How to Clear History, Cookies, Cache and Reset in Edge Computer?

Learn how to remove browsing history, cookies and cache storage from the Microsoft Edge browser on the computer. Deleting these items is irreversible and also delete from the account sync. You can also reset the edge browser to start from scratch.

Every browser stores the information about the browsing history, cookies, and files cache to improve user experience. If you’re not willing to store any of these data, then, of course, you can browse InPrivate in Edge.

But what about the data that’s already collected in the browser? Do not worry, Microsoft Edge and every other browser do have a built-in option to delete and clear the data that has been recorded to date.

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You can remove browsing history, the site cookies, and the file caches from the browser anytime you need.

Follow this post for clearing the data from the Edge browser on the computer.

How to Clear Browsing History in Edge Computer?

Here are the steps to clear the browsing history on the Edge browser on any computer device:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on Computer.
  2. Click on horizontal 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Switch to the Privacy and Services section, and scroll down to the Clear browsing data section.
  5. Click on Choose What to Clear command button.
  6. Select the checkbox against Browser History and choose the time range from the dropdown.
  7. Hit on the Clear Now command button.

Clear browsing history from Edge browser on computer

This will completely delete the browsing history and also remove any traces of your browsing from the edge browser for the select time range.

How to Clear Cache and Cookies data in Edge Computer?

Here are the steps to delete the file caches and cookies storage from the edge computer:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on Computer.
  2. Click on horizontal 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Switch to the Privacy and Services section, and scroll down to the Clear browsing data section.
  5. Click on Choose What to Clear command button.
  6. Choose the time range from the dropdown from the Clear browser data popup.
  7. Select the checkbox against Cookies and other site data + Cached images and files.
  8. Hit on the Clear Now command button.

Clear Cookies and Caches files from the browser

This will clear the cache storage and also delete site cookies from the Edge browser. After clearing the cache and cookies, you might experience slow loading of the website as the cached assets are deleted.

There are also few other site data stored in the Microsoft Edge browser like password and sign-in data, form auto-fill data, download history, etc. which you can choose from Clear browsing data window and hit Clear Now command button.

How to Reset the Edge Browser on any Computer?

In case you want to completely reset all the settings and remove entire Edge data from the computer browser, then you can choose the option to reset. But, use this option cautiously since the data once delete is not recovered.

Here are the steps to reset the edge browser completely and start fresh in the computer:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on Computer.
  2. Click on horizontal 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Switch to the Privacy and Services section.
  5. Select on Restore settings to their default values option.
  6. Hit on the Reset command button.

Reset Microsoft Edge Settings on Computer

This will completely remove all the cache, cookies and all the information that we have been storing in the Edge browser.

You will also be logged out of the Microsoft account. But your synced data like bookmarks, history, address auto-fill, and saved passwords will not be cleared and reappear when you sign-in again.

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