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Turning off autocomplete in the Find box

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I'm running WindowsME. I know how to turn off autocomplete for IE but not in the find box.

Start -> Search -> For Files and Folders

Autocomplete seems to be on. I've tried downloading TweakUI which has an option for 'Clear Find History at Logon' but it doesn't seem to clear all the previous find entries. Any ideas?

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I think ur problem is very similiar to me get into the Iexplore icon on the desktop, right click on it on this select the content tab there u can able to see the auto complete tab there u can disable this feature.

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Right-click on the taskbar, choose properties, click the Start Menu Programs tab and click the Clear button.

Now re-open the Find Files box.



Tried both of the above before. It clears document and IE history, but not the Search History

That's Windows ME for ya.

backup the registry and/or export the following keys:
go to Start>Run, type regedit. Navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Doc Find Spec MRU
and delete all entries in the right pane window.

More info:
To clear the MRU lists in the registry, delete all the values except "(Default)" under each of the following registry keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Doc Find Spec MRU





The following table describes the registry keys listed above:

   Registry key        Description
   Doc Find Spec MRU   MRU for the Find Files command
   FindComputerMRU     MRU for the Find Computer command
   PrnPortsMRU         MRU for printer ports
   RunMRU              MRU for the Run command


Not all of the registry keys listed above may exist. After you delete the values, restart your computer. Make sure not to delete the "(Default)" value.

You do not have to restart the computer for the Find Files or Find Computer MRU lists to be cleared.

If you click the Start button, click Shut Down, and then click No, the MRU list for the Run command is cleared.

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Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart In MS-DOS Mode, and then click OK.

At the command prompt, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command, and pressing Y if you are prompted to confirm folder deletion:

deltree cookies
deltree history
deltree tempor~1

The neccessary files and folders will be rebuilt at startup.

Comment from reghakr accepted as answer.

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