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How to delete today's history

Updated March 23, 2017

Your Internet browser stores a record of your history--all the activities you conduct on the Internet. Your history is ordered by date and time so you can see when you visited each website in your history. This can be advantageous in some situations, but if you share a computer with other users, it might not be. If you want to delete the history for a certain period of time, you can do so and still keep the rest of your history.

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  1. Launch Internet Explorer. Click on “View” from the horizontal navigation menu at the top of the window.

  2. Scroll to “Explorer Bars” and click “History.” A pane pops up on the left of your window displaying your history.

  3. Click on “Today” to highlight it, then press the "Delete" key to delete it. Your history for the day is deleted.

  4. Launch Mozilla Firefox. Click on “Tools” from the horizontal navigation menu at the top of the window.

  5. Click “Clear Recent History.” Select “Today” from the “Time Range to Clear” drop-down menu.

  6. Click the “Clear Now” button to delete today’s history.

  7. Click the wrench icon. Click "Clear Browsing Data."

  8. Check "Clear Browsing Data."

  9. Select "Today" from the "Clear Data From This Period" drop-down menu. Click "Clear Browsing Data." Your history for today is deleted.

  10. Tip

    If you want your browser to automatically delete the history every time you exit, click on the option to “Delete browsing history on exit” in the Internet options.


    Delete the history for the day only deletes the history for that day--not history from days prior.

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About the Author

Kayla Lowe has been a freelance writer since 2008. She writes for various online publications and is also the author of the book "Maiden's Blush," a Christian-fiction romance novel. Lowe is pursuing a degree in elementary education.

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