How to delete Browsing History, Cookies, Data, Cache in Edge browser

Microsoft Edge, the new browser in Windows 10, allows you to view, manage and delete browsing history and data. Browsing history & data is the information your web browser stores on your Windows PC, as you browse the Internet. It includes the information you’ve entered into forms, passwords, Cookies, Cache and the websites you’ve visited. This post shows you how to view Browsing History. It also shows you how to clear and delete Browsing History, Cookies, Data, Temporary Internet Files, Cache in Edge browser on Windows 10.

Delete Edge Browsing History, Cookies, Data, Cache

View & delete Edge browser History

Launch your Edge browser and click on the 3-lined Hub button in the top right corner.

Next click on the clock-shaped History button.

Here you will be able to view your browsing history.

If you click on Clear History and then on Show more, you will be able to delete and clear your browsing History, Cookies, Data, Temporary Internet Files, Cache, etc.

You will see the following items available:

  • Browsing history
  • Cookies and saved website data
  • Cached data and files
  • Download history
  • Form data
  • Passwords
  • Media licenses
  • Pop-up exceptions
  • Location permissions
  • Full screen permissions
  • Compatibility permissions

Select the one’s you want to clear and click on the Clear button.

Restart your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

6 Comments

  1. Mulliano

    Nice post, Anand… Does somebody have a Powershell script to do this automatically? Using the above approach, not everything is deleted out of the Edge cache — and that’s by design. Thanks, Microsoft.

  2. Vincent Puglia

    Sorry, this post is telling me nothing I cannot find by clicking on Edge’s various buttons. What would be more helpful would be a post regarding cookie management. Edge does not allow ‘prompting’ for cookies. Nor does it allow the user to view the cookies. It’s an “all or nothing” situation.
    What I would like to know is how to delete — for example — all cookies, but Microsoft’s?
    CCleaner? a homebrewed app? IMHO, Microsoft dumbed up IE for phone and advertiser use.

  3. Larry White

    I somehow have a virus on my Edge that keeps loading malicious pages “call the technicians at this number, etc.” everytime I try to delete this page, it loads another page. The main problem is it incapacitates the entire Edge controls, so I cannot use the above procedure to eliminate the cache. The only way I can stop it is to use Task Manager to stop Edge. However, restarting edge starts back up at the same point.

  4. Its not just Edge. Its probably some PUP that has installed itself on to your computer. I suggest you run a full scan with your antivirus software. Also download and use freeware AdwCleaner. More details on this here: https://www.thewindowsclub.com/free-browser-hijacker-removal-tool And in any case do not call them. Once the scans are over, use Disk Cleanup Tool to clear your PC junk files.

  5. Shannon Oswald

    It could also be that Edge automatically loads the last page you used so every time you kill Edge with Task Manager, and restart it reloads the same page with the same hijack. I have a similar problem, I have 5 pages open and everytime I kill Edge, and restart, all five pages reopen including (the problem) simplebloodsugarfix which hijacks my browser and greys out all Windows controls (UAC style) offering me only two buttons the instant I try to close the browser window.

  6. See if you can set the Edge home page to open in a blank page. Instructions here: https://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-home-page-browsers

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