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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by ainsleygas, Nov 25, 2001.

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  1. ainsleygas

    ainsleygas Thread Starter

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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?
     
  2. SavvyLady

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    which browser?



    Savvy :)
     
  3. ainsleygas

    ainsleygas Thread Starter

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    I'm using Internet Explorer.
     
  4. $teve

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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.
     
  5. ainsleygas

    ainsleygas Thread Starter

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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!
     
  6. DoyceJ

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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.
     
  7. SavvyLady

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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
     
  8. DoyceJ

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    Sqavvy????
     
  9. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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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,
     
  10. ainsleygas

    ainsleygas Thread Starter

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    Thank You DoyceJ - Problem Solved!
     
  11. padutch

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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
     
  12. DoyceJ

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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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