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Whenever you visit certain websites, temporary internet files and cookies are stored on AOL Desktop Software to identify the websites you have visited. These files and cookies can sometimes cause browsing issues. Similarly, your history list can also be a concern. The greater number of days you have specified for pages to be saved on your history list, the greater disk space used on your computer. You can free disk space by clearing this list.

Once you clear your cookies, cache and history, you may lose the following:

  • AOL Radio presets
  • Websites you have visited
  • Your shopping cart
  • Your customized pages

Information you need

If you want to clear the cache, cookies, history and footprints on AOL Desktop, you will need to know the version of the AOL Desktop Software installed on your computer. To find this information, double-click the AOL icon on your desktop. The Sign On screen normally displays the version of the AOL Desktop Software you are currently using.

To clear cookies, cache, history and footprints on the AOL Desktop Software, click the link below corresponding to your version for directions.