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All modern browsers have a feature to clear private data, but I can not find it in Internet Explorer 6.

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Go to the Tools menu and select Internet Options...

There, click on the Delete Cookies, Delete Files and Clear Cache buttons. That should do it.

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Windows Server 2003

  • Tools > Internet Options... > General > Temporary Internet files
    • Delete Cookies > OK
    • Delete Files > Delete all offline content > OK
  • Tools > Internet Options... > General > History > Clear History > Yes
  • Tools > Internet Options... > Content > Personal information > AutoComplete... > Clear AutoComplete history
    • Clear Forms > OK
    • Clear Passwords > OK
  • delete contents of C:\Documents and Settings(user)\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
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Then burn the whole thing down :). You should consider marking your answer as accepted, since it's the most complete one. – alex Nov 9 '09 at 10:35
I have to give a colleague my virtual machine with all major browsers installed. Deleting personal data was easy with all browsers except IE6. – Željko Filipin Nov 9 '09 at 10:37
It's not that hard, even in IE6. It's awkward and involves a lot of steps, but it's there and it works. – alex Nov 9 '09 at 10:44

If you use an Internet Explorer 6 or earlier, you must use a privacy tool like CCleaner.

Internet Explorer 6 is not a modern browser by any means.

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+1 for that last sentence. – innaM Nov 9 '09 at 10:54
@Manni: Apparently not everybody likes it - I've just been downvoted. – harrymc Nov 9 '09 at 12:13
-1 saying you must used a 3rd party tool. While not always user friendly, the ability has existed natively well before IE6. The question implies looking for a native solution. Also the opinion on IE6 doesn't help. – DHayes Nov 9 '09 at 13:29
@DHayes: You must if you want to get everything. Some cleanups can be done via IE, but not all. – harrymc Nov 9 '09 at 15:01

if you still have to use IE6, i recommend to install IE7Pro which will add many features of a modern browser to IE6, including tabbed browsing and a Privacy Cleaner to clear typed addresses, auto-complete web forms, and passwords, cookies, history of visted sites, temporary internet files, you can also clear the Tab History and clear the Text Saver.

IE7Pro is freeware and works with IE6, 7 and 8

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