Internet explorer search

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by tango1, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. tango1

    tango1 §Ð Clan Ad.ministrator

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    Hey everyone, I have a friend with a question. How do you clear the info in the search boxes in ie, I cant remember how yoou clear the box of past searches. everytime you type something into the box it shows past search results. can those be removed? thanks
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Tools
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    Browsing history
    Delete
    Form data
    Delete forms
    or Delete all
     
  3. tango1

    tango1 §Ð Clan Ad.ministrator

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    niether of those clears it out permenetly, if you type a letter in the box any word that starts with that letter you previously searched for shows up again.
     
  4. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Have you tried clearing Recent Items/Documents? However, a search box is included within a form. Clearing form data should clear out auto complete. You can try disabling auto complete, restarting IE, then re-enable it.
     
  5. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    May be easier to just run CCleaner.
     
  6. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Windows likes to stash information in multiple places so a simple delete command does not work. After the obvious place data is stored it also ends up in pagefiles, system restore and possibly other locations. When Windows wants to be helpful it will go to the secondary storage places and recover things you think you deleted. Embarrasing with those pesky porn sites, and aggravating with viruses and malware...
     
  7. codementor

    codementor OSNN Junior Addict

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    Deleting from the browsing history should not show up the letter again.