JSI Tip 3836. How do I remove the Windows 2000 <b>Search</b> history for files/folders?


When you perform a Start / Search / For Files and Folders, Windows 2000 records the search arguments at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\\{C4EE31F3-4768-11D2-BE5C-00A0C9A83DA1\}. The value names at the FilesNamedMRU subkey contain the search arguments, and the ContainingTextMRU subkey stores any Containing Text qualifiers that you used.

To remove this history, copy/paste the following into a search_history.reg file. You can double-click the search_history.reg file or run regedit /s <Path>\search_history.reg:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

\[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\\{C4EE31F3-4768-11D2-BE5C-00A0C9A83DA1\}\FilesNamedMRU\]

\[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\\{C4EE31F3-4768-11D2-BE5C-00A0C9A83DA1\}\FilesNamedMRU\]

\[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\\{C4EE31F3-4768-11D2-BE5C-00A0C9A83DA1\}\ContainingTextMRU\]

\[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\\{C4EE31F3-4768-11D2-BE5C-00A0C9A83DA1\}\ContainingTextMRU\]


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