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

23 Dec 2009   #21

Windows 7 64 bit home premium
erasing URL history bar. SOLUTION

Thanks to Brink for his post. I want to report that the simple steps he suggested solved the probelm for me. I took screenshots of the steps for anyone they might help. This is a great Forum. Glad I found you guys.

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23 Dec 2009   #22

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome TC57. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
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23 Dec 2009   #23

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

This is held in the idex.dat files CCleaner will renove it. and run the Windows section and uncheck anything you want to keep/
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24 Jan 2011   #24


You guys are great......... thank you Xaldieexo,Antman,Jacee and all who moved to solve this annoying issue.. Your exceptional solution made me really happy as I was facing the same problem and had tried many things before reaching you.. once again thank you all from the bottom of my heart.. Love you all
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08 Aug 2012   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Hi, don't know if you fixed your issue but go to your start menu, and then click on the computer tab. Then right click on the big address bar at the top of the window. then hit "delete history". this will remove all your search history from the small taskbar address bar.......Hope this helps...:)
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08 Jan 2013   #26

Windows 8 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xladieexo View Post
I'd first like to thank EVERYONE that took the time and helped me. all your information was appreciated,considered and used! You guys are great.

Antman fixed my problem. =D

i went into my registry


deleted all the urls
rebooted and they were gone.

Thank you so much Antman as well as everyone else who has helped me. You all rock!!! I hope this thread will become handy for someone who is facing the same problem i was.

i hope you all have wonderful days.

night. =]

I'm having some "problems" with getting into the registry.
Every time I type "reg" and search for it, all it does is: It opens Command Prompt and then as soon as it appears, it closes it Immediately & disappears!!, NO MATTER WHAT I DO!!!
Am I doing something wrong? & If so, then can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong & how to "fix"/"solve" the problem?
How was this ("Technique") supposed to work? What are you supposed to do to make this work?
Do I just "Type 'reg' into the Search Box and Restart" to "clear" the Search History?
Or is there more to the "story" than just that?
Anyways, Please Help!
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08 Jan 2013   #27

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello RandomHelper101, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help with this. OPTION ONE has a .reg file that will do this for you automatically if you like.

Windows Explorer Auto Suggest - Delete Typed Paths

Hope this helps, :)
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08 Jan 2013   #28

Windows 8 x64

Thanks Brink,
That help me a lot! Also, Option 2 works very well for choosing/selecting which links to delete.
Here is that Site Page that helped me: for others to see:
Windows Explorer Auto Suggest - Delete Typed Paths
Thanks for the help! & I LOVE the quick response! Awesome!
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08 Jan 2013   #29

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome RandomHelper101. :)
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