Microsoft Edge cleaning rules

We explain how you can clean Microsoft Edge using CCleaner's Custom Clean. If you want to find out more about Microsoft Edge's specific cleaning rules in CCleaner, skip to Files and data you can clean in Microsoft Edge further below.  

What is Custom Clean?

Custom Clean is a function within CCleaner that allows you to customize how the app cleans different parts of your PC, such as your operating system and applications (like web browsers).

What are 'cleaning rules'? 

These are the specific files and data that you allow CCleaner to delete from your system. You can see some in the screenshot below as checkboxes you can select beneath the Windows tab.

CCleaner Professional, Custom Clean, Windows window

Files and data you can clean in Microsoft Edge:

Microsoft Edge (original edition):

  • Internet Cache – HTML, images, and other files accumulated while you surfed the Web while Microsoft Edge.
  • Internet History – A list of the sites you visited and the dates on which you visited them
  • Cookies – Web cookies stored by Microsoft Edge. Note that the Cookies to Keep list in the Options section of CCleaner controls cookies for all browsers you have installed, not just Microsoft Edge. Sites not on the Cookies to Keep list will have their login cookies removed along with other saved cookies. For further information about cookies, please see choosing which cookies to keep.
  • Download History – A list of files you downloaded through Microsoft Edge.
  • Last Download Location – Microsoft Edge remembers where you downloaded the last file on your computer.
  • Session – You can save the session and reopen it at a later time. Your Session contains all saved and opened tabs, so cleaning it will remove these tabs.
  • Set Aside Tabs – You can also put tabs into a list to examine at a later time in Microsoft Edge, and cleaning this list will empty it so that these pages can’t be retrieved later.
  • Recently Typed URLs – Microsoft Edge saves your recently-typed URLs so it can suggest them as you type new URLs with the same starting letters. This rule removes them.
  • Saved Form Information – Usernames, passwords, search terms, and anything else you typed into any forms that appeared in the browser's HTML canvas.
  • Saved Passwords – Microsoft Edge stores passwords for pages you've visited.
  • Saved Cards – Microsoft Edge can also offer to save credit card information for you. 

Microsoft Edge (Chromium Version):

  • Internet Cache – HTML, images, and other files accumulated while you surfed the Web using Microsoft Edge
  • Cookies – Web cookies stored by Microsoft Edge. Note that the Cookies to Keep list in the Options section of CCleaner controls cookies for all browsers you have installed, not just Microsoft Edge. Sites not on the Cookies to Keep list will have their login cookies removed (and other saved cookies). For further information about cookies, please see choosing which cookies to keep.
  • Internet History – A list of the sites you visited and the dates on which you visited them
  • Download History – A list of files you downloaded through Microsoft Edge.
  • Last Download Location – Microsoft Edge remembers where on your computer you downloaded the last file.
  • Session – You can save the session and reopen it at a later time. Your Session contains all saved and opened tabs, so cleaning it will remove these tabs.
  • Saved Form Information – Usernames, passwords, search terms, and anything else you typed into any forms that appeared in the browser's HTML canvas.
  • Saved Passwords – Microsoft Edge stores passwords for pages you've visited.
  • Compact Databases – Chromium-based browsers, including the new Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome, use databases to store bookmarks, history, and other data. When you remove information from these databases, they may still take up room with fragmented space. If you select Compact Database, CCleaner will defragment and trim unused space from these databases.

The 2 versions of Microsoft Edge in Windows 10:

Following a recent update to Windows 10, there are two versions of Microsoft Edge, so cleaning rules for both will be present on these installations of Windows.

The original Microsoft Edge and the latest version:

The original edition of Microsoft Edge is exclusive to Windows 10. Still, the Chromium-based version can be used on other versions of the operating system, so the Microsoft Edge Chromium cleaning rules may be used on other Windows versions if this software has been installed.

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