When you type in a URL into the address box IE's suggestions come from several locations, not only the history, but also your favorites and the last typed URLs (and in case of a local folder, the contents of that folder)
I'm assuming that the last typed ones, are the ones that you do not want to show up anymore.
These are "remembered" in the registry per user at the key:
If you want to empty that location one option is to delete the key and then re-create the (empty) key.
deleting it altogether could lead to errors and conflicts.
Before you do this I would advise to create a backup of the registry in case something goes wrong.
Please go to Start > Run
Paste in the following line:regedit /e c:\registrybackup.reg
It won't appear to be doing anything, that's normal.
Your mouse pointer may turn to an hour glass for a minute.
Please continue when it no longer has the hour glass.NEXT
Click Start >Run
into the run box click OK
and make certain that Word Wrap
the text inside of the code box
, put your mouse cursor at the very beginning of the text and then hold down the left button and drag your mouse so that all of the text is highlighted. Press Ctrl+C
(or right click on the highlighted section and choose 'copy')
the copied text into the open notepad. To do this click in the blank page so that your cursor is flashing there and press CTRL+V
(or right click and choose 'paste')Note:
There must be NO
blank lines in front of the pasted text, but ensure that there is a blank line at the end of the text, otherwise the registry merge will not work.
Now go to File
> and click Save As
From the drop down menu at the top of the box choose Desktop
as the location to save this file.
Go down to the File Name
box and type in removetypedURLs.reg
as the file name, then choose All Files
as the save as file type
Then click the save
Once you have clicked the save button, close Notepad.
You should now see a file on your desktop that looks like this:
Locate the removetypedURLs.reg
icon on your desktop and double click it, an information box will pop up asking if you want to merge the information in the file into the registry, click YES
You can save the file and repeat the last part of the procedure (doubleclick and confirm) everytime you want to clean out those entries.