Clearing Windows Histroy

By boeingfixer
Mar 31, 2002
  1. Hey gang,

    How do I clear the auto fill in history in Win XP ?? I am NOT talking about IE history, I know that, I am talking about when you go to a search engine or a website that you have to fill in blanks and such (like your name). Is there an easy way I don't know of to clear it out ??

    Thanks a mil.
  2. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 709

    Ok, I think I got this one. Go to Tools-->Internet Options-->Content tab

    Now you'll see a autocomplete form button at the bottom and a my profile button. I believe this is the source of your problem. You should be able to delete whatever information it has entered in there.

    Hope this helps!!!
  3. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,006

    That looks like it Super, I have been missing it on my many searches thru my system trying to find the magic button. Thanks a mil pal !!
  4. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 761

    The content tab just doesnt make sense....I have looked alot before for it.
  5. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,006

    Yeah I like the way somethings are named, why couldn't you just expand the history button or option to include anything you type into a blank ??
  6. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 709

    Not a problem boeingfixer!!! I agree with you guys, Microsoft has a weird way of naming things. I guess being locked up in a cubicle coding all day has their programmers going a little crazy! :evil:
  7. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Uhh...boeing...exactly why do you need to clear AutoComplete? :suspiciou
  8. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,006

    I had the question answered already. But like if I am on Ebay and do a search, all the things I have searched for are still there, or in a search engine. When I start typing, it tries to autocomplete. I just want to periodically clear them and start fresh.
  9. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    Not that this would affect Boeing, though on my last bosses laptop he had autocomplete on also, well, lets just say what he was searching for at askjeeves wouldn't please his wife ;)
    I always have autocomplete disabled for a similar reason. particularly with username/passwords.
  10. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,006

    I agree, thats why I want it cleared and such. Not that it would get me into trouble, but one never knows who is looking over the shoulder. ;)
  11. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    crapcleaner. Use it - 'nuff said
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