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Clear AOL Browser history

As you browse the internet with the AOL Browser, information about the websites you visit is stored on your computer as footprints. Your history footprint lists the websites you have visited recently. AOL does not copy or store this information; it is saved on your computer.

Clearing footprints from the History panel

You can delete your footprints, including your browsing history, from the History panel.

To clear your footprints from the History panel:

  1. If the History panel is not open, hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard, then tap the H key.

    Note: You can also access the History panel by clicking the History tab on the side panel of the AOL Browser window.

  2. Click the Clear My Footprints button.
  3. Click the Clear Footprints button, then click the OK button.


Clearing all footprints

You can clear all your footprints quickly and easily.

Note: Depending on the amount of information stored, it may take a few minutes for the footprints to clear.

To clear all your footprints:

  1. On the AOL Browser window, click the Security menu, then click Clear My Footprints.
  2. Click the Clear Footprints button.
  3. Click the OK button.


Clearing the history footprint

If you want to keep your other footprints, you can elect to clear only your history footprint.

To clear only your history footprint:

  1. On the AOL Browser window, click the Security menu, then click Select Footprints to Clear....
  2. Click the Browsing History box to place a check mark in it.
  3. Click the boxes next to other footprint options to clear them.
  4. Click the Clear Selected Footprints button.