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

    Search History in File Explorer - Clear and Reset in Windows 8
    How to Clear and Reset your Search "Auto Suggest" History in Windows 8 File Explorer
    Published by Brink is offline
    30 Oct 2012
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    How to Clear and Reset your Search "Auto Suggest" History in Windows 8 File Explorer

    information   Information
    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

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    Search History in File Explorer - Clear and Reset in Windows 8 OPTION ONE Search History in File Explorer - Clear and Reset in Windows 8
    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)

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    3. You will not notice that it has been deleted. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Repeat if you would like to delete another one.







    Search History in File Explorer - Clear and Reset in Windows 8 OPTION TWO Search History in File Explorer - Clear and Reset in Windows 8
    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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    Nice tutorial.

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