How to delete history in Internet Explorer: instruction
Today I'll tell you how to delete a story inInternet Explorer. The article will present several methods for performing this operation. Plus, I'll make a little explanation for those who do not know what a cache is and why it is erased. So, next, you will learn how to delete the history in Internet Explorer.
Before we begin to considerinstructions, let's discuss the basics. And start with the definition of the cache and the history of visits. The cache is the personal repository of each web browser. It contains temporary files received from sites during page loading. It can be pictures, video files, audio recordings and other similar content. After the file arrives in such a repository, the browser does not have to reload the item from the web server each time, it can access it through the cache. Thus, the consumed traffic is saved and the download speed of Internet portals is increased. Another useful function of the browser is to save the pages viewed. To date, any modern Internet browser has this capability. This helps to find a site that was viewed today, yesterday or even last month. Or, for example, through the history of visits you can monitor what other people use their portals.
You probably already understood that the cache and historyvisits - these are quite useful functions of the browser "Internet Explorer". But under certain circumstances these two elements can harm the program and the whole operating system as a whole. Namely, when they start to overflow their storage. Such temporary files become too much, and the browser has to spend more time searching for the desired item. And this, in turn, increases the delay in loading Web pages and the response of the program. In this case, most files from the temporary storage will never be needed. Therefore, they need to be removed. Next, you will learn how to delete the history in Internet Explorer.
All examples will be made in the new version of the program. But, as a rule, the instruction is suitable for older browsers. Clearing the cache in IE occurs along with deleting the browsing history.
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Click the gear icon that is in the right corner.
- Find the "security" tab, where you need to select "Delete Browsing History".
- Check the following boxes: temporary Internet files and log. Click "Delete".
- The 2nd and 3rd steps can be skipped if you use the hot keys - Ctrl + Shift + Del.
Previously, you learned how to delete history on the InternetExplorer using standard tools. But there are special programs designed to delete temporary files. They often have advanced functionality that allows you to fine-tune the browser. Plus, they can delete history and cache in several programs at once. An example of such utilities is CCleaner. This application is distributed in free access. The interface of the program has a friendly attitude for beginners. Therefore, each user can quickly understand the main functions. Here you can view the amount of memory used by the temporary storage. After all, if several browsers are used at once, in total, the cache can reach and exceed 1 gigabyte.