Just like any other search engine, when you search in File Explorer (Win + E) of Windows computers, the operating system will automatically save the keywords you have searched for.
This helps you quickly re-enter your searched keywords without having to retype them from the beginning. However, for many of you, this is also a drawback. Because it no longer retains personal privacy when you share a computer with many people.
Simply because what you search on your computer, other people will know, where is the privacy >.< ! So, if you want, you can still turn off File Explorer's search history on Windows computers easily.
I. Instructions to turn off search history on Windows computers
There are 2 ways to do it, that is using the Registry or the Local Group Policy Editor. You should follow the Local Group Policy Editor way for simplicity.
#first. Using Registry Editor
You should back up Regedit Windows Before doing it to be safe, in case you mistakenly delete or add something wrong.
+ Step 1: You Open the Run dialog box up (
Windows + R) => enter the command
regedit => then press
OK to open the Registry Editor tool.
Paste the given path in Registry Editor.
Read more: Quick trick to open any path in the Registry – 1 Click
+ Step 2: Next you right click on the right pane, or right click on the key
Explorer => and click
New => choose
Dword (32-bit) Value..
Enter the name
After creating value
DWORD (32-bit)you double click on
Value data to be
=> Then click OK.
Now, restart your computer to apply the command to turn off the search history on the computer.
Conversely, if you want to re-enable search history, you can simply change the value from 1 to 0 and restart your computer to re-enable the feature. Or you can delete it DisableSearchBoxSuggestions go and you’re done
#2. Turn off File Explorer Search History through Local Group Policy Editor
If you use Windows Home versions, you have to do this extra step to be able to apply, because by default, the Home version does not have the tool. Local Group Policy Editor.
Import Local Group Policy Editor in the search box (Win + S), or you press the Windows + R combination to Open the Run dialog box => and enter
gpedit.msc => then tap
Please follow the link below:
User Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Compoments \ File Explorer
=> Then you find the option Turn off display of recent search entries in the File Explorer search box => double click to set.
Here, you choose
Enabled to enable File Explorer’s turn off search history feature on Windows computers.
Okay, work turn off search history on computer Windows (of File Explorer) is that simple. I think this trick will be very useful in many cases.
Hope this article will be useful to you. Good luck !
Kien Nguyen – Blogchiasekienthuc.com
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