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Q: deleting history of google searches ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: deleting history of google searches
Category: Computers
Asked by: ipo1-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 26 May 2004 03:07 PDT
Expires: 25 Jun 2004 03:07 PDT
Question ID: 352073
How do I delete all history of any google search/cite visited? I have windows xp.

Clarification of Question by ipo1-ga on 26 May 2004 12:45 PDT
since posting this question, I've learned there is software that will
do what I  want.  Is there a way I can do this without buying the
Subject: Re: deleting history of google searches
Answered By: aceresearcher-ga on 26 May 2004 13:01 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Greetings, ipo!

There is indeed a way to do what you need to do, without buying software.

There is an excellent tutorial on doing this by Danny Sullivan the
mastermind behind the highly-esteemed Search Engine Watch site:

If you are using Internet Explorer and have the "AutoComplete"
function enabled, clicking on the Google Search text box should get a
drop-down list of your history to appear.

To remove one particular site from the history list:
"Use the arrow keys on your computer keyboard to highlight the
particular entry. Alternatively, highlight the entry using your mouse
but don't click on it! Next, once the entry has been highlighted, push
the "Delete" button on your computer keyword. The entry should

To remove *all* of the entries in the list:
"... in Internet Explorer 5 or higher, select "Tools" from the menu,
then "Internet Options" and then choose the "Content" tab. Next, look
for the button at the bottom that says "AutoComplete." Click on the
button which will make the AutoComplete Settings window appear. In it,
click on the "Clear Forms" button to delete all your stored form

However, if you are using the Google Toolbar, you will need to:
"... click on the Google logo next to the Google Toolbar's search box,
then choose "Clear Search History" from the drop-down box that

Search Strategy

clearing Google search history

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ipo1-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $4.00
aceresearcher, your answer was great. Thank you.

Subject: Re: deleting history of google searches
From: aceresearcher-ga on 27 May 2004 13:54 PDT

Thank you for the excellent rating and the tip!

Best Wishes,

Subject: Re: deleting history of google searches
From: b0x0rz-ga on 26 Jun 2004 09:27 PDT
OR. there is an excelent FREE (and please note that nowadays THERE IS
ALWAYS free APPS available to you) application that will do this for

from this very small and easy to use application you can do all this
(AND MUCH MUCH MORE) with a single click:
* clear IE cache
* clear cookies
* clear google toolbar history
* clear ie history
* clear typed urls (in the address barr)

did i mention it is FREE
have fun
Subject: Re: deleting history of google searches
From: dave5620-ga on 15 Jul 2004 12:54 PDT
Download and Install Firefox. Then click on tools | Options | privacy
and click on 'clear all'. This wipes out everything from your browsing

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