Deleting AutoComplete Web Addresses

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RPhox

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When I start typing web addresses the autocomplete kicks in and provides previously visited sites. I've tried the Clear History button in Options but that doesn't help. I don't want to totally disable the option but would like to be able to keep others from seeing where I've been.

I'm running MSExplorer 5.

Thanks for any help.
 
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What you need to do is:


1). Close Internet Explorer
2). Open The Internet Options From The Control Panel
3). When In The Internet Options Select The 2nd or 3rd tab (2nd I think).
4). Look For a button that says AutoComplete and press it
5). Once pressed select the option of having autocomplete on searches, web address or passwords. If you wish to clear the autocomplete for the searchs and webaddresses only select the button on the left this will then do what you want it to do.


*Non't forget to delete your history, temporary internet files (offline content and normal content).


Hope this is useful (let me know!!!)


Matt :cool: :D :p
 

RPhox

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Sorry, Matt, but I already knew how to disable the option. I wanted to delete the old addresses from the memory w/o disabling it. Thanks anyway.

But I did find the answer after running a search on an old thread. Basically using deltree at the DOS prompt. That did the trick.
 
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Also, tools>internet options>general tab>clear history. Saves from having to boot to DOS.
 

TonyKlein

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And if there are some entries left (and this happens) you can remove them in Regedit:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Typed URLs.
To delete any unwanted URLs just select them and press DEL.


Gtz.
 
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And where were you with that when Signature and I spent 2 weeks trying to help in another thread?
 

TonyKlein

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Hi DoyceJ,

I'm afraid I don't remember that one.
I'm active on 3 boards here in Holland, and a couple of American ones as well, and I have a full time job, so please forgive me if something occasionally slips my attention... :D

Cheers,
 
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Thats nothing. Try doing it with a 4 year old putting 15 bows in your hair while actively involved in a tea party and burping the only doll she has that cries. Thats a challenge. Got to remember to pull the batteries out of her.

When you see it next, I didnt get it from you. :)
 

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Originally posted by DoyceJ
When you see it next, I didnt get it from you. :)
Of course you didn't! :D

Feel free! Remember, I only stole it from somewhere else again... :)

Gtz.
 
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Yeah and If you type Format C: at the command prompt you will delete all the Internet Files as well!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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It took some nudging but we finally got her to do the deltree thing in DOS. All other options wouldnt work for one particular one and I believe Tony's idea would have gotten it.
 
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