How to clear browsing history in internet explorer 11 without deleting the saved passwords


Can someone provide step by step on how to clear the internet explorer browser as much as possible BUT without deleting any stored passwords please.

Thank you
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Italiabella,

Click the Tools menu, then Delete browsing history (or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Shift-Del). You'll see this:

IE11 delete history
Tick the boxes on everything you want to clear (but, of course, don't tick the Passwords box) — and note that the first item needs to be un-ticked to clear it (ticking it is a Preserve action). Then click the Delete button. That's it! Regards, Joe
ItaliabellaAuthor Commented:
Joe please check my pic, is this properly done. I will clear everything EXCEPT for the passwords.Passwords will be kept.
Thank you.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Close, but not quite. You want to un-tick the first box, because ticking it means to Preserve it. Other than that, it's good to go!
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ItaliabellaAuthor Commented:
Check my pic now please....I am cleaning an important PC and I can't mess it up. They have a lot of passwords stored!

Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
That is good — it will delete all elements of the browsing history (including cookies), but it will keep the saved passwords.

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ItaliabellaAuthor Commented:
Thank You Joe.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome, Italiabella. Happy to help. Regards, Joe
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