How To Delete Search History In Windows 10

Introduction

 
When a user is surfing on the internet, then the searching data and cookies are continuously stored on the web browser. The saved searching data and cookies on the web browser help to increase the speed and better experience for the user.
 
But in view of security reasons, it is not safe to store the history, cookies, passwords and other sign-in data. If your device is being used by multiple users, they can access your personal data or information. Therefore, it is advised to delete/clear your search or browsing data in Windows 10.
 
This tutorial will show you various ways on how to clear or delete the search or browsing history in Windows 10.
 

Clear Your Browsing History

 

A) Microsoft Edge

 
Microsoft Edge is the newer and faster version of Internet Explorer. To clear your browsing history, follow the instructions below
 
Step 1
 
Open Microsoft Edge.
 
Step 2
 
In the top-right corner, click on the "Hub" icon (that looks like a shooting star).
 
click on hub icon
 
Step 3
 
Click on the "History" option and then click on the "Clear history" button. Alternatively, you can press the "Ctrl + H" key to directly open the "History" window.
 
click on history
 
Step 4
 
"Clear browsing data" window will appear on the screen with various options like browsing history, cookies, download history and many more. Select the options that you want to clear (delete).
 
select what you want
 
Note 
If you want to clear your browsing history every time when you close the browser, then select the option of “Always clear this when I close the browser".
 
choose you want
 
Step 5
 
Click on the Clear button, to clear all the browsing data.
 

B) Google Chrome

 
Google chrome is a very popular web-browser nowadays. To clear your chrome browsing history, follow the instructions below.
 
Step 1
 
Open Google Chrome.
  
Step 2
 
In the top-right corner, click on the "Customize and control Google Chrome" option (indicating by 3-dots) and then click on the "History" option. Alternatively, you can press the "Ctrl + H" key to open directly the "History" window.
 
open history tab
 
Step 3
 
Click on "Clear browsing data".
 
click on clear browsing data
 
Step 4
 
"Clear browsing data" window will appear on the screen with two tabs, Basic and Advanced.
 
window will appear on the screen
 
Step 5
 
Under the "Advanced" tab, first, select the time range and then select the various options that you want to delete.
 
select your options
 
Step 6
 
Click on the "Clear data" button to clear all the history that you want.
 
click on clear button
 

C) Mozilla Firefox

 
Step 1
 
Open Mozilla Firefox.
 
Step 2
 
In the top-right corner, click on "view history, saved bookmarks and more" option and then click on the "History" option. Alternatively, you can press the "Ctrl + H" key to directly open the "History" tab.
 
click on history tab
 
Step 3
 
Click on "Clear Recent History".
 
Click on "Clear Recent History".
 
Step 4
 
"Clear All History" window will appear on the screen. First, select the time range and then click on "Clear Now".
 
choose and click on clear now
 

Delete The Search History In File Explorer

 
Step 1
 
Open the File Explorer.
 
Step 2
 
"File Explorer" window will appear on the screen. To search a file or folder just start typing in the "Search Quick access" and you can see the related search history.
 
click on search
 
To Remove the Particular Search History
 
Step 3
 
Hover on the related search history and press the "delete" button. (It will automatically delete that particular history in the "search bar").
 
hover on it
 
To Remove the Entire Search History
 
Step 3
 
Click on the Search bar and the "Search Tool" tab will appear on the title bar and then click on it.
 
click on search tool
 
Step 4
 
Click on "Recent searches" and then click on "Clear search history". (It will automatically delete the entire searching history in the "search bar").
 
click on clear search history
 

Conclusion

 
By following any of the above methods, you can clear or delete the search and browsing history in Windows 10.
 
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