I need to be able to delete my entire browsing history in IE8. Even after explicitly invoking the option of clearing browsing history from within IE8, I notice some cookies and files do not get deleted from the Temporary Internet Files folder.
migrated from stackoverflow.com Aug 29 '10 at 23:34
instead of going to tools -> internet options -> delete... it seems IE has a 'feature' to save data for your frequent websites, so deleting cookies does not always delete cookies.
If you instead go to Tools -> Delete Browsing History -> uncheck 'Preserve Favorites website data' -> then delete cookies, this removes all cookies like it should have in the first place
I don't know why IE8 thought having the Preserve Favorites checkmarked by default was a good idea, but whatever floats there boat! -Jaseowns