How To Disable Explorer’s Search Suggestion History in Windows 7

Disable the search suggestions from appearing when you type something in the search box in Explorer in Windows 7 with tis registry tweak.


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  • Click Start
  • Type regedit and hit Enter
  • Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->Policies->Microsoft->Windows->Explorer
  • Right click Explorer and select New -> DWORD Value
  • Name it DisableSearchBoxSuggestions with a value of 1
  • Close the Registry Editor

Your search history in Windows Explorer will no longer be saved or displayed.


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