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tango1

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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
 

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tango1

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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...
 

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