IE History IE History Leenie (TechnicalUser) (OP) 1 May 08 10:20 Good morning. Even though I have the history set to save for 0 days, all the sites I've visited show up in the address bar drop down list. How do I get them to not save there? Thanks very much. Colleen Gayle LaneMilton Public Library RE: IE History BMcAnly (TechnicalUser) 8 May 08 15:17 Firefox seems to have a better history wiping ability than IE, so you can try that. Also Ccleaner is a good utility for wiping not only browser history, but also other junk files as well. RE: IE History Leenie (TechnicalUser) (OP) 8 May 08 15:33 Yeah, I love firefox for that reason and others, but I still need IE to get rid of the list of typed urls. I think older version of TweakUI used to take care of it for me, but I cannot find such a setting in latest version besides there is no tweakui for Vista. I will look into ccleaner. Thanks. Colleen Gayle LaneMilton Public Library RE: IE History smah (MIS) 8 May 08 19:38 The list of urls that displays in IE's address bar is an autocomplete function, not history. You can find the Autocomplete settings on the Content tab of Internet Options. RE: IE History Leenie (TechnicalUser) (OP) 9 May 08 09:15 No, it's not the autocomplete. I have that turned off. It's the typed urls that are in the drop down list when you click the arrow at the right of the address/location bar. I know I can delete them manually under Tools, Delete browsing history, but I wish there was a setting like in Firefox for them to delete every time you exit the browser. Colleen Gayle LaneMilton Public Library RE: IE History smah (MIS) 9 May 08 12:59 The typed urls are stored in the Windows Registry. I suppose that you could make a batch file to delete all the values (except default). Alternatively, you could delete the entire key & replace it with a blank one that was previously saved with no values.The registry key is atHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLsBe very careful if you start modifying the registry. RE: IE History RexxSysProg (Programmer) 29 May 08 09:43 Thanks smah (and a star). I was about to post the question when I saw it was here and your answer. Clearing the registry works but it looks like it has to be done manually every day. Any way to automate it? RE: IE History Leenie (TechnicalUser) (OP) 29 May 08 09:56 That's exactly what I want to know too. Colleen Gayle LaneMilton Public Library RE: IE History smah (MIS) 29 May 08 12:27 I was aluding automation posibilities earlier. There are a number of ways, including something like:Manually clear out the entries so that you have a 'blank' registry key. Right-click & export it to a convienient location with a convienient name: cleared-autocomplete.reg (or something similar).Create a batch file that will: 1) delete the existing key 2) merge your previously saved 'blank' key.See http://www.robvanderwoude.com/regedit.html for references.Use task scheduler, group policy or any other suitable tool to run the batch file whenever you choose. RE: IE History Leenie (TechnicalUser) (OP) 29 May 08 12:30 The thing is I want my typed urls to be gone every time I exit IE so that the next time anyone goes into IE they are not showing. Not sure how to set up a batch file to do that. Colleen Gayle LaneMilton Public Library RE: IE History smah (MIS) 29 May 08 12:45 The only thing that I can think of is to start IE from the batch file itself using the 'wait' switch. This wouldn't work if IE was started from a url hyperlink in an e-mail message or a desktop hyper link, or ...... Also the command prompt for the batch file would stay open.CODEREM batch file conceptREM to start IE & dump autocomplete afterward@echo off:: start IE with the wait switchstart /w iexplorer.exe:: remove the autocomplete registry keyREGEDIT.EXE delete-autocomplete.reg:: merge the clean, blank autocomplete registry keyREGEDIT.EXE cleard-autocomplete.regexitOr you could train yourself to manually run the clearing batch file when your done with IE. Or manually run ccleaner (or similar third party utility) when you're done with IE. I don't know of any automated way to do it upon closing of the last open IE window. RE: IE History Leenie (TechnicalUser) (OP) 29 May 08 12:56 I think I will just stick with Firefox. Thanks, though. Colleen Gayle LaneMilton Public Library RE: IE History fdalmoro (IS/IT--Management) 13 Aug 08 15:15 Hey guys, the best workaround to this that I found was the following:1. Start up Regedit and go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs2. Delete any urls that are in there to clear your history.3. Right click on TypedURLs key and go to Permissions.4. Explicitly Deny Full your account from that key.(You can change this back later on if you want so no worries.)Start up IE and test. You'll see the history while you're in IE but it will be gone every time you start up IE.Hope it helps, Fernando RE: IE History Leenie (TechnicalUser) (OP) 13 Aug 08 16:01 That worked PERFECTLY! Thank you very much. Colleen Gayle LaneMilton Public Library RE: IE History gigahertz (TechnicalUser) 14 Aug 08 19:37 This script will also resolve that issue:Dim WshShell Set WshShell=Wscript.CreateObject("Wscript.Shell") WshShell.Run """C:\Program WshShell.Run ""RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8""WshShell.Run ""RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 1""