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Delete Download History

 

As you download files from the Internet, your browser stores information about all files you downloaded. Download history stored by your browser can seriously compromise your security and privacy, as anyone who has access to your computer can see what files you have downloaded. To protect your privacy you should delete download history.

Open the Tools menu.

Select Browser History.

To delete download history in Internet Explorer, select Delete Browsing history.

To delete download history in Firefox and Google Chrome, select Clear Browsing history.

To delete download history in Safari, select Delete Browser history.

To delete download history in Opera, select Clear Browser history.

 

How to Delete Download History in Internet Explorer

  • Open the Tools menu.
  • Select Delete Browsing History or press Ctrl+Shift+Delete and select Download history.
  • Click the 'Delete' button.
  • To delete download history automatically, select Internet Options and check Delete browsing history on exit.

 

How to Delete Download History in Firefox

  • Open the Tools menu and select History.
  • Select Clear Recent History, open Details and select Browsing and Download history.
  • Click Clear Now.

 

How to Delete Download History in Chrome

Select Tools, then check Clear Browsing history and click Delete All.

 

in Google Chrome automatically

Select Tools, then check Clear Browsing history automatically and click OK.

 

How to Delete Download History in Safari

  • Open Safari.
  • Menu Window.
  • Select Downloads.
  • Click on the ones you want to remove or clear all.

In Safari Automatically

  • Open Safari.
  • Click on Edit then Preferences.
  • Go to General tab.
  • In the section Remove download list items choose and select "When Safari quits" or "Upon Succesful Download".

 

In Opera

  • Open Opera.
  • Go to Menu.
  • Select Downloads.
  • Remove items individually or select clear all.

 

In MAC

  • To delete all the download log of your MAC type:
  • sqlite3 ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LaunchServices.QuarantineEventsV* 'delete from LSQuarantineEvent'

 

In Android Phone and Tablet

  • Open Downloads app downloads.
  • For each File you want to delete touch and hold it.
  • Tap Delete

 

Related: How to clear cache, How to delete cookies