How to Delete Browser Files and History It's seems like today, deleting browser files and browsing history is very common practice. It makes sense to clean up your browsing history whether you're looking at R-rated material or not. If you're not on the bandwagon of deleting your browser history here is a good tutorial for you. Deleting Browser Files and History Different internet browsers have different ways to delete browser cache files, which is also known as "clearing" the browser's cache. Here is a quick run down on how to delete browser cache files on today's popular internet browsers: Mac OS X Browsers Firefox: 1. Choose Firefox -> Preferences 2. Choose the Advanced Icon 3. Choose the Network tab 4. Click Clear Now under the Cache heading. Safari: 1. Choose Safari -> Empty Cache Alternatively you can "reset" Safari to erase all of its history 1. Choose Safari -> Reset Safari Also, if you want to keep browsing private next time your are surfing, you can turn on private browsing in Safari: 1. Choose Safari -> Private Browsing Windows Browsers Internet Explorer: 1. Choose Tools -> Internet Options2. Choose the General tab3. Click Delete Files under Temporary Internet Files4. Check Delete all offline content5. Select OK Firefox: 1. Choose Tools -> Options2. Choose the Privacy Icon3. Choose the Cache tab4. Click Clear Cache Now There you have it. Your internet cache should be clear and clean! All done... Not so fast But did you know that just because you delete your browser files doesn't mean they're not recoverable (and therefore visible) to someone who is really checking up on you or wants to do you harm (steal your identity perhaps)? There are file recovery programs that can instantly undelete files that you thought were once long gone. Yikes! freedback.org/Reviews/Software/Permanently-Delete-Files.html shows a video how practically anyone can download a small program called Restoration to immediately recover files that you thought were deleted through your recycle bin. Don't worry though... the same page also reviews very simple-to-use software programs that make it easy to permanently delete your cache and other sensitive files, such as photos, videos and spreadsheets. John Cao Heard of the blog buzz word "freedback"? It stands for "free feedback," invented by TechTV's internet guru Chris Pirillo. Visit freedback.org to read more free computer tips and pointers freedback on permanently deleting browser files.