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Rundll32 Programmatically Delete IE7 Browsing History

With Mozilla Firefox, you can set it to clear all browsing history upon closing the last instance Firefox browser.

However, there is no such browser security feature in Internet Explorer. Though, the latest IE7 for Windows Vista and Windows XP comes with a one-click button to manually clear all browsing history, such as temporarily Internet files in the IE7 cache folder, cookies, URL history, form data, and remembered passwords.

How to one-click delete or clear all IE7 browsing history?
IE7 comes with one-click button to manually clear all browsing history

Anyway, before reaching this one-click button, you have to click the mouse at least 5 times! Yet, IE7 will not automatically clear all browsing history upon exit, as what the Firefox does.

IE7 one-click button to manually delete or clear all IE browsing history, which includes temporarily Internet files, cookies, history, form data, passwords.

If you’re looking for a real one-click keyboard shortcut or hotkey or a Windows Shell Scripts to programmatically clearing all IE7 browsing history, take a look on these RunDLL32 samples that calling the InetCpl.cpl exported functions:

To clear IE7 temporary Internet files
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8

To clear IE7 browsing cookies
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 2

To clear IE7 browsing history
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 1

To clear IE7 form data
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 16

To clear IE7 remembered passwords for filling web login forms
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 32

To clear or delete all IE7 browsing history – all of above!
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 255

To clear or delete all IE7 browsing history and also delete files and settings stored by add-ons – you need 5 mouse-clicks to reach this functions, if without using the InetCpl.cpl exported function with RunDLL32!
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 4351

In order to create a real hotkey to clear or delete all IE7 browsing history with those RunDLL32 samples:
  1. Right-click on the Desktop, click to New command follow by Shortcut option from the context menu,
  2. Copy and paste either one of the RunDLL32 command into the text-box and click Next button,
  3. Give the RunDLL32 command shortcut a meaningful name and press Finish button,
  4. Right-click the new shortcut and select Properties option from the context menu,
  5. Click the Shortcut Key text-box and press a “hotkey” to create the keyboard shortcut, as long as the hotkey is not currently in used

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