How to Delete the Most Visited History

By Patrick Hutchison

Every time you visit a website, your web browser records the information. By accessing your web browser history, you can view and manage information about your internet browsing sessions. Websites that are visited more than once are recorded for the number of visits they receive, allowing the user to organize his web history by "most visited." This category of web history eats up space on hard drives. Knowing how to delete only the most visited history frees up needed memory.

Internet Explorer 8

Step 1

Click on the "Favorites" button at the top left of your Internet Explorer 8 window. The button will feature a gold star.

Step 2

Select the "History" tab of the "Favorites" menu.

Step 3

Go to the drop down menu and select "View by Most Visited."

Step 4

Right-click on individual sites you want to remove and select "Delete." The most visited sites will be at the top.

Step 5

Click "Yes" when the dialog box appears to confirm your choice.

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Click on "History" at the top of your Firefox window.

Step 2

Select "Show All History" from the "History" menu.

Step 3

Select and double-click on a date range to access. Ranges are available by day, week or month. Select the largest range to get the most accurate "Most Visited" information.

Step 4

Select the "Views" menu at the top of the window and go to "Sort," then "Sort by Visit Date."

Step 5

Right-click on individual sites and select "Delete This Page."

Tips & Warnings

  • Firefox allows you to select multiple sites to delete at once. Simply hold the control button and click on every site you wish to delete, then right-click on just one of them and select "Delete This Page."
  • Do not attempt to apply these instructions to other web browsers. It may negatively affect your computer's performance and security.