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Tools -- Internet Options --Browsing History

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by roger3125, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. roger3125

    roger3125 Regular member

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    Tools --> Internet Options --> Browsing History --> choice of ""Delete"" or "Settings"

    Can you tell me what is accomplished by hitting either "Delete" and "Settings"?
     
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    Click'em.

    Delete = Delete.
    Settings = Change your browser history settings.
     
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    So what exactly does DELETE delete? And by deleting it is there no record

    SETTINGS why would I want to hit that? Settings for what and for what purpose?

    I ask because, like many others, I change things on my PC only to find down the road I shouldn't have.

    Thanks for any help you can offer
     
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    DELETE
    When you click on delete, it gives you the option of deleting your cookies; Temporary Internet Files; History; form data - like name, address, email address - that gets stored associated to a field; and passwords associated with a website.
    MS has also given an option Deleting all of the above with a single click.

    SETTINGS
    You might want to change the settings, like how much hard disk spave should be available for Temporary internet Files - Keeping the Automatically option is recommended.
    Also how many days would you like IE to keep the history of web pages that you visited. Some keep at 7 days or even 1 day - depends from person to person.

    You could also choose your own settings, depending on your use.

    Hope that helped you.

    Thanks
    don_i
     
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    When you say it deletes "Temporary Internet files" is that things you might download to view like news clips and the like? And once out of the Temp Int Files do they remain on your harddrive any place else? I am getting concerned about space remaining on my harddrive

    Thanks
     
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    Tyically, the temp folders are under Document and Settings...so when you delete them, they are "gone".

    Other temp folders may be (drive):\Temp, and Windows\Temp.
     

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