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Delete Drop Down Menu History From IE problem

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August 24, 2005 5:22:01 AM

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I have been trying to delete my drop down history from Internet Explorer, but
some of the pages still appear after I have deleted them. I have gone into
the Control Panal and Internet Options, and clicked Clear History. It has
cleared about 95% of the pages, but still there are a few that seem to remain
in my drop down window. The same ones never delete. None of the pages that
remain have been saved as favorites and there is no trace of them in my
temporary internet files. For example, if I start typing out a web address
that starts with "www.y", the drop down window automatically opens and gives
me the the choice of "www.yahoo.com", even though I have deleted the history
and it's not saved as a favorite. Why does that keep happening, and how do I
delete those remaining ones? Thanks for the help.
Anonymous
August 24, 2005 8:09:27 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Hi,
These URLs you're seeing are in the index.dat file in the History folder.

CCleaner from http://www.ccleaner.com/ should be able to clear the History
and the index.dat file. Just check the appropriate boxes and run it.

Or, Free History Eraser from
http://smartprotector.com/eraser/free-history-eraser.ht... will delete the
History folder (and the index.dat file) and a new one will be created when
you restart.
Or the History folder can be deleted manually:
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/delcache.htm

Hope this helps,
Don
[MS MVP- IE/OE]

"DP" <DP[at]discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:77D89206-B8A4-40B7-A87E-53718918373B@microsoft.com...
> I have been trying to delete my drop down history from Internet Explorer,
but
> some of the pages still appear after I have deleted them. I have gone
into
> the Control Panal and Internet Options, and clicked Clear History. It has
> cleared about 95% of the pages, but still there are a few that seem to
remain
> in my drop down window. The same ones never delete. None of the pages
that
> remain have been saved as favorites and there is no trace of them in my
> temporary internet files. For example, if I start typing out a web
address
> that starts with "www.y", the drop down window automatically opens and
gives
> me the the choice of "www.yahoo.com", even though I have deleted the
history
> and it's not saved as a favorite. Why does that keep happening, and how
do I
> delete those remaining ones? Thanks for the help.
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