How to Delete All History From an Acer Laptop

By Ty Arthur

Any time you open a file or navigate to a web page, your Acer laptop keeps a record. Anyone who accesses your computer could potentially view those history files and discover what documents you have been viewing or websites you have been visiting. If you want to keep your computer habits private, delete the history files so that no one else can view your recently visited websites or program files.

Recently Opened Items History

Step 1

Right-click the Start menu bar at the bottom of the desktop and select "Properties."

Step 2

Navigate to the "Start Menu" tab.

Step 3

Remove the check mark from the check box labeled "Store and display a list of recently opened programs."

Step 4

Remove the check mark from the check box labeled "Store and display a list of recently opened files."

Step 5

Click "Apply" and then click "OK" to save the changes and remove the stored history of the recent files you have used.

Internet Explorer Web Browser History

Step 1

Click the "Tools" tab at the upper-right end of the Internet Explorer web browser.

Step 2

Select the "Internet Options" entry. Navigate to the "General" tab.

Step 3

Click the "Delete" button underneath the "Browsing History" heading.

Step 4

Click "Delete All" and then click "Yes" to confirm your choice.

Step 5

Click "OK" to close the Internet Options window.

Mozilla Firefox Web Browser History

Step 1

Click the "Tools" button at the upper-left end of the web browser.

Step 2

Select "Clear Private Data" from the Tools menu.

Step 3

Check each of the check boxes in the new window and then click "Clear Private Data Now."

Step 4

Click "OK" to close the window.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are using a web browser other than Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox you may need to choose slightly different options to delete the history files.