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Remove history in internet explorer address bar
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/24/2005 | Internet | Rating:
Remove history in internet explorer address bar

However, any user that uses your computer can find out what addresses you typed in as well so some may be interested in clearing the address bar addresses.  Just clearing the browser history will not do this as a registry modification is needed:

Click on Start, then Run.
Type regedit in the box provided.
In Regedit navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Typed URLs
Then just delete all of the keys that list the URL's you no longer want to see.

Note: Clearing the recent documents history from start menu properties will clear this list as well.

 

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I do realy thank you for giving me this valuable information that I have never known. and I wish God to help you with your carrier...
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It's still there. I cleared typedurls and it's still there.
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Simply because when I followed your steps for removing history in Internet Explorer address bar I eneded with the following all on a horozontal line Clear websites from HISTORY in Internet Explorer. I followed the steps thet suggested and got no where other than a dialogue box which showed ab Default - Type Reg-SZ Date (Value not set) all on a horizontal line. Clear websites from HISTORY in Internet Explorer. I followed the steps thet suggested and got no where other than a dialogue box which showed ab Default - Type Reg-SZ Date (Value not set) all on a horizontal line. Clear websites from HISTORY in Internet Explorer. I followed the steps thet suggested and got no where other than a dialogue box which showed ab Default - Type Reg-SZ Date (Value not set) all on a horizontal line. ab Default Type Reg-SZ Date Value not set No where was there a list of site previously visited awaiting deletion. Please can you explian where I have gone wrong? Hot Rod.
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This does not erase the entire history. Do this, then go back to IE and type a letter such as 'A'. You will still get a drop down of visited sites.
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    IT DOES NOT WORK
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by Bob)
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    This will work: Close all windows except one. Go to the option menu and clear all existing history entries. Remove all offline content and cookies as well. Then go to content tab in the same menu, click on Autocomplete, Uncheck Webaddress option, click on Clear forms and clear passwords button. This will remove all urls from history.
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    its crap
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Comment #6 doesn't work. When you check the 'Webaddress option' back on again, all the addresses are visible again.
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thank you, on my pc it worked perfectly. Of course it's necessary close IE during the operation.
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It doesn't work!!!!!
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by Joe Blow)
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    Here's an idea... How about posting things that actually work?
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It worked!
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because what it says is exactly what u do
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Wow! Nice and easy. Was also quickly able to locate this document. Good choice of keywords.
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by Intergalactix)
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    Remove history in internet explorer address bar in WINDOWS XP for Dummies. (read the in whole first then put to use, things never work right when you work in short steps. 1-Close all Explorer windows, (Internet and Folder) 2-Right click on internet explorer icon on your desktop then click properties. (assuming you are viewing in classical mode, if not go in CONTROL PANEL and double click INTERNET OPTIONS) 3-Click on the CONTENT -TAB-. 4-Click the AUTOCOMPLETE -Button-. 5-FIRST!!! uncheck the -Box- for WEB ADDRESSES, then click once on the CLEAR FORMS -Button-, then click OK and you are done.
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i need only some url to delete with this complete list is deleting what is the use of this to delete complete list directly using clr history we can use for that purpose..this is not proper one i sugest not to follow this...
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it will only clear recent url history not old ones
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by Declan Barry)
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    I have tried everything in this article and in the suggestions of others. All but one clear fine and its not in the drop down menu but as soon as I write the first letter of the website it pops up. Any ideas on how to solve this please
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it dosnt work
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I had all kinds of a annoying crap popping up everytime I typed in a single letter, because my special cleanup that removes the addresses - well somehow it got corrupted or who knows what! I'm not stupid, im actualy kind of good with computers, but not that good! Oh, and P.S. to all you know-it-alls - It does work! - Don't mess with what you don't understand!!!
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Commenter #20 - When it says how many keys to set it to - type 0. It should work.
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this removed some of them but I have about 4 that won't go away regardless of what i try
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The registry key above does not contain every website that shows up in Internet Explorer's address bar. And clearing the recent documents history just deleted all the entries in that registry key, but all the links that were not in that registry key remain in Internet Explorer.
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I did it the first time, and it worked but now that I'm trying to do it again, it wont go away!!!
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Ive had a url stuck in my ie for ages - thank you so much
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The REGEDIT thing didn't work for me, but I followed instructions in comment #15 exactly and it cleared it. Thanks.
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by allison)
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    cxomment number 15 worked perfectly! Thanks; it worked for internet explorer but i also have an aol explorer browserthat came wiht my new upgrade fo riam. any ide ahow to do that? You cant open internet options with that unless you open upo the browser; any help?
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by Computer Perfectionist)
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    Not convinced by anything that I have read and tried myself here. Shit happens and its not even if this is a new issue as I first came across it when I was using Windows ME. You would think Microsoft would have come up by now with an offical explanation and solution in it's website to this issue. If so them sombedody show me where. Not that I've got anything to really hide in my internet activities but this sort of thing better be improved upon when when Windows Vista comes out for it to be worth the money.
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Solved my problem immediately!!
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    IT DONT WORK!
     
  • Comment #31 (Posted by Computer Perfectionist)
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    Too many people seem to think that once you remove the ticks from Autocomplete that resolves the problem when it only conceals it as is revealed when you put them back on. That or what is supposed to "work" isn't a universal solution for everybody when this issue arises. I've found a Microsoft webpage (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=157729) that deals with this issue but it dosen't really tell anyone who has got nowhere with this anything they don't already know. As there is a content rating and submission form(just like on this page) then maybe if enough people complained that the issue is'nt really resolved an explanation and solution will be provided (in English) that WILL WORK!
     
  • Comment #32 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    THANK YOU SO MUCH!
     
  • Comment #33 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This is brilliant. Dont want my girlfriend to find her present out!! Thankyou
     
  • Comment #34 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This information is not accurate. I've deleted these entries and nothing shows in the registry, but I still get URL's in my address bar.
     
  • Comment #35 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Comment #15 works perfectly!
     
  • Comment #36 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    #15 works - its not retarded like some of the suggestions. Thanks
     
  • Comment #37 (Posted by gary)
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    Your comment was: dont have ie running when you do this, ok, on your desktop, right click the internet explorer icon, select properties,in the general tab select clear history, then delete files and check delete offline content box,delete cookies, then in the content tab, click autocomplete and then uncheck the web addresses box,then clear forms then click ok, remember dont have internet explorer running when you do this
     
  • Comment #38 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    not effective
     
  • Comment #39 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Concise and informative.
     
  • Comment #40 (Posted by VizMan)
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    ONLY COMMENT #15 works!! I thought it was malware - its just a stupid IE setting. KUDOS Intergalactix!!
     
  • Comment #41 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    iI wante to delete every sex actevity address from search
     
  • Comment #42 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    #15 IS THE BEST WAY AND THE ONLY ONE THAT WORKED. ITS EASY TOO. THANKS!
     
  • Comment #43 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Doesn't sort the problem!
     
  • Comment #44 (Posted by uglyfatjoe)
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    Item #15 tricks you into thinking that it worked. As soon as you go back in and re-click what you previously unclicked all the page references you were trying to get rid of are back.
     
  • Comment #45 (Posted by JT)
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    #15 worked like a charm and I'm the biggest computer dummy in the world. Thanks!
     
  • Comment #46 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    actuall #15 Does Not Work! It only hides it, go on the history option and search, you will find all the sites that wouldn't go away, I cant find any way of completely removing them.
     
  • Comment #47 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    ALL USERS MUST FOLLOW COMMENT 6!!!! I treied everything going, and it seemed that one perticular letter in my address bar just stayed there in a drop down menu when pressed!!....untill i tried comment 6!!!
     
  • Comment #48 (Posted by Peter)
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    To remove all traces: 1. Reboot the computer in the Safe Mode. 2. Press F8 when the computer reboots and select Command Prompt. 3. Remove ALL files on the hard drive named "index.dat". Do that by typing "del/s index.dat" in the root catalog (i.e. c:). 4. Restart the computer in normal mode. It's all gone! Good luck!
     
  • Comment #49 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I could not follow the instructions. I pressed start, but what is run? It was nowhere.
     
  • Comment #50 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    worked for me! thanks
     
  • Comment #51 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Comment 15: It works if you unclick web address, but once you check it again then I can see the address URL's again in web address bar.. Looking forward for solution... If I try A or B or C it shows again all URLs Do you mean to say that in autocomple once should permanently uncheck the web address, which is not possible and history can be seen again once it is checked
     
  • Comment #52 (Posted by freakyguy)
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    crap....but no.15 helped me 4 d problem .thanks
     
  • Comment #53 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i didn't know what any of that crap meant!
     
  • Comment #54 (Posted by Transporter)
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    From the Desktop window DeskTop->Right click on Internet Explorer->Click on Open->Click on Tools-->Internet Options->Click on "Content Tab"->Click on "AutoComplete"-->Uncheck "Web ADDRESS"-->Click on "Clear Forms"->Click on "OK"-->Click on "OK" .Right click on "Start"-->Click on "Properties->Click on "Classic Start Menu-->Click on "Customize"->Click on "Clear" Button.Click on "Ok"
     
  • Comment #55 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    are some of you morons, #6 and #15 DO NOT WORK! They just hide the problem... sure the drop down addresses don't appear, but re-check the button, even a month later and the SAME bloody addresses yout thought you had "erased" are right back there!
     
  • Comment #56 (Posted by bb)
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    It's a stinky way to get rid of things!>=( STINKY!!!
     
  • Comment #57 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    COMMENT #15 WORKS PERFECTLY (just like lots of people here have commented) !!
     
  • Comment #58 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I have searched countless numbers of times to find this information only to be directed to some pay site for a "registry cleaner" or something to that effect. This is the first clear concise directions on how to erase the toolbar history that I have found that actually works. I have read some other comments from people who it did not work for and I think they should close all programs before attempting and also edit their content tab on internet options and the autocomplete thing. I did all this first and EVERYTHING IS GONE. Naysayers should follow directions and realize sometimes they are doing things wrong. Thanks so much.
     
  • Comment #59 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    hi, I really thankfull to you for providing such tipe of information but i wanted to know more info about IIS and FireFox history. Jim http://www.tatvasoft.com
     
  • Comment #60 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks mate excellent
     
  • Comment #61 (Posted by MontrealPaul)
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    Beware of Comment #49! It is a "shotgun" approach that will break more than it will fix if you do it RIGHT. If you do it WRONG, you can ruin your computer.
     
  • Comment #62 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    uh nope didn't work. Thanks a lot.
     
  • Comment #63 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    IT works!
     
  • Comment #64 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Didn't help me at first, but with Bob's comment #6 below it did - THANKS :-)
     
  • Comment #65 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Took a bit of figuring out how to use it though, but end results were excellent. Bill
     
  • Comment #66 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    cause it awesome!
     
  • Comment #67 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    WONDERFUL!
     
  • Comment #68 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it worked!!! i didn't now it would be that easy! it's really impossible not to work on other computer...those of you who tried and didn't worked ..maybe there's a spyware on your computer.
     
  • Comment #69 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because it doesnt work
     
  • Comment #70 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    worked like a charm for me
     
  • Comment #71 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Step 15 worked wonderfully for me
     
  • Comment #72 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Even then i get the same web site link in my ie address bar... waste of time in trying this
     
  • Comment #73 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Great article, you fuckin rock
     
  • Comment #74 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    only comment #15 is working rest all crap!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  • Comment #75 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    dnt work !
     
  • Comment #76 (Posted by Comment #54 saved my life)
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    Ok, to all those people who ACTUALLY understand... comment number 15 DOES NOT WORK. It temporarily hides those unwanted URLs from your address bar history as you have unchecked the webaddress bar under the autocomplete section. However.. if you re-check that box they all come back again. So all of you who think this has worked it hasn't and is simply hidden. COMMENT NUMBER 54 WORKS PERFECTLY THOUGH... THANK YOU SO SO MUCH. The second part of comment 54 is what worked... here it is: Right click the start icon (for people who are using windows Vista i can assure this works). Click on properties. Click on "classic start menu". Then click "customize" and then "clear" SO HAPPY!
     
  • Comment #77 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    First of all, de original solution is a long version of just clicking delete history in the options window. De solution in #15 did work however! You lose everything but it also clears the annoying popup-adresses. Way to go Intergalactix!!
     
  • Comment #78 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This does not work...
     
  • Comment #79 (Posted by daniel)
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    tha same shit!
     
  • Comment #80 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It worked for me!
     
  • Comment #81 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it doesnt work
     
  • Comment #82 (Posted by adam)
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    bosh! found an excellent program that takes like 0.2 of a second to download - is not a virus, just use the find function to search for your URL, then press delete :)
     
  • Comment #83 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very easy to follow, and it worked for me!
     
  • Comment #84 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I removed it by doing all of these things. I am not sure which one worked. First, I started with the basics of removing the cookies and deleting the history under the tools/internet options bar. Then, I removed temporary internet files. To do this, right click on your hard drive file under My Computer, go to properties, Disk Cleanup. Remove the temporary internet files. Finally, manually remove the rest by going to Documents and Settings, double click on your user name, then at the address bar manually type in at the end of what is there Local Settings. For instance, mine is C:Documents and Settings(my user name)Local Settings. Double click on the Temporary Internet Files and delete them all. I also went back to the Documents and Settings folder and typed in Default User (hidden folder) and typed in the Local Settings folder (also hidden) Example: C:Documents and SettingsDefault UserLocal Settings Then, open up the temporary internet files folder and delete them all as well. You can remove the history from here manually as well if you wish. Mine was all gone already (probably from removing the history in the internet tools option). Hope it works!!
     
  • Comment #85 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it is easy to understand and very clear manner
     
  • Comment #86 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    bolls it dosent work...
     
  • Comment #87 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    15 and 54 dont work The problem is that there is an index.dat file that cannot be deleted.
     
  • Comment #88 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    If you want to clear anything from your address bar... I have been trying all night. ITS SIMPLE!!!! Click on "TOOLS" go to internet options... where it says "History"..click "Clear History"..... done just like that!!!!! It's perfect!!!!!!!!
     
  • Comment #89 (Posted by Joseph)
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    Comment 15 was right i did ur idea it sucked. I did comment 15. It worked.
     
  • Comment #90 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    doesnt work
     
  • Comment #91 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    ok so that's how you 'close the barn door after the horse has bolted'..! How does one stop them getting there in the first place.. ie. totally disable url history???
     
  • Comment #92 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    did what i needed it to do
     
  • Comment #93 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This doesn't clear the entire history. When i type the first letter, the URLs still keep coming up :(
     
  • Comment #94 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It doesn't work! and the registry keys became corrupted
     
  • Comment #95 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It worked. Thanks :)
     
  • Comment #96 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    comment 16 u r a lifesaver cheers
     
  • Comment #97 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    cant find typed urls..
     
  • Comment #98 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I was tried a lot of time to remove address from history but not removed so please give me reson why not removed it?
     
  • Comment #99 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i dont get it.
     
  • Comment #100 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    no no no!!!
     
  • Comment #101 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It solved my problem./....thats y
     
  • Comment #102 (Posted by CM)
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    Guys, this program works a charm with the problem you're having. I had corrupted urls in my address bar that i couldn't get rid of, but i found this on another site and it works perfectly. Just be sure to read the instructions carefully and such, and you'll be free from the annoying urls. http://www.purgeie.com/errcache.htm
     
  • Comment #103 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    comment #15 works!
     
  • Comment #104 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    very userful! Thanks alot
     
  • Comment #105 (Posted by vindy)
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    it doesnt work, any other options ????
     
  • Comment #106 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thank u so much- i got to delete my embarrasing history lol 5 stars
     
  • Comment #107 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This was exactly what I was looking for
     
  • Comment #108 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Worked fine for me:) Just what i wanted:P
     
  • Comment #109 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    when i click start then run the i type regedit and then it just disapears and i don't no what to do????
     
  • Comment #110 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because i understand any thing
     
  • Comment #111 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    To all those poor sods, who surf the internet on inappropriate sites, gathering spyware to steal their bank account details, here is a dead simple fix.... Format C: then donate your PC to a school, because it's quite obvious you cannot operate one.
     
  • Comment #112 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Number 90 is your solution. Download the program and when you run it select everything from the options, then click "PURGE" and it's all gone. worked for me...
     
  • Comment #113 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    My list was already clear and the history in the address bar keeps showing up.
     
  • Comment #114 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because it does not work. no thought put into a solution at all. very amateurish
     
  • Comment #115 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It only showed one URL when in fact there are numerous URL's that did not show up in regedit
     
  • Comment #116 (Posted by Ry)
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    NUMBER 15 WORKS!!!! Just follow the steps!!
     
  • Comment #117 (Posted by Sketch)
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    I don't know how or why, but comment #54 worked perfectly. The key was the second part with the start menu---I tried the internet explorer part about 10 times without the start menu part and it didn't work.
     
  • Comment #118 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    didn't work
     
  • Comment #119 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Easy
     
  • Comment #120 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Deleted only required URLs
     
  • Comment #121 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because i've been looking everywhere for a way to delete URL history because there's so many URL's in my browser that it makes it hard to find the ones i want
     
  • Comment #122 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    very clear and easy explanation
     
  • Comment #123 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    didn't work. not specific enough. followed directions exactly. no help at all
     
  • Comment #124 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    not operating in simple understanding way
     
  • Comment #125 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    coool info
     
  • Comment #126 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    some dont want to be deleted
     
  • Comment #127 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i dont get it
     
  • Comment #128 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    THANKX
     
  • Comment #129 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    fail
     
  • Comment #130 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I GOT WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR
     
  • Comment #131 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it worked. quick and easy.
     
  • Comment #132 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    very excilent
     
  • Comment #133 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    kamran khan mahar i wanna remove address bar history but no hint is there
     
  • Comment #134 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    short and straight to the point
     
  • Comment #135 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    best way damn
     
  • Comment #136 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This doesn't work!!
     
  • Comment #137 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Just what I was looking for, thanks
     
  • Comment #138 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks for your information...i appreciate it...
     
  • Comment #139 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    worked like you said.amazing.throughly reccommended
     
  • Comment #140 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    MY REGEDIT DOES NOT HAVE TYPED URLS
     
  • Comment #141 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Guys follow comments #6 Thanks a lot for your help, wishing you all the bets.
     
  • Comment #142 (Posted by Guran)
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    1) Install Firefox as browser 2) Uninstall Microsoft Internet Explorer 3) Select the settings you want in Firefox Problem completely solved!
     
  • Comment #143 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I think MS must released an IE update that doesn't allow you to completely remove URLs the tradional way ie. #6, #15. Simple. Kill IE & lock it up. Install FireFox.
     
  • Comment #144 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it didn't help at all
     
  • Comment #145 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Doesn't work!
     
  • Comment #146 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    omg thanks so much. this really helped. Now ppl cant c what kinda sites i went to. lol . thank you so much. i will tell everyone about u . =]
     
  • Comment #147 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I don't have the file Typed URL's
     
  • Comment #148 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    doesn't work
     
  • Comment #149 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It worked great
     
  • Comment #150 (Posted by Unknown)
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    COMMENT 15 WORKS! Wow removed some things that I haven't been able to get rid of in years. Thanks
     
  • Comment #151 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Becoz how am i suposed 2 navigate it derrr
     
  • Comment #152 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks it worked
     
  • Comment #153 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Comment 6 works. the rest are false. Nice job
     
  • Comment #154 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Yeah, it got rid of the TYPED adresses... But there are still about five hundred browsed branch off web pages. So it deleted like... one out of two thousand adresses in the drop down bar. werp.
     
  • Comment #155 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Simple explination-for a Dummie
     
  • Comment #156 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Ive tried everything. Downloaded programs, surfed the internet etc just to find a way to remove junk in my url (non www) Thankyou to the cool guy Intergalactix who posted comment 15#. All so simple and resolved.
     
  • Comment #157 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    my computer internet explore has been facing a problem . the problem is that it has not been seen the address bar. so plz could u mind to say me how to get it back?
     
  • Comment #158 (Posted by jet mechanic)
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    open ie, click on tools, then internet options, then click the "content" tab, then in auto complete section, click settings, then remove check mark from browsing history, then click delete auto complete history. This will get rid of the history in the address bar completely. In other words it wont even show history.
     
  • Comment #159 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I don't see what is explained.
     
  • Comment #160 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    your suggestion does not work
     
  • Comment #161 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Whe i delete them and restart PC certain urls reappear it has the word permalink in the address how do I get rid of it
     
  • Comment #162 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Bcoz no one see one visited site
     
  • Comment #163 (Posted by Unravel Mysteries)
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    This may be helpful to some readers of this forum. Please check items stored in favorites -- either stored knowingly and forgotten or unknowingly added by spyware -- against the drop down list of items appearing. Some of the urls, names, words, etc. stored in favorites may be the same in the drop down list that people have been trying to erase. If this is the case, and you do not want these items to appear in the drop-down list, rename each such favorite with a symbol such as ^, ~ or >. For example, "PokerTips.com" could be renamed "~PokerTips.com" in the favorites list. After hours trying to unravel the reason for these reappearing entries, and trying solutions posted here and elsewhere, this solved the problem for me in IE 7.0 with finality. I hope it helps others. Thanks to all who posted their advice and ideas.
     
  • Comment #164 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    nothing done
     
  • Comment #165 (Posted by Woody)
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    Good tips all round. But #6 and #15 DO NOT work. They only paper over the cracks. Your PC still has some URLs stored. Try reclicking the 'web address' checkbox in the Content tab. They all come flooding back. Keep it unchecked if you want. Means you will have to type every URL in full for the rest of your life. You need to remove the entries from the index.dat file. You can't do this manually as they are system files. I used this bit of software and I promise it took seconds to download and seconds to sort. Works a treat. http://index-dat-analyzer.systenance-software.qarchive.org/ Final Tip (garunateed to work better than the first) - dont look at naughty videos in the first place!
     
  • Comment #166 (Posted by Peace)
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    thanx, i did it but still what i want to know is I can see there are other search thingies written in the Adress bar of IE, how can i get rid of them too??
     
  • Comment #167 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    cause its clearfing a simple way to do such a thing even when the user is a bbigenner ..
     
  • Comment #168 (Posted by Joey)
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    To delete address bar history in Internet Explorer• Go to Tools and select Internet Options. • Open "General tab", click "Clear history". • Click "OK".
     
  • Comment #169 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Rate is low because we need a real valid way to delete entries!!!
     
  • Comment #170 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    THANKS wify is worst than the KGB...
     
  • Comment #171 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it sucked i wasted time
     
  • Comment #172 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    boring
     
  • Comment #173 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks a lot.
     
  • Comment #174 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this was very helpful!!
     
  • Comment #175 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    mine doesnt give me the site names i visited, after i clicked continue after typing regedit in the 'run' box. Please explain in more detail?
     
  • Comment #176 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I followed the instructions exactly as explained (easy instructions) and I actually got my result immediately. thank you
     
  • Comment #177 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    cos i dont like nosey aprkers
     
  • Comment #178 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Wonderfull
     
  • Comment #179 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it works actually just see to it that internet explorer is not running when you do this. it deletes specific URLs you wanted without deleting all histories in the add bar unlike comment #15 it deletes everything...
     
  • Comment #180 (Posted by Les)
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    Follow 15 or 37 exactly and all web addresses will disapear for ever. The first time I tried I hadn't cleared history and I still had internet explorer running so it was a failure
     
  • Comment #181 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    when i go to typrd urls it only shows (default)
     
  • Comment #182 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks joey
     
  • Comment #183 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    comment # 15 worked for me. it was driving me CRAZY!!! thank you intergalactix. wbt1978
     
  • Comment #184 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    very clear concise and spot on. The URLS I wanted removed are gone. One caveat, I needed to reload IE so the data must be cached when u load IE.
     
  • Comment #185 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    canot home page change from internet explorer. home page virus infect
     
  • Comment #186 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It removed all browser history, and not only the address I wanted...
     
  • Comment #187 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Wasn't able to delete from there. I right clicked on address I wanted out and was able to delete right from address bar
     
  • Comment #188 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    very informative and simplistic.
     
  • Comment #189 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    good thanks
     
  • Comment #190 (Posted by Ali)
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    It does work. See Bob's comment #6. You need to do that step re Autocomplete (unclicking) for it to work.
     
  • Comment #191 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    where's the start button????????????????????????????????????????????????????
     
  • Comment #192 (Posted by amit)
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    OPtion 6 works. Great Thanks a lot. Another reason why someuser find it not working is because maybe accidently they have bookmarked the url
     
  • Comment #193 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    to the point, gets it done
     
  • Comment #194 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it doesnt show the ones i want to delete
     
  • Comment #195 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Poooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooor
     
  • Comment #196 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    #15 thanks
     
  • Comment #197 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This is really wonderful...
     
  • Comment #198 (Posted by jake the snake)
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    solution found!!! after reading all these so called solutions and just being able to mask the problem, I found a very easy way and its works....found it on a microsft forum. your welcome by the way, i was nice enough to come back and post this for all of you...now your girlfriends and wives wont see what you pervs were lookin at. i wont be there to save you next time ;) Click the Start button>Control Panel>System And Maintenance>Indexing Options, Click on Internet Explorer History, Click ADVANCED, Click RESTORE DEFAULTS, Click Ok and Restart computer. here is the site: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/thread/82d0524e-fc13-4027-84b2-d5a3d47c6a21
     
  • Comment #199 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    comment 6 worked for me. When Autocomplete is on some addresses are not visible for editing in registry.
     
  • Comment #200 (Posted by amy)
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    Tools; options; content; autocomplete; clear forms Worked like a charm. THANK YOU! maybe if it's such a big deal for everyone else, they should stop visiting racy websites! Or get their own personal computer so it doesn't matter... ha!
     
  • Comment #201 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it didnt work
     
  • Comment #202 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    went through several sites and not one worked but this one. great job thank you so much!!
     
  • Comment #203 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    DOESNT WORK!!!!!
     
  • Comment #204 (Posted by Jane)
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    I'm no computer genious, but it's obvious that some of us have visted malicious websites whose URL's cannot be deleted by ordinary methods. I have tried every method described here (and more), but I still have a single URL that cannot be removed from my address bar. THE REAL QUESTION OF THIS POSTING IS: How do you remove malicious URL's that do not appear in your history, forms, registry, temporary internet files, index.dat files, etc., etc. etc.?
     
  • Comment #205 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it was easy to use and understand and now i can use my computer after my husbands friend used it
     
  • Comment #206 (Posted by Solution)
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    Ive got the perfect solution, and it works , i was so happy when i found out . al the websites were finaly cleared. okay heres what u do. u listen to what ti type. call this person. your internet operator. and tell them i sent u.
     
  • Comment #207 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    there is no picture
     
  • Comment #208 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    easy to follow and it works
     
  • Comment #209 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This was great, it worked fine for me, and i kept internet explorer opened.
     
  • Comment #210 (Posted by Robin)
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    Comment 15 is excellant. It worked PERFECT for me. I appreciate the author of this. Thanks a ton.
     
  • Comment #211 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    #15 ROCKS...!!!
     
  • Comment #212 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    comment 15 helped me.
     
  • Comment #213 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    comment 15 worked for me
     
  • Comment #214 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    With some help I figured it out -Start>Control Panel>System & Maintanance>Indexing Options -Then select "Internet Explorer History" -When it is highlighted, press "Advanced" -Under "troubleshooting" press "Restore Defaults" After you are done, restart your computer. It will not work otherwise. Hope that helped.
     
  • Comment #215 (Posted by jack1909)
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    help! it didn't work! the urls are still there!need quick response...
     
  • Comment #216 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Doesnt work!
     
  • Comment #217 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Not accurate
     
  • Comment #218 (Posted by bz)
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    PROBLEM SOLVED! THIS LITTLE FREEWARE UTIL SOLVED THE ISSUE! http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/iehv.html
     
  • Comment #219 (Posted by BRE)
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    WELL, I WAS ABOUT TO GIVE UP UNTIL I I READ THE SUGGESTION ON COMMENT 21. DOUCLE CLICKING ON NAME NAME TYPE AB(DEFAULT REG-SZ SET THE VALUE DATA AS 0 ONCE YOU HAVE CLEARED OUT WHAT YOU WANT.
     
  • Comment #220 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    WORKED GREAT!
     
  • Comment #221 (Posted by nisha)
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    thanks a lot for comment 15,it has solved a major headache
     
  • Comment #222 (Posted by Bonnie)
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    It finally worked when I closed IE. Also, when I clicked on Start I had to type in the word Run. I used the program because I only wanted a certain number of the sites I visit every day to show when I open the drop down menu. Too many sites' names meant I had to scroll, which annoyed me. I have very little patience and am always in a hurry! Thanks for the info.
     
  • Comment #223 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    TRIED TWICE AND WILL NOT DELETE ITEM
     
  • Comment #224 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because I do want to see web sites under history in my 'Favorites*' section.
     
  • Comment #225 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    hey #15 works..thanks...i tried whole day doin al stuffs to delete the address..wen i tried the 15th sol in fraction of time it was al gone...note tat d internet window is closed...thank u..
     
  • Comment #226 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Worked well and was very quick and easy to do. Thank you very much.
     
  • Comment #227 (Posted by Jacob)
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    How to remove history in internet explorer address bar: Step 1: Go to "Tools"> "Internet Options"> "General Tab", there you will find "Browsing History". Put a checkmark in the "Delete browsing" on exit. Step 2: In the "Browsing History" section click the "Settings" button. Put a "0" in the "History" section that asks "Days to keep pages in history". Step 3: Go to "Tools" again > "Delete Browsing History". A window will open up asking you what you'd like to delete. Simply un-check everything except “History” and click Delete. Step 4- final step: Click on the "Tools"> "Internet Options"> "Content" tab > "Autocomplete" button. In the dialogue that opens, look in the "Use Autocomplete for" area and deselect "Web Addresses" or as I do just the "Browsing History". This will stop IE from completing web addresses as you type -- but everywhere in the program. This includes the main address bar in the browser, where autocomplete is an excellent tool. Note 1: Unfortunately when you re-select "Use Autocomplete for" "Web addresses" your old list will reappear. Note 2: After you close IE wait several seconds before you open it again so it has time to delete everything. To check if this works, place several web addresses in the bar and surf around. When you close everything your history should all be deleted. Works every time for me! (for IE 8) Voila! Your Drop-Down history is automatically deleted every time you close IE. Who knew it could be so easy?
     
  • Comment #228 (Posted by Kornbreath)
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    #185 is THE solution, THANK YOU Read the "Microsoft answers." forum thread he refers to for more details. #15 will only "hide" the URLs (no matter what). THE FIX IS: Click the Start button>Control Panel>System And Maintenance>Indexing Options, Click on Internet Explorer History, Click ADVANCED, Click RESTORE DEFAULTS
     
  • Comment #229 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I Tried to clear the address bar by going into the registry as stated above when I got to Typed Url it said ABdefault and there wasnt anything to delete and I still have my address bar full of URLs
     
  • Comment #230 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    CAN YOU PLEASE SHOW ME A TRIAL
     
  • Comment #231 (Posted by confused)
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    re: 183 - i don't have system and maintence in my control panel - just system. where else do i go?
     
  • Comment #232 (Posted by Girl)
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    Thanksss 180 works! lol lol lol
     
  • Comment #233 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    excelent access. I got the instant information. Thanku. good information.
     
  • Comment #234 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    vry much precise resources!!!
     
  • Comment #235 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It didn' work.
     
  • Comment #236 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    no it's not woring
     
  • Comment #237 (Posted by Comment 55 WORK!! FOR SURE)
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    COMMENT 55 DOES WORK PLS GO TRY IT UP THX!!!
     
  • Comment #238 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    doesnt work, no keys found in the folder (typed urls)??
     
  • Comment #239 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it didn't work
     
  • Comment #240 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Awesome
     
  • Comment #241 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks
     
  • Comment #242 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    did not give the right way to easily take care of the problem
     
  • Comment #243 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i could not delete web history
     
  • Comment #244 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks
     
  • Comment #245 (Posted by Steve)
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    Suggestion number 15 worked perfectly. thanks very much *Intergalactix* ps im using windows 7
     
  • Comment #246 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    LISTEN TO ME. 183 is the only one that works. Comment 15 only hides the url's you've visited, if u re-click browsing history then they will all come back. I use visa so i went to the control panel and chose indexing options. Then i cliked on Internet explorer history, clicked advanced, and pressed restore defaults. You have to restart your computer. I'm very impressed it worked as nothing else (including this article) has worked.
     
  • Comment #247 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It's crap, doesn't work. =/
     
  • Comment #248 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    THANK YOU! My parents sometimes get on my computer to check where I've been, and someone told me to go to WWW.tube8.com, and I did. Let me tell you, that is one pretty bad porno site! I only stayed for a couple of seconds, but it sure went on my browser history! THANKS AGAIN!
     
  • Comment #249 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    helped me save a user that had about 5k in the list, and didn't want any of them to go away after I updated their IE
     
  • Comment #250 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    still there
     
  • Comment #251 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Comment #193 THANK YOU!!!!! This one WORKS!!!! FINALLY!!! LIFE SAVER!!!
     
  • Comment #252 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The author had good intentions, but it seemed like that didn't work for everyone....especially me. However, I was reading through the comments and saw a couple of suggestions, and comment #15 REALLY WORKS! Thanks so much commenter 15:)
     
  • Comment #253 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    bcoz i try it not get success
     
  • Comment #254 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The damned folder "TypedURLS" will NOT open!
     
  • Comment #255 (Posted by Will)
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    This did NOT work on my computer. I have VISTA, and when I got down to "typedurls" it didn't have all the urls that show up in my browser.
     
  • Comment #256 (Posted by P C)
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    Everyone's missing the point. Do not want to recent or old sites (URL's),just selected ones like is easily done in FIREFOX. Why can't it be done in INTERNET EXPLORER? Know what? i'll stick to F/FOX!
     
  • Comment #257 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    its failing to work
     
  • Comment #258 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Does not wokr on IE9 with W7
     
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