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ainsleygas

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when I move the cursor to the left at the end of an address in the address bar it brings up old web pages,I mean very old!How can I delete these,usual history delete proceedures have no effect,any suggestions?
 
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no problem ainsleygas.......go to tools/internet options/general........click the "clear history" tab.........PHOOOOF!.....gone.
depending on which sites you visit,you might also want to set your"days to keep pages in history" down to 2 or 3.
 

ainsleygas

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$teve- thanks for your suggestion but I have done this and it has no effect,it clears the recent history but if I type one letter in the address bar I still get these old pages starting with that letter,I have also tried clearing the history from the task bar with no effect!
 
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This wont work with ME.

Click start>shutdown>restart in Ms-Dos mode. Once there, type this exactly then hit enter after.

deltree/y history

Or, go to tools>internet options>content>autocomplete>uncheck the box for web addresses>ok, then go to the advanced tab>scroll down and uncheck the box for autocomplete web addresses.
 
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ainsleygas do you mean a dropdownbox that appears when entering new addresses... if so , its simply trying to offer to finish a pre-used address if you choose to click on it.


Savvy :)

[edit]
PS ...lol... it was a typo Doyce
 

TonyKlein

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Hi,

If typed urls remain in your Address Bar drop down menu after clearing History, do this:

Go to Start/run, and type Regedit.

Drill down to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs

Highlight 'TypedUrls'. Now remove the items you want to get rid of in the right pane.

Good luck,
 
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TonyKlien.
Been looking for a way to delete just certain URL's in the address bar for a couple of months. Buddy you are good. Thanks for the info.
DUTCH
 
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Your welcome ainsleygas. Be sure to copy Tony's suggestion down for the future. Also, you might be interested in this. When it is time to clean and defrag my system, I also use these in Ms-Dos.

deltree/y cookies
deltree/y tempor~1
exit

Those will clear all of your cookies and temporary internet files. I am sure glad it worked for you since I just noticed I had forgotten to mention typing exit the last time. :)
 
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