How to Clear History in Microsoft Edge

When you visit a Web page in Microsoft Edge and you aren’t using an InPrivate browsing tab, then the browser will remember that page in your history. But if you share a computer with someone else, or if there’s another person that uses your computer, you may not want them to be able to see the sites and pages that you have visited.

Fortunately you are able to delete your browsing history in Microsoft Edge. This will delete the stored history from the browser, so if anyone goes to view your history after it’s been cleared, that history will be empty. Our tutorial below will show you how to complete this action.

How to Delete Your Browsing History in Microsoft Edge

The steps in this article will show you how to delete the browsing history in the Microsoft Edge Web browser in Windows 10. While this guide will focus specifically on deleting the browsing history, the last step of this guide will have you on a menu where you can choose to delete some of the other saved data in the browser as well.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge.

Step 2: Choose the Settings and more button at the top-right of the window.

open the edge menu

Step 3: Select the Settings option at the bottom of this menu.

microsoft edge settings menu

Step 4: Click the Choose what to clear button at the bottom of the menu.

choose to clear history in edge

Step 5: Select the box to the left of Browsing history, then click the gray Clear button to delete your Edge browsing history. As mentioned earlier, you can also check any of the other options on this menu if you would also like to delete that type of saved data as well.

how to delete browsing history in microsoft edge

Now that you know how to clear history in Microsoft Edge, you can use these steps to delete the pages you have visited, as well as cookies and data saved to the browser.

Are you trying to do something in Edge that requires you to access a pop-up window, but Edge keeps blocking it? Find out how to turn off Edge’s pop up blocker so that you can access whatever is on that page that you need to see.

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