How To Delete Browsing Data And History In Edge

If you’re a Windows 10 user, you really should give the Edge browser another chance. Sure, when Microsoft released it in mid-2015 there weren’t many features, but the app has improved a lot over the last couple of years.

Now, it’s a serious competitor to Google Chrome. It’s lighter on your computer’s resources, it’s more tightly integrated with the Windows operating system, and it’s faster to load.

If you’re tempted to give it a try, you might be left wondering where some of the most useful settings are hiding. Like any new software, there will be a period of adjustment while you get used to clicking in the right places.

Let’s take a look at how to protect your privacy and delete your browsing history.

Access the Settings Menu

Every you’ll ever want to do in Edge is in the Settings and more menu. To load the menu, click on the three horizontal dots in the upper right-hand corner of the Edge window.

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A new menu will pop up. Click on the final item, labeled Settings. On the next window, scroll down until you find Clear browsing data. Now select Choose what to clear.

How to Delete Browsing Data and History in Edge edge browsing data

Mark all the check boxes alongside the data you want to delete. To clear your browsing history, make sure you mark the associated box. To see even more choices, expand the Show more drop-down menu. When you’re ready, select Clear.

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Of course, using this method means Edge will immediately start collecting data again. To prevent it from happening, go back to Settings > Clear browsing data > Choose what to clear. This time, slide the toggle next to Always clear this when I close the browser into the On position.

Do you use Edge or are you happy with one of the other leading web browsers? As always, you can leave your opinions in the box below.

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