Clear the search arguments list from Search Results window.

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This setting allows you to clear the drop-down list created while trying to find a file or folder.
Level: Recommended For Novice Users
Windows keeps record of whatever you do on the system like the files you looked for on your computer. The search results window shows a list, as drop-down, of all the arguments searched in your computer. It notes down the search argument name in most recently used list, which could be the name of a specific file, file names beginning with known characters, or even all the available files of a particular format. This setting allows you to clear the given list. For this, go to start > run menu, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below. When in filesnamedmru folder, select all the values in the right-pane and press delete. It will delete the list of all searches conducted from find dialog box. The changes take effect after a restart or logoff. Note: this setting works when the search is carried out using windows classic search. When editing the registry it is highly recommended to run a quick scan for optimization, you can test your system now for free.


First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Next, go to the <b>[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\{C4EE31F3-4768-11D2-BE5C-00A0C9A83DA1}\FilesNamedMRU\]</b> key, select the values 000, 001 and so on, right-click and click on "Delete".

Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\{C4EE31F3-4768-11D2-BE5C-00A0C9A83DA1}\FilesNamedMRU\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: ID
  • Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
  • Action Type: Deleted

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