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==Clear Internet Explorer's cache (Version 9 - 11)==
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How to clear private data in Internet Explorer:
#Click on the gear icon in the top right
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#Choose '''Internet Options'''
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#Click on the '''Delete''' button halfway down the page.
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#Choose the '''Temporary Internet Files''' and '''Cookies''' checkboxes.
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#Click '''Delete'''
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<gallery perRpw="4">
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Image:Ie_menu_location.PNG
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Image:Internet_options.PNG
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Image:Delete_history.PNG
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</gallery>
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==Clear Internet Explorer's cache (versions 7 and 8)==
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<ol>
===Accessing Internet Options===
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  <li> Click on the gear icon in the upper right of the browser. </li>
To reset the Browser Settings for Internet Explorer 7 and 8, access the Internet Options dialog:
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  [[Image:Ie_menu_location.PNG|border]]
# Click '''Start'''
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  <li> Click on <b>Internet Options</b>. </li>
# Then click on '''Control Panel'''
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  [[Image:IeInternetOptions.png|border]]
# Open '''Internet Options'''
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  <li> Click on the <b>Delete</b> button halfway down the page. </li>
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  [[Image:Internet_options.PNG|border]]
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  <li> Choose the <b>Temporary Internet Files</b> and <b>Cookies</b> checkboxes. You may also choose <b>History</b> if you so desire.
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  Then click <b>Delete</b> </li>
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  [[Image:Delete_history.PNG|border]]
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  <li> After you've done that, close Internet Explorer. Once you reopen Internet Explorer, you are good to go. </li>
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</ol>
  
===Clear the cache===
 
====Temporary Internet files and history====
 
There are minor differences between IE7 and IE8. Internet Explorer 7 will have buttons, and Internet Explorer 8 will have checkboxes. The screenshots shown are for Internet Explorer 8.
 
<div style="float:right;width:315px;">
 
[[image:Ie8clear1.jpg|left|thumb|100px|Step 1]]
 
[[image:Ie8clear2.jpg|none|thumb|100px|Steps 2 though 8]]
 
</div>
 
# At the '''General Tab''' – Under the heading '''Browsing History''' click '''Delete'''
 
# Uncheck '''Preserve Favorites website data''' (IE8 only).
 
# Click/Check '''Delete Files''', click '''Yes''' to confirm (IE7 only).
 
# Click/Check '''Delete Cookies''', click '''Yes''' to confirm (IE7 only).
 
# Click/Check '''Delete History''', click '''Yes''' to confirm (IE7 only).
 
# Click/Check '''Form Data''', click '''Yes''' to confirm (IE7 only).
 
# Check '''In Private Filtering data''' (IE8 only).
 
# Click '''Close' if you are using IE7 or 'Delete''' if you are using IE8.
 
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====Clear the SSL State====
 
<div style="float:right;width:315px;">
 
[[image:Ie8clear5.jpg|none|thumb|100px|Steps 1 and 2]]
 
</div>
 
# Click on the '''Content''' tab
 
# Under the '''Certificates''' heading click '''Clear SSL State'''
 
# Click '''OK''' to confirm
 
# Click '''OK''' to close the menu
 
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===Reset 'Advanced Settings'===
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{{yellowbox|You can skip steps 1 through 3 if you hit Ctrl+Shift+Del|}}
<div style="float:right;width:315px;">
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[[image:Ie8clear6.jpg|none|thumb|100px|Steps 1 and 2]]
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</div>
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# Click '''Advanced'''
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# Click '''Restore Advanced settings'''
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===Reset Internet Explorer to Default Settings===
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<i>Internet Explorer must be closed for this process</i><br>
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If Internet Explorer is unusable 
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# Click <b>Start</b>
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# Click <b>Control Panel</b>
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# Click <b>Internet Options </b>
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# Click '''Advanced'''
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# Click '''Reset'''
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#* Confirm the reset, when complete click '''close'''.
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
* [[Reset browser]]
 
* [[Reset browser]]
* [[IE Page Cannot Be Displayed]]
 
  
  
  
 
[[Category:HOWTO]]
 
[[Category:HOWTO]]

Latest revision as of 18:30, 8 January 2020

How to clear private data in Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on the gear icon in the upper right of the browser.
  2.   Ie menu location.PNG
    
  3. Click on Internet Options.
  4.   IeInternetOptions.png
    
  5. Click on the Delete button halfway down the page.
  6.   Internet options.PNG
    
  7. Choose the Temporary Internet Files and Cookies checkboxes. You may also choose History if you so desire. Then click Delete
  8.   Delete history.PNG
    
  9. After you've done that, close Internet Explorer. Once you reopen Internet Explorer, you are good to go.


Content.png You can skip steps 1 through 3 if you hit Ctrl+Shift+Del

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