Windows 10: Windows 10 Home - paths from encrypted drive popping up in run menu Solved

  1.    09 Apr 2016 #1

    Windows 10 Home - paths from encrypted drive popping up in run menu


    I've got an truecrypt partition with what we'll call some unflattering files. Nothing illegal or immoral, but nothing you want girlfriends or family members to find either.

    I've got recently used files and all that turned off, but there's one place they're still popping up. If I open the run menu and type the letter "r," I'm greeted with a list of file paths whose existence I'd prefer Windows not advertise in any way ("R:" is where I mount the tc volume.)

    My assumption is that it's related to Windows indexing, but none of the elements to manage indexing options that my google queries are suggesting seem to exist on my PC, so I'm guessing they only apply to Windows 10 Pro? At this point I'd settle for deleting the index entirely and disabling it, assuming the index is actually the problem. In any event, pic related.

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    Edit: So I've disabled the Windows Search service and deleted the Windows.edb file, which I understand is the index. Rebooted, and it's still showing up. I bounced over to my admin account, and it's not happening there. So it's on a per-user basis. Presumably in one of the AppData directories.

    Edit2: Solved the problem by disabling autocomplete and deleted autocomplete history in the Content tab in Internet Explorer settings. Ridiculous.
    Last edited by bobmcdole; 09 Apr 2016 at 05:53.
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