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August 23, 2005 8:30:01 AM

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Hi there, new to all this so apologies for my ignorance. I'd like to know
how to clear the history from a drop-down list. When trying to add an
attachment to an e-mail when I click browse and the file dialogue box appears
the drop down list displays a history of file pathways. I would be greatful
if someone sould explain how to clears this. Sorry about the long winded
explanation!
Anonymous
August 23, 2005 12:53:53 PM

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On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 04:30:01 -0700, Ian wrote:

> Hi there, new to all this so apologies for my ignorance. I'd like to know
> how to clear the history from a drop-down list. When trying to add an
> attachment to an e-mail when I click browse and the file dialogue box appears
> the drop down list displays a history of file pathways. I would be greatful
> if someone sould explain how to clears this. Sorry about the long winded
> explanation!

It depends on what your email program is and whether it tracks history on
its own or if it uses history from Internet Explorer (IE) or Windows
Explorer.

To clear history in IE: Internet Options> General> History: click Clear
In Windows Explorer: Right click the start button, click Properties. Click
Customize. Locate the "Clear" button in the Documents section. This will
clear the documents history (start> recent documents) as well as "other"
history.

If you find history listings to be annoying in general, turn off
AutoComplete in IE (Internet Options) and Windows Explorer (Folder
Options). That will eliminate many lists found in various areas of Windows
but not within individual programs.

To clear history within a program: Check the program's menu for settings
that allow you turn this feature on/off. If not available, use one of the
many MRU cleaners available for download on the internet. Sometimes
anti-spyware programs like AdAware include a privacy section that will
clear MRU lists as well.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
August 23, 2005 3:38:45 PM

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Thanks for the advice, it work a treat. Your a star!

"Sharon F" wrote:

> On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 04:30:01 -0700, Ian wrote:
>
> > Hi there, new to all this so apologies for my ignorance. I'd like to know
> > how to clear the history from a drop-down list. When trying to add an
> > attachment to an e-mail when I click browse and the file dialogue box appears
> > the drop down list displays a history of file pathways. I would be greatful
> > if someone sould explain how to clears this. Sorry about the long winded
> > explanation!
>
> It depends on what your email program is and whether it tracks history on
> its own or if it uses history from Internet Explorer (IE) or Windows
> Explorer.
>
> To clear history in IE: Internet Options> General> History: click Clear
> In Windows Explorer: Right click the start button, click Properties. Click
> Customize. Locate the "Clear" button in the Documents section. This will
> clear the documents history (start> recent documents) as well as "other"
> history.
>
> If you find history listings to be annoying in general, turn off
> AutoComplete in IE (Internet Options) and Windows Explorer (Folder
> Options). That will eliminate many lists found in various areas of Windows
> but not within individual programs.
>
> To clear history within a program: Check the program's menu for settings
> that allow you turn this feature on/off. If not available, use one of the
> many MRU cleaners available for download on the internet. Sometimes
> anti-spyware programs like AdAware include a privacy section that will
> clear MRU lists as well.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>
Anonymous
August 23, 2005 10:00:31 PM

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On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 11:38:45 -0700, Ian wrote:

> Thanks for the advice, it work a treat. Your a star!
>

You're most welcome, Ian!

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
!