Windows 7: Disable Explorer Search Suggestion History

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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.
Published by aakai1056. Latest update on June 16, 2010 at 01:15 PM by aakai1056.
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