorded.
Delete Browsing History from Internet Explorer 8 or IE 8
If you do not have Internet Explorer 8 you can download it form the link below. The first step to delete your history it so open Internet Explorer 8, or IE 8. You can do this by searching for IE 8 in the Start Search, make sure to spell out Internet Explorer 8, or clicking the IE8 icon on your desktop. After IE 8 is open go to the Safety drop down and click on it.
From the drop down you will want to select Delete Browsing History. You could have also used the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+Del to accomplish this within IE 8.
The Delete Browsing History window will open. Here you will want to check all the check boxes. You can of course leave the top box for Preserve Favorites website data, if you want to keep your Favorites data in tact. You might also want to uncheck the Form data box. Just in case you do not want to erase all your form data. The other one is also Passwords. If you like storing your passwords you want to uncheck that box too. Make sure you have the right boxes check before proceeding.
After you have all your boxes you want checked click Delete and watch the process start. It might take some time depending on how much data is there. So be patient. When it is all done you can now resume your internet browsing with Internet Explorer 8, or start an InPrivate Session in IE 8 to keep things hidden.
This works with Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 , Windows Vista, or Windows XP. If you don’t have Internet Explorer 8 you can download it from here.