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How To Clear or Disable the Windows 7 Explorer Search History

How To Clear or Disable the Windows 7 Explorer Search History

Learn How To Clear or Disable Windows Search History

It is good to have a search option in windows as it can help you to search any file or folder that you don’t know where the location of that file is? But whenever you search any file or folder in your windows did you have ever noticed that the files you search have no option to delete from there i.e it creates a history of the files that you have searched. If you have noticed that then have you ever thought how to delete these files. Well if you don’t know about this trick then i am going to discuss about how to remove or delete these files that you search in the windows search box. For that you just have to follow these steps provided you below.
How To Clear or Disable the Windows 7 Explorer Search History

  1. Clear the search history :-

If you want to clear the history of searched for items you will need to edit the registry. Always be careful when editing the registry since any changes are made instantly.

To open the registry editor, press Window+R and type regedit and then press enter.

Then navigate to :-

COMPUTER\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\WordWheelQuery

Right click on WordWheelQuery and choose Delete and then you can close the Registry Editor. Now your search history will be deleted but any new searches will show up in the history again.

2) Disable the search history :-

If you want to disable the search history then you can do so by using the Local Group Policy Editor which is used to define user and computer configurations for things such as policies, security options and software options etc.

To open the Local Group Policy Editor, press Window+R and type gpedit.msc and then press enter.

Now navigate to :-

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer

Then find the entry that says Turn off display of recent search entries in the Windows Explorer search box.

Double click the entry and change the setting to Enabled and click apply and then ok. Now whenever you do a search in Windows explorer it will not keep your search history.

This is the simple way in which you can Clear or Disable the Windows 7 Explorer Search History. You can also try this in windows vista / 8 / 8.1 / 10 /

Hope you like the tutorial and share with all your friends. If you have any query regarding this then post your comment in the comment box below.

About SUNIL LINUS

SUNIL LINUS
A staunch believer of "talk less and talk sense", Sunil Singh is a college student who loves technology, programming and gaming. He is a content writer at Mr. Tech Myth. As, he writes about Technology, Gadgets, Latest Udemy Courses, Android paid Apps and games, Computer Softwares and games and much more. He likes to share his knowledge with others.

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