Windows 10: How Do You Delete Browsing History on Exit in Microsoft Edge

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  1.    29 Jul 2015 #1

    How Do You Delete Browsing History on Exit in Microsoft Edge


    How do you set Microsoft Edge to delete browsing history on exit, like you could with Internet Explorer?

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  2.    29 Jul 2015 #2

    In Microsoft Edge click on the Hub the 3 lines icon then the Clock Icon (history) on right side top click clear history
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #3

    You can also install ccleaner and ask it to delete the history. It can do much more besides so you need to go through and untick anything you don't want it to remove.
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  4.    30 Jul 2015 #4

    Did anyone read his question? He is asking how to set it to auto delete when you close edge. Like you can in firefox or IE. I am sure he knows how to clean his history manually. I would like to know how to do this as well.
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       30 Jul 2015 #5

    mike6623 said: View Post
    Did anyone read his question? He is asking how to set it to auto delete when you close edge. Like you can in firefox or IE. I am sure he knows how to clean his history manually. I would like to know how to do this as well.
    There is no way to set it to automatically delete. One must do it manually.
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  6.    30 Jul 2015 #6

    Search Windows/Internet Options/Internet Properties/General/Delete browsing history on exit (must be check).
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       30 Jul 2015 #7

    MikeMecanic said: View Post
    Search Windows/Internet Options/Internet Properties/General/Delete browsing history on exit (must be check).
    Nice find and solution, Mike.
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  8.    31 Jul 2015 #8

    MikeMecanic said: View Post
    Search Windows/Internet Options/Internet Properties/General/Delete browsing history on exit (must be check).
    I no longer have Windows 10 installed to try it anymore, however what you just described sounds like the setting for Internet Explorer, rather than Microsoft Edge. Does the box you described look like the picture in my original post by any chance?
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       31 Jul 2015 #9

    ARC1020 said: View Post
    I no longer have Windows 10 installed to try it anymore, however what you just described sounds like the setting for Internet Explorer, rather than Microsoft Edge. Does the box you described look like the picture in my original post by any chance?
    Hi there. I think this feature "Internet options" is now a global settings aspect of the OS itself no matter which browser one uses. I'm thing it uses the program Disk Cleanup or that part of it to accomplish this. Not totally sure though.
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  10.    03 Aug 2015 #10

    I think this might be it


    ARC1020 said: View Post
    How do you set Microsoft Edge to delete browsing history on exit, like you could with Internet Explorer?

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    In Windows 10, click on the Windows icon in the toolbar, then choose Settings, then Network & Internet, the first option is for your WiFi settings, but if you look below under Related Settings you will see one titled Internet Options. Click that and it will open a box just like previous versions of Windows. Under the General tab you will find the Delete History on Exit. Something else they changed is the location of your cookie controls. They are still under the Privacy tab but now you have to click the Advanced button to see and set parameters for cookies. The Sites button still allows you to allow or disallow cookies for specific sites. Now for the disclaimer, I don't know if these settings apply to both IE and Edge or just IE since Edge also has a more limited settings function you can access when you are using it.

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