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Windows 7: Clear Windows Explorer history in Windows 7 - How to

08 Nov 2009   #1
atomsk

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
Clear Windows Explorer history in Windows 7 - How to

Open regedit then navigate to

Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TypedPaths
After that delete all of the paths you want to (e.g. url1, url2, etc).

Could someone script this?

Source: How to Remove Unwanted Items from Addressbar History in Windows Explorer? - Tweaking with Vishal


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08 Nov 2009   #2
BashirSabeel

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Or you can download a program called Ccleaner, its very good, free and safe. Try it out it clears everything. It also features a registry cleaner.

Link: CCleaner - Home
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16 Apr 2012   #3
eliot22

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

To prevent Windows Explorer from storing the history of files accessed, the following instructions will make Windows Explorer delete the history every time you close it. This does not affect Internet Explorer, just Windows Explorer.

In regedit, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TypedPaths

Right-click on the Typedpaths folder, click "Permissions..."

Click "Advanced"
Uncheck "Include inheritable permissions from parent"
Click "Remove" from the pop-up window

Reboot
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15 May 2014   #4
AZRider

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
For scripting:

reg delete HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TypedPaths /va /f
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04 Aug 2014   #5
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by atomsk View Post
Open regedit then navigate to

Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TypedPaths
After that delete all of the paths you want to (e.g. url1, url2, etc).

Could someone script this?

Source: How to Remove Unwanted Items from Addressbar History in Windows Explorer? - Tweaking with Vishal
but it's better to delete the files inside %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations
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10 Oct 2014   #6
JustThisOnce

Windows 7
 
 

Right-click the address bar > click delete history.
This won't work if you have the writing prompt on the bar, so left-click somewhere else in the explorer first.
I was trying to figure out this for awhile.. read all the forums, everything told me to go to registries, etc. But I couldn't ever find them. Accidentally right-click, and found it. -_-
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13 Feb 2015   #7
wozanihb

W7Ultimate x64
 
 

Excellent solution.
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12 Feb 2016   #8
Tryphona

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi there does anyone know how to clear the history from the drop down in the Add Network Location dialogue? (Attached Image)

I have some addresses there that I would like to remove, however I have not been successful in finding a way to delete them.

Thanks


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