How to Delete the Search History on Craigslist

By Kayla Lowe

When you search on Craigslist, your search location and visited links are saved. For instance, if you conduct a search in Florida, the next time you visit Craigslist you will be directed to the Florida Craigslist directory by default and any links that you clicked on previously will be marked in purple as visited links. If you don’t want other users to be able to see what you’ve been looking at on Craigslist, you can delete the search history.

Internet Explorer 7

Step 1

Click “Tools.” Click “Internet Options.” Click the “General” tab.

Step 2

Click the “Delete Forms” button next to “Browsing History.” Click “Yes.”

Step 3

Click “Close.” Click “OK.” Your Craigslist search history is deleted.

Internet Explorer 6

Step 1

Click “Tools.” Click “Internet Options.” Click the “Content” tab.

Step 2

Click the “Autocomplete” button.

Step 3

Click the “Clear Forms” button. Click “OK.” Your Craigslist search history is deleted.

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Click “Tools.” Click “Options.” Click “Privacy.”

Step 2

Click “Clear Now” beneath “Privacy.”

Step 3

Click “Saved Form and Search History” beneath “Clear Private Data.” Click “Clear Private Data Now.” Click “OK.” Your Craigslist search history is deleted.

Tips & Warnings

  • To clear Craigslist search history in other browsers, simply search for the option to clear browsing history, autocomplete history or form history.
  • Deleting your Craigslist search history will also delete other search history in your Internet browser.