Clear Windows Explorer history in Windows 7 - How to


  1. Posts : 19
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64
       #1

    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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  2. Posts : 84
    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
       #2

    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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  3. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 32bit
       #3

    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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  4. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Enterprise x64
       #4

    For scripting:


    reg delete HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TypedPaths /va /f
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  5. Posts : 471
    windows 7 ultimate 64bit
       #5

    atomsk said:
    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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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 7
       #6

    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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  7. Posts : 1
    W7Ultimate x64
       #7

    Excellent solution.
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  8. Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #8

    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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