This tutorial will demonstrate how to clear data in different web browsers. The examples in this tutorial were done on Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit, Service Pack 1.

The browsers used in this tutorial are as follows:


Google Chrome Version 46.0.2490.80 m

Mozilla Firefox Version 40.0.2

Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 11.0.9600


Lets start with Google Chrome.
Click the 3 lines at the top, right of the Google Chrome browser to access the browser menu, then click 'Settings'.


The Google Chrome 'Settings' screen will now appear. Click 'History' at the top, left of the screen.


You should now see a button that says 'Clear browsing data...'.

After clicking the 'Clear browsing data...' button, you'll see this:


Check the boxes for the items you would like to clear and then select how far back you want to clear your data. Once you are satisfied with your options/selections, click the 'Clear browsing data' button.


That's all. You have cleared the desired data from Google Chrome.

Proceed to the next page to see how to do this with Mozilla Firefox...



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JohnJStanley Premium
I was sent to this article by site support so, I thought, I'd comment and share my results. I was OK on Chrome and only getting "Bad Request" on Safari desktop. So I searched "Clear your browsing history in Safari on Mac" and did this: https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/safari/clear-your-browsing-history-sfri47acf5d6/mac
Now I am able to login on mac desktop
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lakbar12 Premium
I was sent to this article by site support so, I thought, I'd comment and share my results. I took the steps you provided for clearing my cookies on Google Chrome, except I had to select the advanced tab and then I had to select how far back I wanted to clear out my browser which was no big deal, you provided very clear instructions. Anyhow, your training helped and cleared out a lot from my computer so, now e verything is working right again. Thank you, for sharing this.
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WriggleNose Premium
This worked like a charm along with a DNS flush on getting my website to stop showing up with security warnings! Thanks!
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LisaY Premium
Thanks for the helpful training!
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SantoDeRose Premium
thank you
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mybiz4u Premium
Great job!
Thnx
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Schroeder40 Premium
Great advice, learn something new everyday.
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AffilateMAN Premium
Thanks you
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Igor13 Premium
Although I am familiar with this procedure, thanks anyway for help and this tutorial.
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EJWeffer Premium
Ok i will try and let you know. Thanks a lot.
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peterma Premium
Thanks for taking the time to set up and share that with us, I learned something and am grateful. Wishing you the very best.
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HarveyBrown Premium
Thank you Douglas, I forgotten this and your tutorial refreshed my memory.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Gosh.....WA really does have EVERYTHING we need to getting our website in shape!!! Thank you!!!
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teddae Premium
Excellent
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drjec Premium
Thanks. This is helpful in terms of clearing history in all browsers.
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electrobot Premium
Thanks. I'm glad you found this helpful. :)
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Ciru Premium
it is still not solving my problem. getting frustrated here now.
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electrobot Premium
What kind of trouble are you having?
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Ciru Premium
Thank you Electrobot.. I am sorted now after sweating all night and day. Thanks to this WA community. Thank you.
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electrobot Premium
All nighters are not fun. I'm glad you got things sorted out. :)
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Jonny89 Premium
good info
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SamiWilliams Premium
Thanks, this is still not automatic for me but getting there.
Appreciate the detailed directions.
Sami
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Yuko Premium
This will be so helpful if (or when) my Visual Editor suddenly disappears from the WP dashboard again! Bookmarked! :D
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Papi Premium
Thanks Electrobot.
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Timard Premium
Great tutorial electro, I use a CCleaner, for Mac & Windows.
By Piriform, that cleans just about everything. Maybe you should try the FREE download at Piriform for real good resulted on cleaning your PC. Just a taught.
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Timard Premium
Great tutorial electro, I use a CCleaner, for Mac & Windows.
By Piriform, that cleans just about everything. Maybe you should try the FREE download at Piriform for real good resulted on cleaning your PC. Just a taught.
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Theresaw90 Premium
Great tutorial on deleting browser history but for what reasons would someone want to delete history?
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Missa3 Premium
The answers are down at the bottom of the thread.
~Debra
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Theresaw90 Premium
Thank you Debra
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Missa3 Premium
Your welcome Teresa :-)
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MPrice Premium
Thanks for the training. Lots of pictures which I like!
Michael
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roamy Premium
clear, easy to understand thanks.
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PIOFJR Premium
Thanks for the training.
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Brookline Premium
Welcome stuff my clever colleague, I had a cache problem with the i-pad I use. My own stupid fault, having not gone to Settings - Safari - Clear History & Cookies, for quite some time.....wondrous thing this action retrieved pages I thought I had lost forever on a newish web site. Now to see what is slowing my PC...
Regards David
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AlexEvans Premium
Very helpful , tutorial , thank you very much for creating and sharing.
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Rich908 Premium
Great Training thanks
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Ericabried Premium
Great training. Thanks, I needed this.
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daviduk Premium
Is it possible to download and save password in chrome and firefox?
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Labman Premium
I use a software called lastpass. This is a secure software that will manage your passwords for you. Well worth looking into.
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daviduk Premium
Brilliant, I'm on my way.
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Yenomym Premium
Great info. Going on my bookmark. Thanks.
Marilyn
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krazykat Premium
Excellent. This is a question asked so often. It is also a fix for so many problems people encounter. Now we have a training to recommend.
Perfect. Thanks!
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Dinh Premium
Why do I want to clear browser cache?
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Missa3 Premium
Sometimes it will clear up glitches in how an application, plugin, or program runs.

~Debra
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BobBarr Premium
Your browser cache temporarily stores the last version of the page that it has loaded. If a site's page has been changed but your browser misses that change, it will continue to display the old information. Clearing the cache forces the browser to re-read the page and get the new contents.
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Missa3 Premium
Nicely said Bob

~Debra
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