ARCHIVED: In Internet Explorer, how do I remove stored information?

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Internet Explorer 9 and 8

To remove a stored password or other stored information in Internet Explorer 9 or 8:

  1. From the Tools menu, select Internet Options.
  2. On the General tab, under "Browsing history", click Delete....
  3. Check the item(s) you want to delete:
    • Temporary Internet files: Copies of web pages, images, and media that are saved for faster viewing
    • Cookies
    • History: A list of visited sites
    • Download history (Internet Explorer 9 only): A list of downloaded files
    • Form data: Saved information you entered in forms
    • Passwords
    • ActiveX Filtering and Tracking Protection data (Internet Explorer 9) or InPrivate Filtering data (Internet Explorer 8): Saved data to detect where web sites may be automatically sharing details about your visit

    To delete everything, uncheck Preserve Favorites website data and check all the other options.

  4. Click Delete.

Internet Explorer 7

To remove a stored password or other stored information in Internet Explorer 7:

  1. From the Tools menu, select Internet Options.
  2. On the General tab, under Browsing history, click Delete.... You now have several options:
    • Delete files: Deletes temporary Internet files (copies of web pages, images, and media that are saved for faster viewing)
    • Cookies
    • History: A list of visited sites
    • Delete forms: Saved information you entered in forms
    • Delete passwords
    • Delete all: Deletes all of the above items

  3. Click OK twice.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 13:36:25.

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