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Q: Erasing stuff from My History ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Erasing stuff from My History
Category: Computers > Security
Asked by: petitegazelle-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 20 Nov 2005 19:08 PST
Expires: 20 Dec 2005 19:08 PST
Question ID: 595627
My kids come over to my house often and play on the net.  They're
pretty saavy with computers.  How do I erase stuff under My History? 
I don't want them knowing what I look up on the net.  I have America
Online 9.0 Optimized SE.  If you need more info let me know.
Subject: Re: Erasing stuff from My History
Answered By: googlenut-ga on 20 Nov 2005 19:29 PST
Hello petitegazelle-ga,

When you are signed into AOL, you should see a button labeled
?Settings? at the top of the page.  Click on this button.  Choose View
By Index.

You should see an alphabetical list of items.  Under ?I? at the bottom
of the list, click on ?Internet [Web] Options?. Click on the tab that
says ?Clear My Footprints?.

You can either click ?Clear My Footprints? to clear everything, or you
can click on ?Select Footprints to Clear? to choose what is cleared.

If you have any problems with these instructions, please let me know
by using the request for clarification feature prior to rating the


Search Strategy: Personal knowledge of AOL.

Clarification of Answer by googlenut-ga on 20 Nov 2005 19:34 PST
I have a correction to my answer.  You should go into ?Select
Footprints to Clear? first and check all the items that you want
cleared.  Then click on "Clear Selected Footprints" to be sure that
the items that you want cleared are cleared.

Clarification of Answer by googlenut-ga on 20 Nov 2005 19:40 PST
One more thing. Be sure to click on "Save" before exiting the Browser
Settings window.
Subject: Re: Erasing stuff from My History
From: rachel_op-ga on 06 Dec 2005 16:05 PST
I have AOL 9.0 and do not have "Clear My Footprints" in the Settings,
Internet Web Options. I can clean my cache or history by going to
"edit" and selecting "Clear Toolbar History."

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