How to clear Internet History.

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by radio69, May 26, 2002.

  1. radio69

    radio69 Guest

    Hi ppl, this might sound stupid. I'm have Norton Systemworks 2002 installed on my notebook. When I click on Norton Cleansweep and then click on Fast & Safe Cleaup. After that, click on Clean Up. I still have about 140KB left. I then click in Setting and the 140KB are from Internet History. I was trying to look for this folder in Windows Explorer but to no avail. Can some kind soul here, pls help me. I need to clean it up as it taking up too much space in my hard drive. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    In IE: tools->internet options->clear history
     
  3. radio69

    radio69 Guest

    I did that. But it still there. Is there any programs that can removed all those internet history whenever you surf.
     
  4. 2z

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  5. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    DiskState 2.7 will clear History and many other files.
     
  6. radio69

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    Hi ppl, thanks for your valuable advise. But are there anyway to do it beside installing third parties softwares. I used to be able to clear everything. Don't know whether is it something to do with setting in Internet Explorer itself. Pls enlighten me here. Once again thanks in advance.
     
  7. Aileron

    Aileron Guest

    what all do u want to get rid of?

    If you want to get rid of your cookies then go to, Tools, internet options, and click delete cookies

    or if you want to delete temporary internet files then go to tools, internet options, and then click DELETE FILES under the Temporary internet files menu on the internet options front page.

    I hope this answers your question, but i can't think of anything else.

    Aileron
     
  8. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    As TwoZigzagColt45 says SpiderBite is about the best there is and it's free. Only one problem it is no longer being updated and may cause problems with XP.
     
  9. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    if i remember:rolleyes: Norton CleanSweep ( from N. System Works ) can do what u want .
     
  10. AlanPlum

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    If you go to C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\History, deleting everything in there will remove your internet history.

    If you go to C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files, deleting everything in there will remove your cache.

    If you go to C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Cookies, deleting everything in there will remove your cookies.

    HTH
     
  11. 2z

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    While your there you might want to delete whats in your Temp folder you'll find that in local settings make sure you show all hidden folders
     
  12. radio69

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    That's what I did. But it still shows 88KB not being able to clear. When I click on Setting. There are 2 files in Internet History. I used to be able to clear everything but now I don't know why I can't.:( :( :(
     
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    Spider by Ward van Wanrooij - ward@ward.nu version 1.1.6.0 is the best free program I've used for deleting these files. You should only really do it if your having browser problems as these files can become corrupt over time. I dont know what all the paranoia is about, this is an index file and it keeps an index, no big surprise there - as you know all your web activities is recorded, no big surprise there, so where do you think windows should keep sensitive information like your remembered passwords to your favourite forum in an easy to find easy read file - NO - it keeps it that ever so scary index dat file. By the way once you have successfuly deleted these files windows wont remember your passwords so make sure you've made a note of them all.