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Search History in File Explorer - Clear and Reset in Windows 8


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Search History in File Explorer - Clear and Reset in Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to either delete individual recent search auto suggest entries or to clear and reset all of them from the Search Box in File Explorer in only your user account in Windows 8.
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How to Clear and Reset your Search Auto Suggest History in Windows 8 File Explorer
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This tutorial will show you how to either delete individual recent search auto suggest entries or to clear and reset all of them from the Search Box in File Explorer in only your user account in Windows 8.
How to Clear and Reset your Search "Auto Suggest" History in Windows 8 File Explorer

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This tutorial will show you how to either delete individual recent search auto suggest entries or to clear and reset all of them from the Search Box in File Explorer in only your user account in Windows 8.

Note   Note
File Explorer shows suggestion pop-ups as you type into the Search Box. These suggestions are based on your past entries into the Search Box.


EXAMPLE: Search "Auto Suggest" in File Explorer
W8_File_Explorer.jpg





OPTION ONE
To Delete Only Specific Search "Auto Suggest" Entries in File Explorer

1. Open File Explorer.​
2. Click/tap inside the Search box, then select (highlight) the search suggestion (ex: ttt) that you want to delete, and press the Delete key. (see screenshot below)​
W8_File_Explorer.jpg
3. You will not notice that it has been deleted. (see screenshot below)​
delete.jpg
4. Repeat if you would like to delete another one.​






OPTION TWO
To Reset and Clear All Search "Auto Suggest" Entries in File Explorer

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, then run it.​
Clear_Search_History_in_File_Explorer.bat
download
2. If prompted, click/tap on Run.​
NOTE: If you like, you can stop getting the Run prompt by unblocking the downloaded .bat file.​
3. You will now notice a command prompt quckly open and close while applying the changes to your registry.​


That's it,
Shawn


 
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Thank you Grant. I'm glad you like it. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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