Remove link to bing.com in File Explorer

  1.    5 Days Ago #1

    Remove link to bing.com in File Explorer


    This must be from a very recent update as it just started appearing.

    The Locations field dropdown in File Explorer now contains "Quick Access" with the bing logo. If I type something, then it opens bing.com in a browser window.

    How do I permanently remove any reference to or connection with bing in File Explorer?
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  2.    5 Days Ago #2

    Could you post a screenshot please? (To post a screenshot please use the Insert image icon above your post)

    What is your Windows build? (Windows key + r, winver).

    If I type something
    - in the address bar?
    If anything typed here is not a path which exists, it will trigger a search as you describe.

    Disable Web Search in File Explorer Address Bar Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    5 Days Ago #3

    Sure. Here's what I see. When I open File Explorer, the location field displays a blue star and the words "Quick access". If I click on the dropdown, then the star changes to the bing logo. If I click on that, it takes me to bing.com and some page about quick access. I do not want anything in the location dropdown to take me to bing.com.

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  4.    5 Days Ago #4

    Thanks. At a guess, this may help.

    Clear File Explorer History in Windows 10 | Tutorials


    I've not seen a bing icon like that, so will be interested in other comments. I'd guess it's related to your search history -items shown in the dropdown list.
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  5.    5 Days Ago #5

    Right-click in the address bar, then Delete history?

    (It's address history, not search history: Clear File Explorer History in Windows 10)
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  6.    5 Days Ago #6

    NMI said: View Post
    Right-click in the address bar, then Delete history?
    (It's address history, not search history: Clear File Explorer History in Windows 10)
    That seems to have cleared it. I have no idea how it got there, but the latest Windows update did several annoying things. Will reboot and see if it stays fixed. Thanks!
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  7.    5 Days Ago #7

    enso said: View Post
    ...How do I permanently remove any reference to or connection with bing in File Explorer?
    • delete Explorer search history,

    • choose another search provider in Internet Options and make it default, then Remove Bing,

    • navigate to C:/Users/yourname/Favorites and delete the Bing URL accelerator.
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  8.    5 Days Ago #8

    Edwin said: View Post
    • navigate to C:/Users/yourname/Favorites and delete the Bing URL accelerator.
    I don't think IE accelerators are stored as favorites.
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  9.    5 Days Ago #9

    NMI said: View Post
    I don't think IE accelerators are stored as favorites.
    Not per se, but the Bing/Explorer Search Scope link resides there...

    If you delete it from there, Bing will no longer show up in the drop down and no longer take you to bing.com...

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  10.    4 Days Ago #10

    There was a shortcut to bing in that folder. Even though I never use Internet Explorer. I deleted it.

    So annoying when these updates do this underhanded stuff. I also had to restore my Shift-Right click access to open a command window.
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