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On windows 98 the find All Files tab

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  1. Dimeinga

    Dimeinga Thread Starter

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    I am trying to delete the name and location on the Find All files and I cannot.. can someone help me... thanks, a bunch. Dee




    thank you for responding but that's not it....

    O.k when you got to START tab and click on FIND FILES AND FOLDERS..... and when you go there there is a list of the files that you had previously searched for.. that's what I want deleted.. the previous searches. Under Name and Location - it says Named then below that it says Containing text then below that it says look in ... the Named location is where the previous searches are and I am trying to delete that... .... Hope you or anyone can help.



    Thanks Savvy for your help I hope I explained myself.. it's hard when you don't know what your talking about.. and believe me I am computer dumb,, Hope to speak to or anyone soon... thanks again, Dee :)

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  2. SavvyLady

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    I need you to explain a little better exactly where & on what you mean. Ok?



    Savvy :)


    * If you mean you have tried to locate a file in Find/files & folders & now your window is displaying what it located , then all you have to do is close it. Somehow I don't think thats what you mean though.
     
  3. Sharon D

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    I think what Dee means is that she(?) want to clear the Search results in Start>Find. Is that right? If it is you can do it this way via the registry: Start>Run>Type in regedit>Ok. They are located here for Win98\SE:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER_Software_Microsoft_Windows_Current Version_Explorer_Doc Find Spec MRU

    Click on the ''Doc Find Spec MRU'' Key in the left pane. You should then see the Find Files history entries in the right pane. You can right click on each entry and delete them from there. BTW, don't forget to "back up" the "Doc Find Spec MRU" registry key before deleting or modifying anything in the registry. To back up do this:

    Highlight the Registry Key you want to modify (folder in the lefthand pane), click on the "Registry" Toolbar button up top, choose "Export Registry File", give it a name and save it. To Export a registry file means that you are making a copy of the key you are going to change, and then you save it somewhere safe and convenient, like the Desktop or My Documents. I created a folder in My Documents called "Deleted Registry Keys" for keys that I've modified or deleted. If the Registry changes you made have bad effects, you can always go find the Registry keys (.reg files) you saved and rightclick and Merge (or doubleclick) and change the Registry keys back to what they were originally before you made the changes. I do this each and every time I "play" around in the registry.
    Let us know if this is what you were looking for or if you need further clarification. BTW, if you have WinMe let me know because the MRU key is in a different location in the registry.
    Hope your weekend is going well for you. :) sharon
     
  4. hewee

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    If you don't want do use regedit you can just do more searches and it will replace the ones there.
    start with a search for 1 then 2 etc. till the ones you want are gone.
     
  5. SavvyLady

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    If you have not gone to the HKEY & worked on this yet... I'd do exactly what hewee suggested...

    simply go back to find /files& folders & do random searches for several different things... like photo names or music titles etc... deleting the list you are trying to delete thru rotation. That way you don't mess around in the registry.

    Savvy :)
     
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