Monday, December 6, 2010

Clear Explorer search history in Windows 7

Windows 7 stores latest search queries history. You can see these search history by clicking on the search box. Here is an example of how it looks:

The search history can be easily cleaned by using Windows Registry Editor:
  • Load Windows Registry Editor by writing “regedit” on the “search programs and files” edit box (press the “Start” button to see it). Here is an example of how it looks:

  • When Windows Registry Editor is loaded go to the following registry key:
Right click on “WordWheelQuery” and choose “delete” option from the popup menu. Here is how it look on Windows Registry Editor:
  • That’s it. Click on your search box and make sure that its history data is empty.

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