How to clear search history on my Windows XP

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Windows XP how can I clear the search history? When I search files in my machine the typed search is saved for future use. But I want to clear that How can I clear it? Not Internet Explorer rather the windows explorer.

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How to clear search history on my Windows XP

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The search history stored in the registry, to remove the search history follow these steps.

  1. Click start / run / typed regedit
  2. Navigate the following key:
  3. HKEY_CURRENT_USER  Software Microsoft Search Assistant  ACMru  5603
  4. In the right pane, delete the search items.
  5. Close registry editor.
Answered By 0 points N/A #119345

How to clear search history on my Windows XP

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Close all the open windows explorer:

  1. Begin the registry editor.
  2. Input this on the registration field HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftSearch AssistantACMru
  3. Now choose and remove all subkey below the ACMru
  4. Then turn off the registry editor.
  5. You need to sign in and sign out before you do new searches.
Answered By 0 points N/A #119346

How to clear search history on my Windows XP

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As I validate my solution using different search engines on the internet, there are various ways but most of them require registry editing. I will show you a trick in a more simple way.

Right click the taskbar, the bar beside your start menu button, (it is easier if you close all open windows for you to be able to click the taskbar not the window of an open program) then choose properties, click the start menu tab, then click customize, on the general tab, click clear list button, beside the general tab is the advanced tab, click it, then click the clear list button. Close everything and you’re done.

Answered By 0 points N/A #119347

How to clear search history on my Windows XP

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Dear federick,

In Windows XP how can you clear the search history? Well its simple. Do as I say, go to the website http://www.filehippo.com and download the latest version of "Ccleaner". It's a cleaner software for your PC. It clears cookies, history, dns cache, recently types url, index.dat files, prefetch, temp, memory dumps, FTP accounts, save passwords.

Its a very handy software and easy to use. Installs in seconds. After installation click "analyze" after analyzing click "run cleaner". You can do it either by manual registry tweaking or try automated software like "Ccleaner". Will be glad if its help. 

Thanks.

Answered By 0 points N/A #119348

How to clear search history on my Windows XP

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I have the same problem. Thanks, Shahid78. I followed your instructions and I was able to clear my search history in Windows XP. 

Thanks.

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