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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by fren, Sep 7, 2004.

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  1. fren

    fren Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    How can I delete all items listed in the drop down menu in the Find: Files and Folders window? Win98SE

    Thanks!
     
  2. hewee

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    If you have Ad-Aware or Spybot they will clear the list.
    You can also just do new searchs of anything else and it will be added to the list and the older ones gets deleted because it only list up to I think 10 searchs.
     
  3. brushmaster1

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    [tsg=welcome] Welcome to TSG! [/tsg]

    You're not quite clear about what you want to delete. To delete all the files found, Ctrl+A will highligt them all, then just hit the delete key.
     
  4. fren

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    Okay, I'll try both of them...

    Thank you very much....
     
  5. Deke40

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    The 'Find History' is stored in the registry.
    H_C_U\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DocFindSpecMRU
    Instead of running the registry editor and deleteing the items one and one, you might use a .REG file to do the job. Copy the following to Notepad and save it as "Clear Find History.reg" without the quotes then double click on it or right click and click merge to merge it to the registry and it will delete the entries. Just remember where you save the .reg file, I have a special folder set up for my reg files, and use it to clear the find history when you wnat too.

    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Doc Find Spec MRU]
    "a"=""
    "b"=""
    "c"=""
    "d"=""
    "e"=""
    "f"=""
    "g"=""
    "h"=""
    "i"=""
    "j"=""
    "k"=""
    "l"=""
    "m"=""
    "n"=""
    "o"=""
    "p"=""
    "q"=""
    "r"=""
    "s"=""
    "t"=""
    "u"=""
    "v"=""
    "w"=""
    "x"=""
    "y"=""
    "z"=""
     
  6. fren

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    Hi DEKE,

    Greetings!

    Nice ideas!!! Nice and simple instructions, very easy to undertand.

    More questions on this issue, hope you don't mind!!

    Just in case, I don't need the "REG" file anymore. Can I safely delete the file in the root registry? Can I also apply this application to WinME?

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

    fren
     
  7. Deke40

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    I wouldn't delete the file from the registry.

    I don't know if it would work on me. If you have the same key in the same loacation try it, but besure and always back up first.
     
  8. fren

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    Hi Deke,

    It's great! I've just found and deleted manually all items listed in the drop down menu at DocFindSpecMRU. But I think I'll also try to use the "REG" file, because maybe, this will help me delete the files easily.

    Thanks for the info you've given me.... and also thanks to all who tried to contribute their ideas.

    Have a nice day!!!!

    fren
     
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