Reset Your Web Browsers to its Default Settings – How to Guide

Sometimes, our browsers gets way too cluttered up with bookmarks we don’t want to use, and websites history we don’t want to keep anymore, a program you install may change your search engine, install toolbars, and do other unwelcome things,

So in order to get rid of everything, a default settings reset should be done. In this guide, you will be shown Reset Your Web Browsers to its Default Settings. The browsers that we will cover in this guide are  Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome.

Lets get things started. First up, we will be covering Internet Explorer.

How to reset Internet Explorer :

Step 1: Open up Internet Explorer

Step 2: Go to your browser menu, click on “Tools” and then select “Internet Options

Step 3: Go to the last tab, which says “Advanced

Step 4: You should see a “Reset Internet Explorer” setting with a “Reset…” button. Go ahead and hit that button to reset Internet Explorer.

That was quite simple for Internet Explorer, wasn’t it?

Now moving into Firefox and how to reset the browser. Here is the easiest way for you to reset Firefox without any problems.

How to reset Firefox :

Step 1: Open up Firefox

Step 2: Go to the Firefox button on the top left, hover over “Help” section and then you will see the option “Troubleshooting Information.” Go ahead and click on that option.

Step 3: There will be a new tab that will open. On the top right, there will be an option to “Reset Firefox.” Please backup your data (if you need to) before resetting Firefox.

Step 4: Click the “Reset Firefox” button. It will bring up a pop up that will as you to confirm the command. Initiate the command and your browser will reset.

Reset your browsers setting

Now that we have Internet Explorer and Firefox out of the way, it’s time to move onto Google Chrome.

Please make sure to backup all necessary data before proceeding with the reset process. This cannot be stressed enough, and there is no way you will be able to retrieve anything after its reset and deleted.

Resetting Google Chrome :

Step 1: Close down Google Chrome and stop all browser processes.

Step 2: Proceed to locating the installation folder of Google Chrome.

Step 3: Once you’re in the installation folder, go to the User Data folder, located (for example) here:

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data.

Step 4: Locate a file with the name “Default” and then rename it to “Default.old”

Step 5: Close the window; launch Google Chrome and a new “Default” file will be created.

In this reset process of Chrome, your data is still located in the user data just in case you may want to access it again. Unlike other browsers where your data is completely deleted, here you have a chance to save the file. You can even move the file to another location for safe keeping if you need to use it later on.

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