How to Disable AutoComplete History in Internet Explorer?

Microsoft has powered Internet Explorer with a feature called AutoComplete History, which keeps the track of all the recent activities on the web. This feature saves previously visited web sites, search queries, information in forms, etc. If you don’t want your browser to keep the record of your activities on the Internet, then here is the tutorial how you can disable or clear AutoComplete History in Internet Explorer. disable autocomplete history Internet ExplorerMany user are more concerned about there privacy or want to hide their activities on the Internet. Follow the steps according to the type of browser installed on your system.

For Internet Explorer 8 and IE9

  • Open the Internet Explorer browser
  • Click Tools menu that is a Gear symbol located at the upper-right-hand corner of the window.
  • Select Internet Options
  • Next, select the Content tab
  • Navigate to AutoComplete section and click the Settings button
  • Now, AutoComplete Settings dialog box will open. Here itself the option to disable options of AutoComplete will be present. Select the Delete AutoComplete history if you want to continue with the clearing of the autocomplete history.

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  • Check the items you want to delete including Form data
  • Finally, hit the Delete button to disable AutoComplete History.

For Internet Explorer 7

  • Open the IE 7 browser
  • ¬†Select Tools >¬† General tab
  • Under Browsing history, click the Delete button
  • Click Delete forms, then click Delete passwords
  • Upon prompted for the confirmation that you really want to delete the data, confirm the message and that’s all, the browser will no more record the browsing history.

For Internet Explorer 6

  • Open Internet explorer 6 browser
  • Click on Tools in the IE menu
  • Select Internet Options
  • Select the Content Tab
  • Click the AutoComplete button
  • Click Clear Forms and hit OK.

Upon following all the above instruction you can Disable AutoComplete History in Internet Explorer easily and maintain your privacy.


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