How to Delete Website History

By Kathryn Hatashita-Lee

Your Internet browser stores your Web browsing history in a list. You can delete this browsing history that expands below the address bar. For example, if you accessed an account at a public computer, you should delete this browsing history from view. Windows 7 contains "Internet Options" that allow you to remove your Web page history, as well as temporary files. You can also opt to delete this browsing history each time you exit your browser.

Step 1

Click the "Start" button, or press the "Start" key. A list of programs appears.

Step 2

Click "Control Panel" on the right pane. A list of control panel items appears.

Step 3

Click "Internet Options." This button displays a check list in front of our earth. A dialog window opens.

Step 4

Click the "General" tab.

Step 5

Click the "Delete" button in the "Browsing history" section. A dialog window entitled "Delete Browsing History" opens.

Step 6

Select the check box for "History." You can opt to select other categories, such as "Temporary Internet files" or "Download History."

Step 7

Click "Delete." The "Delete Browsing History" window closes.

Step 8

Select the check box for "Delete browsing history on exit," if preferred. This option will clear your browsing history more regularly.

Step 9

Click "OK."

Step 10

Close the "Control Panel" window.

Tips & Warnings

  • Press the "Ctrl" and "Shift" and "Delete" keys to bring up the "Clear All History" dialog box. Select the time range, such as last hour, today or everything. Select the check box for "Browsing & Download History." Click the "Clear Now" button.
  • With some Internet browsers, you can click the browser's symbol and view a list of options, such as "History." Click the "Clear Recent History" option.