Search History in File Explorer - Clear in Windows 10

    Search History in File Explorer - Clear in Windows 10

    How to Clear File Explorer Search History in Windows 10
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    How to Clear File Explorer Search History in Windows 10

    information   Information
    The search box in File Explorer will show a list of suggestions as you type in the search box. These suggestions are the history of your past typed searches into the search box.

    This tutorial will show you how to clear the typed search history in File Explorer for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Clear Specific File Explorer Search History Suggestions
    • Option Two: To Clear All File Explorer Search History in Ribbon
    • Option Three: To Clear All File Explorer Search History using a BAT file

    EXAMPLE: Search history in File Explorer
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    Search History in File Explorer - Clear in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Search History in File Explorer - Clear in Windows 10
    To Clear Specific File Explorer Search History Suggestions

    1. Open File Explorer.

    2. Click/tap inside the search box, then select the search suggestion (ex: *.bmp) that you want to delete, and press the Delete key. (see screenshot below)

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    3. The search suggestion will now be deleted. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Repeat step 2 above if you would like to delete another specific search suggestion.






    Search History in File Explorer - Clear in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Search History in File Explorer - Clear in Windows 10
    To Clear All File Explorer Search History in Ribbon

    1. Open File Explorer.

    2. Click/tap inside the search box to have the Search tab show. (see screenshot below)

    3. In the Search tab, click/tap on Recent searches, and click/tap on Clear search history in the drop down menu.
    Note   Note
    If Recent searches is grayed out, then you do not have any search history to clear.


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    Search History in File Explorer - Clear in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Search History in File Explorer - Clear in Windows 10
    To Clear All File Explorer Search History using a BAT file

    Note   Note
    The downloadable .bat file in this option contains the command below that will delete these items to clear the File Explorer Search history for your account.

    Code:
    REG Delete HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\WordWheelQuery /VA /F

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below.

    Clear_Search_History_in_File_Explorer.bat

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    2. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the .bat file.

    4. Double click/tap on the .bat file to run it.



    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10
       2015-12-15 #1

    Hi Shawn,

    You also can easily clean history from ribbon. İf yolu expand "Recent Searches" (Search tab) there is "clean history" option.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,489
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-12-15 #2

    Thank you Yasak. Added as OPTION TWO.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10
       2015-12-15 #3

    Your welcome
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