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Windows 7: How to remove the history folder path in windows explorer address bar

19 Oct 2011   #1

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How to remove the history folder path in windows explorer address bar

Please I need a solution for the history folder path in address bar of windows

here is the screen shot of what i want to be removed:



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19 Oct 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Ccleaner will clean it up every time you run it. I do not know of a way to completely disable it though.
CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
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19 Oct 2011   #3

windows 7
 
 

Thanks, I was trying to find a way to disable it in windows.
I found a way to remove them from registry, this should be much better then a 3rd party software
Windows 7: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TypedPaths (Tested and worked)
Vista:
1- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedPaths
or
2-
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedUrls
(Not Tested, cause do not have Vista running)

this way we can remove a particular path history (that is nice)

but I like to find a way to Disable this feature I hope if anybody knows try to share it with me.
Thanks in advance.
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19 Oct 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Phenom,

You could use the tutorial below to turn off "auto suggest" in Windows Explorer if you like.

Windows Explorer Auto Suggest - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Oct 2011   #5

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

see above, my man brink here is the master of tutorials. I'm sure he knows what he's talking about.
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19 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Or simply untick recent items:
Start > Properties > Start Menu tab: untick "Store and display recently opened programs...". Click Apply.
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19 Oct 2011   #7

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Phenom,

You could use the tutorial below to turn off "auto suggest" in Windows Explorer if you like.

Windows Explorer Auto Suggest - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thank you a lot, this is what i was after. its registry again.
by the way what is the purpose of below line in the both on and off .reg files:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoComplete]
"AutoSuggest"=-

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by debugged View Post
Or simply untick recent items:
Start > Properties > Start Menu tab: untick "Store and display recently opened items...". Click Apply.
Thanks debugged, this is related to the task bar history and I already un-ticked it


and thank you all who contribute and shared there information with me.

Best Regards
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19 Oct 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Phenom.

The HKEY_CURRENT_USER entry for this only applies to the user the REG file was merged in.

The HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE entry for this applies to all users on the computer. I added that line to remove that entry since it would override the HCU one. This way each user could specify how they wanted it set. That's all.
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19 Oct 2011   #9

windows 7
 
 

Great
thanks again Brink.
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19 Oct 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome.
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