Windows 7: Disable Explorer Search Suggestion History

October 2016


How can i Disable the search suggestions from appearing when you type something in the search box in Explorer in Windows 7 with a registry tweak ?


  • Click the Start orb.
  • Type regedit and press Enter.
  • Open
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER/ Software/Policies/Microsoft/Windows Explorer
  • Right-click on Explorer and select New > DWORD value.
  • Give it a name of DisableSearchBoxSuggestions with a value of 1.

Close out of the Registry Editor. Your search hustory in Windows Explorer will no longer be saved or displayed.

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