1.    22 Sep 2016 #1

    Edge browser will not clear all Internet History


    When I try to clear Internet History in Edge browser, I get the following message: "Some data couldn't be cleared. Please try again.". This is happening on 2 pc's and "trying again" does not clear. The item not being cleared is Browsing History, I have determined by process of elimination.

    I have run SFC, DISM, Disk Cleanup, Windows Defender, Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro, MRT, and CCleaner and the Systems are clean and indicating no problems. In searching the Internet, I have found some posts regarding the problem, but with no solutions suggested working for me. (Clearing Internet Explorer, Increasing the Disk space to use, etc.)

    Has anyone had this problem and found a suitable solution or know of a possible reason this is happening?
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  2. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 198
    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Sep 2016 #2

    Try using Ccleaner....all most all of us use it. It works and works very well. This will clear it for you.
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  3.    22 Sep 2016 #3

    Plankton said: View Post
    Try using Ccleaner....all most all of us use it. It works and works very well. This will clear it for you.
    Check 2nd paragraph CCleaner among other programs has been used. Also tried PrivaZer with no success.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
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       22 Sep 2016 #4

    One thing I've noticed is that sometimes, even though Edge appears to have been closed, a diagnotics program will find it still in memory and prompt to close it. Before running CCleaner I use TaskManager to close or assure that Edge and/or Internet Explorer are truly closed.
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  5. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 198
    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Sep 2016 #5

    My apologizes......

    I don't use Edge at all....where do you find the history in Edge?
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  6.    22 Sep 2016 #6

    Plankton said: View Post
    My apologizes......

    I don't use Edge at all....where do you find the history in Edge?
    Left click on the three lines at top right of Edge toolbar -left click on clock icon - there will be a "clear all history" item to click on - then check the boxes of the items you want to clear - I clear the first 4 only - then left click "clear". It will show "clearing data" then if you're lucky, it shows "all items cleared". In my case it then shows "Some data couldn't be cleared. Try again."
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  7.    22 Sep 2016 #7

    Berton said: View Post
    One thing I've noticed is that sometimes, even though Edge appears to have been closed, a diagnotics program will find it still in memory and prompt to close it. Before running CCleaner I use TaskManager to close or assure that Edge and/or Internet Explorer are truly closed.
    I've tried that also with no luck.
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