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August 14, 2005 9:14:44 PM

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Typing the letter "c" into I.E.'s location box produces a list of
previously typed sites that begin with that letter, as an example.

Clearing HISTORY or TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES does not affect this list.
The names therein do not appear in the registry or MRU lists.

What's the secret to remove them, please?

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August 14, 2005 9:28:24 PM

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Seeing that the default harddisk is 'c', that might not be the best letter to
test with.

I tried working out your problem, and clearing the history removed the
wesbites I had been to. BUT, it did not delete files i had accessed through
windows explorer (you know, the standard application used to view your file
system).

As to remove those, I have no idea, but clearing history definately cleans
out your recently viewed sites in the drop down box.

"dev" wrote:

> Typing the letter "c" into I.E.'s location box produces a list of
> previously typed sites that begin with that letter, as an example.
>
> Clearing HISTORY or TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES does not affect this list.
> The names therein do not appear in the registry or MRU lists.
>
> What's the secret to remove them, please?
>
August 14, 2005 9:38:06 PM

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o yea. If your rather conscious of your privacy, you might want to set the
"Days to keep pages in history" box to 0. Hopefully windows will see this as
null, and will not log your viewed sites at all.

"Tim" wrote:

> Seeing that the default harddisk is 'c', that might not be the best letter to
> test with.
>
> I tried working out your problem, and clearing the history removed the
> wesbites I had been to. BUT, it did not delete files i had accessed through
> windows explorer (you know, the standard application used to view your file
> system).
>
> As to remove those, I have no idea, but clearing history definately cleans
> out your recently viewed sites in the drop down box.
>
> "dev" wrote:
>
> > Typing the letter "c" into I.E.'s location box produces a list of
> > previously typed sites that begin with that letter, as an example.
> >
> > Clearing HISTORY or TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES does not affect this list.
> > The names therein do not appear in the registry or MRU lists.
> >
> > What's the secret to remove them, please?
> >
Related resources
August 14, 2005 9:51:31 PM

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/Tim/ said:

> "dev" wrote:
>
>>Typing the letter "c" into I.E.'s location box produces a list of
>>previously typed sites that begin with that letter, as an example.
>>
>>Clearing HISTORY or TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES does not affect this list.
>>The names therein do not appear in the registry or MRU lists.
>>
>>What's the secret to remove them, please?

> Seeing that the default harddisk is 'c', that might not be the best letter to
> test with.
>
> I tried working out your problem, and clearing the history removed the
> wesbites I had been to. BUT, it did not delete files I had accessed through
> windows explorer (you know, the standard application used to view your file
> system).
>
> As to remove those, I have no idea, but clearing history definitely cleans
> out your recently viewed sites in the drop down box.

Thanks. Yes, these are files from c:\, not Net locations. Privacy isn't
the issue. Curiousity is.^
Anonymous
August 14, 2005 11:11:03 PM

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Hello dev,

The solution to your problem is simple, here it goes:

Make sure that you are in Internet Explorer
click tools
click internet options
click on the content tab
click the autocomplete button
make sure the web addresses check box is not checked
click ok

By Angel


"dev" wrote:

> Typing the letter "c" into I.E.'s location box produces a list of
> previously typed sites that begin with that letter, as an example.
>
> Clearing HISTORY or TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES does not affect this list.
> The names therein do not appear in the registry or MRU lists.
>
> What's the secret to remove them, please?
>
August 14, 2005 11:31:51 PM

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/new office 2003 user/ said:

> "dev" wrote:
>
>>Typing the letter "c" into I.E.'s location box produces a list of
>>previously typed sites that begin with that letter, as an example.
>>
>>Clearing HISTORY or TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES does not affect this list.
>>The names therein do not appear in the registry or MRU lists.
>>
>>What's the secret to remove them, please?

> Hello dev,
>
> The solution to your problem is simple, here it goes:
>
> Make sure that you are in Internet Explorer
> click tools
> click internet options
> click on the content tab
> click the autocomplete button
> make sure the web addresses check box is not checked
> click ok
>
> By Angel

This is good, Angel - for vanquishing them until the feature is reenabled.
Then they appear once more - leaving the the underlying question: Where
are they kept? Or how can they be deleted?
Anonymous
August 14, 2005 11:55:01 PM

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Hi dev,

I just went into the instructions that I sent you put a check mark on web
addresses and all the previous sites that I went to were not visuable. Maybe
you need to delete your internet history first, then try the suggestion that
I gave to you earlier.(taking the check mark off the web addresses check
box). If that does not work the try the links that were sent to you by
another user related to the same idea that I sent you. Those links might be
detailed, and may help you out even more.

By Angel
"dev" wrote:

> /new office 2003 user/ said:
>
> > "dev" wrote:
> >
> >>Typing the letter "c" into I.E.'s location box produces a list of
> >>previously typed sites that begin with that letter, as an example.
> >>
> >>Clearing HISTORY or TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES does not affect this list.
> >>The names therein do not appear in the registry or MRU lists.
> >>
> >>What's the secret to remove them, please?
>
> > Hello dev,
> >
> > The solution to your problem is simple, here it goes:
> >
> > Make sure that you are in Internet Explorer
> > click tools
> > click internet options
> > click on the content tab
> > click the autocomplete button
> > make sure the web addresses check box is not checked
> > click ok
> >
> > By Angel
>
> This is good, Angel - for vanquishing them until the feature is reenabled.
> Then they appear once more - leaving the the underlying question: Where
> are they kept? Or how can they be deleted?
>
August 15, 2005 12:19:06 AM

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/new office 2003 user/ said:

> "dev" wrote:
>
>>/new office 2003 user/ said:
>>
>> > "dev" wrote:
>>
>>>>Typing the letter "c" into I.E.'s location box produces a list of
>>>>previously typed sites that begin with that letter, as an example.
>>>>
>>>>Clearing HISTORY or TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES does not affect this list.
>>>>The names therein do not appear in the registry or MRU lists.
>>>>
>>>>What's the secret to remove them, please?
>>>
>>>The solution to your problem is simple, here it goes:
>>>
>>>Make sure that you are in Internet Explorer
>>>click tools
>>>click internet options
>>>click on the content tab
>>>click the autocomplete button
>>>make sure the web addresses check box is not checked
>>>click ok
>>
>>This is good, Angel - for vanquishing them until the feature is reenabled.
>> Then they appear once more - leaving the the underlying question: Where
>>are they kept? Or how can they be deleted?

> I just went into the instructions that I sent you put a check mark on web
> addresses and all the previous sites that I went to were not visable. Maybe
> you need to delete your internet history first, then try the suggestion that
> I gave to you earlier.(taking the check mark off the web addresses check
> box). If that does not work the try the links that were sent to you by
> another user related to the same idea that I sent you. Those links might be
> detailed, and may help you out even more.

Yup, tried it all. UNchecked the box, then deleted HISTORY. As long as
"web addresses" is not enabled the list does not display. Recheck that
option, and back the old entries come.^ A mystery.
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 1:22:14 AM

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"dev" <dev@null.invalid> wrote in message
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> Typing the letter "c" into I.E.'s location box produces a list of
> previously typed sites that begin with that letter, as an example.
>
> Clearing HISTORY or TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES does not affect this list.
> The names therein do not appear in the registry or MRU lists.
>
> What's the secret to remove them, please?


You can clear the information stored here in the registry:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedUrls

In the right-hand pane, delete items with "url1", "url2" and so on.

--
William
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 1:33:55 AM

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"WTC" <bcrawfordjr(remove)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "dev" <dev@null.invalid> wrote in message
> news:o QYGr4SoFHA.3068@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Typing the letter "c" into I.E.'s location box produces a list of
>> previously typed sites that begin with that letter, as an example.
>>
>> Clearing HISTORY or TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES does not affect this list.
>> The names therein do not appear in the registry or MRU lists.
>>
>> What's the secret to remove them, please?
>
>
> You can clear the information stored here in the registry:
>
> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedUrls
>
> In the right-hand pane, delete items with "url1", "url2" and so on.
>

Also there is a hidden files in the Temporary Internet Folder, if you type
the following in the Run dialog box, you should be able to get there

cmd /k cd "%userprofile%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\content.ie5"

This may be the information you are looking for.

--
William
August 15, 2005 3:15:56 AM

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Clear IE History, AutoComplete, Clear the TIF, Clear the RunMRU, Typed URL's
and Clear List (depending on which Start Menu you are using): Right click
the Start button/Properties/Customize/Advanced/Recent Documents/Clear List.

Manual Editing:

Temp Files: IE/Tools/Internet Options/Delete Temporary Internet Files
Temp Files: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temp & TIF
Cookies: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Cookies
History: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\History

Internet Explorer address bar:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs

Run dialog box:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU

Documents menu:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RecentDocs

Common dialog boxes:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\LastVisitedMRU

Search Assistant:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru

-5001. Internet
-5603. Files and folders
-5604. Pictures, music, and video
-5647. Printers, computers, and people

A small utility I created that clears certain History Lists

Clear Recent File Lists - Includes Search and Run Menu (Line 41)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com



"dev" <dev@null.invalid> wrote in message
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> Typing the letter "c" into I.E.'s location box produces a list of
> previously typed sites that begin with that letter, as an example.
>
> Clearing HISTORY or TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES does not affect this list.
> The names therein do not appear in the registry or MRU lists.
>
> What's the secret to remove them, please?
August 15, 2005 3:15:57 AM

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/Kelly/ said:

> Clear IE History, AutoComplete, Clear the TIF, Clear the RunMRU, Typed URL's
> and Clear List (depending on which Start Menu you are using): Right click
> the Start button/Properties/Customize/Advanced/Recent Documents/Clear List.
>
> Manual Editing:
>
> Temp Files: IE/Tools/Internet Options/Delete Temporary Internet Files
> Temp Files: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temp & TIF
> Cookies: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Cookies
> History: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\History
>
> Internet Explorer address bar:
> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs
>
> Run dialog box:
> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
>
> Documents menu:
> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RecentDocs
>
> Common dialog boxes:
> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\LastVisitedMRU
>
> Search Assistant:
> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru
>
> -5001. Internet
> -5603. Files and folders
> -5604. Pictures, music, and video
> -5647. Printers, computers, and people
>
> A small utility I created that clears certain History Lists
>
> Clear Recent File Lists - Includes Search and Run Menu (Line 41)
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Fine resources as usual, Kelly. Unfortunately, the drop down c"\... items
do not appear in the registry, and I revisited every key listed above.
HISTORY directory cannot be deleted, but nothing under it seems related to
this issue. Ran your tool as well. All entries in I.E. persist.

Hardly earth shaking, yet intriguing.
August 15, 2005 4:18:36 AM

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/WTC/ said:

> "WTC" <bcrawfordjr(remove)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%236o6lDVoFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>
>>"dev" <dev@null.invalid> wrote in message
>>news:o QYGr4SoFHA.3068@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>
>>>Typing the letter "c" into I.E.'s location box produces a list of
>>>previously typed sites that begin with that letter, as an example.
>>>
>>>Clearing HISTORY or TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES does not affect this list.
>>>The names therein do not appear in the registry or MRU lists.
>>>
>>>What's the secret to remove them, please?
>>
>>You can clear the information stored here in the registry:
>>
>>HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedUrls
>>
>>In the right-hand pane, delete items with "url1", "url2" and so on.

Checked that. Only "default" is there; no "url..." listing.

> Also there is a hidden files in the Temporary Internet Folder, if you type
> the following in the Run dialog box, you should be able to get there
>
> cmd /k cd "%userprofile%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
> Files\content.ie5"

Looked there as well, and found only an INDEX.DAT file subdirectory, which
cannot be deleted.

Thanks
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 4:37:03 AM

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Hi Dev,

Maybe you can download one of those temporary programs like windows washer,
a shredder program, or another programs like that. I know that not all of
these programs clear the I.E. box, but then there other programs that do.
Good Luck.

By Angel

"WTC" wrote:

> "WTC" <bcrawfordjr(remove)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%236o6lDVoFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > "dev" <dev@null.invalid> wrote in message
> > news:o QYGr4SoFHA.3068@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> Typing the letter "c" into I.E.'s location box produces a list of
> >> previously typed sites that begin with that letter, as an example.
> >>
> >> Clearing HISTORY or TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES does not affect this list.
> >> The names therein do not appear in the registry or MRU lists.
> >>
> >> What's the secret to remove them, please?
> >
> >
> > You can clear the information stored here in the registry:
> >
> > HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedUrls
> >
> > In the right-hand pane, delete items with "url1", "url2" and so on.
> >
>
> Also there is a hidden files in the Temporary Internet Folder, if you type
> the following in the Run dialog box, you should be able to get there
>
> cmd /k cd "%userprofile%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
> Files\content.ie5"
>
> This may be the information you are looking for.
>
> --
> William
>
>
>
>
August 15, 2005 5:11:41 AM

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Thank you, dev. :o )

Why can't the History (history) be deleted or did you mean the directory as
literal? Speaking of, what would be listed as: c"\ anyway?

> Hardly earth shaking, yet intriguing.

Yes, it is. :o )
--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com



"dev" <dev@null.invalid> wrote in message
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> /Kelly/ said:
>
>> Clear IE History, AutoComplete, Clear the TIF, Clear the RunMRU, Typed
>> URL's
>> and Clear List (depending on which Start Menu you are using): Right
>> click
>> the Start button/Properties/Customize/Advanced/Recent Documents/Clear
>> List.
>>
>> Manual Editing:
>>
>> Temp Files: IE/Tools/Internet Options/Delete Temporary Internet Files
>> Temp Files: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temp &
>> TIF
>> Cookies: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Cookies
>> History: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\History
>>
>> Internet Explorer address bar:
>> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs
>>
>> Run dialog box:
>> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
>>
>> Documents menu:
>> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RecentDocs
>>
>> Common dialog boxes:
>> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\LastVisitedMRU
>>
>> Search Assistant:
>> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru
>>
>> -5001. Internet
>> -5603. Files and folders
>> -5604. Pictures, music, and video
>> -5647. Printers, computers, and people
>>
>> A small utility I created that clears certain History Lists
>>
>> Clear Recent File Lists - Includes Search and Run Menu (Line 41)
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
> Fine resources as usual, Kelly. Unfortunately, the drop down c"\... items
> do not appear in the registry, and I revisited every key listed above.
> HISTORY directory cannot be deleted, but nothing under it seems related to
> this issue. Ran your tool as well. All entries in I.E. persist.
>
> Hardly earth shaking, yet intriguing.
August 15, 2005 5:11:42 AM

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/Kelly/ said:

> Thank you, dev. :o )
>
> Why can't the History (history) be deleted or did you mean the directory as
> literal? Speaking of, what would be listed as: c"\ anyway?
>
>
>>Hardly earth shaking, yet intriguing.
>
>
> Yes, it is. :o )

Literal. INDEX.DAT is the subdirectory. "In use" is the reply when
deletion is attempted from RUN/cmd.
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 6:01:04 AM

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"dev" <dev@null.invalid> wrote in message
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> /WTC/ said:
>
>> "WTC" <bcrawfordjr(remove)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:%236o6lDVoFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>
>>>"dev" <dev@null.invalid> wrote in message
>>>news:o QYGr4SoFHA.3068@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>
>>>>Typing the letter "c" into I.E.'s location box produces a list of
>>>>previously typed sites that begin with that letter, as an example.
>>>>
>>>>Clearing HISTORY or TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES does not affect this list.
>>>>The names therein do not appear in the registry or MRU lists.
>>>>
>>>>What's the secret to remove them, please?
>>>
>>>You can clear the information stored here in the registry:
>>>
>>>HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedUrls
>>>
>>>In the right-hand pane, delete items with "url1", "url2" and so on.
>
> Checked that. Only "default" is there; no "url..." listing.
>
>> Also there is a hidden files in the Temporary Internet Folder, if you
>> type
>> the following in the Run dialog box, you should be able to get there
>>
>> cmd /k cd "%userprofile%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
>> Files\content.ie5"
>
> Looked there as well, and found only an INDEX.DAT file subdirectory, which
> cannot be deleted.
>


Log onto another user with Admin privileges or create a user with Admin
privileges then delete the file.

When you log back into your account, the index.dat file will be recreated.

There is also another index.dat file in:

%userprofile%\Local Settings\History\History.IE5

--
William
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 6:03:17 AM

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"new office 2003 user" <newoffice2003user@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in message news:BE27F416-458F-4508-9288-B0B24F6FDE1C@microsoft.com...
> Hi Dev,
>
> Maybe you can download one of those temporary programs like windows
> washer,
> a shredder program, or another programs like that. I know that not all of
> these programs clear the I.E. box, but then there other programs that do.
> Good Luck.
>

Not to be rude here but you are replying to the wrong person. Please ensure
you are replying to the proper person when posting your comments.

--
William
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 7:15:03 AM

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HI,

Maybe you can download one of those temporary programs like windows
washer, a shredder program, or another programs like that. I know that not
all of these programs clear the I.E. box, but then there other programs that
do.

Good Luck.

By Angel
"dev" wrote:

> /WTC/ said:
>
> > "WTC" <bcrawfordjr(remove)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:%236o6lDVoFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >
> >>"dev" <dev@null.invalid> wrote in message
> >>news:o QYGr4SoFHA.3068@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >>
> >>>Typing the letter "c" into I.E.'s location box produces a list of
> >>>previously typed sites that begin with that letter, as an example.
> >>>
> >>>Clearing HISTORY or TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES does not affect this list.
> >>>The names therein do not appear in the registry or MRU lists.
> >>>
> >>>What's the secret to remove them, please?
> >>
> >>You can clear the information stored here in the registry:
> >>
> >>HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedUrls
> >>
> >>In the right-hand pane, delete items with "url1", "url2" and so on.
>
> Checked that. Only "default" is there; no "url..." listing.
>
> > Also there is a hidden files in the Temporary Internet Folder, if you type
> > the following in the Run dialog box, you should be able to get there
> >
> > cmd /k cd "%userprofile%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
> > Files\content.ie5"
>
> Looked there as well, and found only an INDEX.DAT file subdirectory, which
> cannot be deleted.
>
> Thanks
>
August 15, 2005 11:05:04 AM

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/WTC/ said:
> "dev" <dev@null.invalid> wrote in message
> news:u2ThhlWoFHA.3696@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>
>>/WTC/ said:
>>
>>>"WTC" <bcrawfordjr(remove)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>news:%236o6lDVoFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>
>>>>"dev" <dev@null.invalid> wrote in message
>>>>news:o QYGr4SoFHA.3068@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>
>>>>>Typing the letter "c" into I.E.'s location box produces a list of
>>>>>previously typed sites that begin with that letter, as an example.
>>>>>
>>>>>Clearing HISTORY or TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES does not affect this list.
>>>>>The names therein do not appear in the registry or MRU lists.
>>>>>
>>>>>What's the secret to remove them, please?
>>>>
>>>>You can clear the information stored here in the registry:
>>>>
>>>>HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedUrls
>>>>
>>>>In the right-hand pane, delete items with "url1", "url2" and so on.
>>
>>Checked that. Only "default" is there; no "url..." listing.
>>
>>>Also there is a hidden files in the Temporary Internet Folder, if you
>>>type the following in the Run dialog box, you should be able to get there
>>>
>>>cmd /k cd "%userprofile%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
>>>Files\content.ie5"
>>
>>Looked there as well, and found only an INDEX.DAT file subdirectory, which
>>cannot be deleted.
>
> Log onto another user with Admin privileges or create a user with Admin
> privileges then delete the file.

Good thought. I have administrator privileges, and no other user is
listed under LOG OFF|SWITCH USERS.
In Safe Mode I can log on as "administrator", but the Temporary Internet
Files subdirectory does not appear, under <my account>|Local Settings (nor
the Administrator account).

In normal mode, the subdirectories of INDEX.DAT can be deleted, but to no
effect on this issue.
>
> There is also another index.dat file in:
>
> %userprofile%\Local Settings\History\History.IE5

Not here. That path shown as not valid (no History.IE5), though there are
subdirectories and history entries - Today, Last Week, etc.

This minor conundrum seems to be related to auto complete. Its entries
must reside somewhere. Perhaps one day the answer will materialize.^
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 3:08:55 PM

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Have you tried IE-Tools-Internet Options-Content-AutoComplete?

How to Use the AutoComplete Feature in Internet Explorer:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=217148

....Alan
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On Sun, 14 Aug 2005 17:14:44 -0700, dev <dev@null.invalid> wrote:

>Typing the letter "c" into I.E.'s location box produces a list of
>previously typed sites that begin with that letter, as an example.
>
>Clearing HISTORY or TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES does not affect this list.
>The names therein do not appear in the registry or MRU lists.
>
>What's the secret to remove them, please?

....Alan
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August 15, 2005 3:08:56 PM

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dev wrote:

> /Alan Edwards/ said:

>> Typing the letter "c" into I.E.'s location box produces a list of
>> previously typed sites that begin with that letter, as an example.

>> Clearing HISTORY or TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES does not affect this list.
>> The names therein do not appear in the registry or MRU lists.

>> What's the secret to remove them, please?

> Have you tried IE-Tools-Internet Options-Content-AutoComplete?
>
> How to Use the AutoComplete Feature in Internet Explorer:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=217148

That sounded promising Alan, but I find no method for clearing the drop
down in I.E.
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 10:22:14 PM

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Dev use this, it will clean out everything.
http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/CleanUp40.exe

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"dev" <dev@null.invalid> wrote in message
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> /Kelly/ said:
>
>> Clear IE History, AutoComplete, Clear the TIF, Clear the RunMRU, Typed
>> URL's
>> and Clear List (depending on which Start Menu you are using): Right
>> click
>> the Start button/Properties/Customize/Advanced/Recent Documents/Clear
>> List.
>>
>> Manual Editing:
>>
>> Temp Files: IE/Tools/Internet Options/Delete Temporary Internet Files
>> Temp Files: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temp &
>> TIF
>> Cookies: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Cookies
>> History: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\History
>>
>> Internet Explorer address bar:
>> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs
>>
>> Run dialog box:
>> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
>>
>> Documents menu:
>> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RecentDocs
>>
>> Common dialog boxes:
>> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\LastVisitedMRU
>>
>> Search Assistant:
>> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru
>>
>> -5001. Internet
>> -5603. Files and folders
>> -5604. Pictures, music, and video
>> -5647. Printers, computers, and people
>>
>> A small utility I created that clears certain History Lists
>>
>> Clear Recent File Lists - Includes Search and Run Menu (Line 41)
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
> Fine resources as usual, Kelly. Unfortunately, the drop down c"\... items
> do not appear in the registry, and I revisited every key listed above.
> HISTORY directory cannot be deleted, but nothing under it seems related to
> this issue. Ran your tool as well. All entries in I.E. persist.
>
> Hardly earth shaking, yet intriguing.
August 16, 2005 4:03:52 AM

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Hi dev,

You need to delete the folder not just the contents. And also, remember
that you can not delete this folder from your own account while running it.

As for Auto-Complete and your theory: :o )

AutoComplete and Vcard and how they work
http://htmlgoodies.earthweb.com/autocomplete.html

Checkpoints to consider in the meantime:

1. Documents and Settings\<username>\App
Data\Microsoft\Credentials\<SID>\Credentials
2. Cookies
3. AutoComplete and Vcard and how they work
http://htmlgoodies.earthweb.com/autocomplete.html

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"dev" <dev@null.invalid> wrote in message
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> /WTC/ said:
>> "dev" <dev@null.invalid> wrote in message
>> news:u2ThhlWoFHA.3696@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>
>>>/WTC/ said:
>>>
>>>>"WTC" <bcrawfordjr(remove)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>news:%236o6lDVoFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>>
>>>>>"dev" <dev@null.invalid> wrote in message
>>>>>news:o QYGr4SoFHA.3068@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>
>>>>>>Typing the letter "c" into I.E.'s location box produces a list of
>>>>>>previously typed sites that begin with that letter, as an example.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Clearing HISTORY or TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES does not affect this
>>>>>>list.
>>>>>>The names therein do not appear in the registry or MRU lists.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>What's the secret to remove them, please?
>>>>>
>>>>>You can clear the information stored here in the registry:
>>>>>
>>>>>HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedUrls
>>>>>
>>>>>In the right-hand pane, delete items with "url1", "url2" and so on.
>>>
>>>Checked that. Only "default" is there; no "url..." listing.
>>>
>>>>Also there is a hidden files in the Temporary Internet Folder, if you
>>>>type the following in the Run dialog box, you should be able to get
>>>>there
>>>>
>>>>cmd /k cd "%userprofile%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
>>>>Files\content.ie5"
>>>
>>>Looked there as well, and found only an INDEX.DAT file subdirectory,
>>>which
>>>cannot be deleted.
>>
>> Log onto another user with Admin privileges or create a user with Admin
>> privileges then delete the file.
>
> Good thought. I have administrator privileges, and no other user is
> listed under LOG OFF|SWITCH USERS.
> In Safe Mode I can log on as "administrator", but the Temporary Internet
> Files subdirectory does not appear, under <my account>|Local Settings (nor
> the Administrator account).
>
> In normal mode, the subdirectories of INDEX.DAT can be deleted, but to no
> effect on this issue.
>>
>> There is also another index.dat file in:
>>
>> %userprofile%\Local Settings\History\History.IE5
>
> Not here. That path shown as not valid (no History.IE5), though there are
> subdirectories and history entries - Today, Last Week, etc.
>
> This minor conundrum seems to be related to auto complete. Its entries
> must reside somewhere. Perhaps one day the answer will materialize.^
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