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Windows 7: Can't clear history of Taskbar's Address Toolbar


15 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Can't clear history of Taskbar's Address Toolbar

Edit:

This has been solved.


I wanted to know if there was a way to clear the history out of the adress toolbar from the taskbar.

Here is what i mean

I right click on the taskbar
i go to the toolbars
and click adress

it displays a adress bar sort of like google gadgets

the only problem i am having is that i want to clear some of the searches of websites i typed in their

i have cleared all my history and
cookies and temporary files in both Firefox and internet explorer

if anyone could help me
it would be greatly appreciated.

this is an annoyance i want to solve.

thank you for your time and help in advanced.

=]

here is an image of what i am taking about.

soryy i didnt post it before.



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15 Sep 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

When you hover your mouse over the URL, is there a red X next to it? If there is, then click the X to delete it.

Oh, wait .... I'm talking about typed URL's in the Address bar at the top of the Windows screen.
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15 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

No there isnt unfortunately.

when i hover my mouse over the url or search term all i get is this.



i click delete on my keboard but nothing happens

and i try to right click and see if i get any options but nothing comes up.

=[
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15 Sep 2009   #4

 

Nirs Sofer (NirSoft) has written some of the most reliable and awesome tools available. Try his classic tool.

IE HistoryView: Freeware Internet Explorer History Viewer

In IEHistoryView, you can select the history folder (By default, it gives the current user’s history folder).

If you want to see the typed URLs of Internet Explorer, just go to view –> show typed URLs.

This software it displays the number of visits for every URL. It also shows the user which has accessed the URL.
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15 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

unfortunately that did not work either. =[

here is a video of me trying to explain it to the best of my ability.

View My Video
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15 Sep 2009   #6

 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs

Belay that.

Is this a job for CCleaner? http://www.ccleaner.com/
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15 Sep 2009   #7

 

Viewing History
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and above users can view their history files by clicking the "Tools" menu, "Internet Options", clicking the "Settings" button under the Browsing history, and then clicking the "View Files" button.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x users can view their history files by clicking the "Tools" menu, "Internet Options", clicking the "Settings" button, and then clicking the "View Files" button.
Deleting History
  • Microsoft Windows users running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x and 7.x can delete their history files by clicking the "Tools" menu, "Internet Options", and clicking the "Delete Files" or "Delete" button. Users also have the option of automatically deleting files each time the close the browser window by clicking the "Advanced" tab and checking "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed" under the "Security" section.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x users on an Apple Macintosh can delete the history by clicking the "Hard Drive" icon, "System", "Preferences", "Explorer", and moving the history file into the trash.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 and lower users can delete their history by clicking the "View" menu, "Options", open the tab "Advanced", click the "Settings" tab, and click the "Empty Folder" button.
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15 Sep 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs

That works in Vista, but not Win 7. ^^^

Here's a small cleaner I use. It says it's for XP, but it works with both Vista and Windows7:
ATF Cleaner ATF-Cleaner.exe - www.atribune.org
Click "Main" > check 'select all' (except 'Prefetch') this first time using it, then click "Empty Selected". Do the same for FireFox and Opera if you use either of those browsers.

You can use CCleaner along with this app.
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15 Sep 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you jacee and antman. I tried both of your methods but it still doesnt work. here is my experinces.

View My Video
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15 Sep 2009   #10

 

Belay that means Ignore that. I should have deleted the text. Jacee knew it wouldn't work also.
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