How to delete Internet Explorer temporary files and cookies

Since I wanted to test Windows Live Writer and had mentioned deleting the temporary Internet files from the web browser I thought I'd create a little post and see how it all fairs. Enjoy 😉

First start good old Internet explorer. Click on the Tools menu drop down (if you do not see a menu list with "Tools" on it as the image below shows, try pressing the ALT key. This tells windows to show you short-cut keys and enable hiding menus)

1-Tools Menu-Options 

Click that "Internet Options" item at the bottom. This will bring up the Internet Options dialog which looks like this:

2-Internet Options - General Tab

At this point, click the "Delete…" button. This will bring up the Delete Browsing History dialog box.

3-Delete Browsing History-Delete Files and Delete Cookies

Click the "Delete files" button and you will be prompted to Ok the deletion of the files. Choose "Yes":

4-Delete Files Confirm

Then click the "Delete Cookies" button and you will be prompted to Ok the deletion of the files. Choose "Yes" (Warning: This will cause some sites that store your login information on your browser to prompt you again for your name and password.) :

5-Delete Cookies Confirm

And you my friend are done. Close down all running instances of Internet Explorer and restart the browser and you should be good to go. Good luck!

Regards!