Monday, 6 July 2015

How to clear Internet Explorer history with a batch file - in just THREE STEPS!!

Hey guys, welcome back to Gav's Tips. Sorry I haven't been really posting frequently because I've been pretty busy for the last month or so. Anyway, in this post, I'm going to show you how to clear your Internet Explorer history with a batch file. This will work on Internet Explorer 4.0 all the way to IE 11 and maybe Microsoft Edge. Here is what you do:


Step 1: Make sure all Internet Explorer windows are closed before proceeding. This isn't really that important, but it would be a good thing to do. Also people running Windows 8 or 8.1 will have to force quit Internet Explorer (if you're using Microsoft's 'Metro' version) from Task Manager like so:

If you're using this version of IE,
then you're going to need to force close it by right-clicking and selecting 'End Task'

Step 2:
Now it's time to make your batch file. Obviously to do this we need Notepad or Wordpad. Microsoft Word and OpenOffice are not suitable for this. Once you have opened your text editor, copy and paste this text.

RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 4351

Step 3:
Now save your batch file. You can call it something like 'cleariehistory' or something similar. Just make sure when making batch files that the file name ALWAYS ends with '*.bat'

Simple as that! And the good thing about this is that you don't even need to be an admin or run it as admin for it to work. Thanks for reading, hope you learnt something and please follow my blog for more helpful tips like these!

Peace out!