There are guys who maintain hidden folders and try to access them directly using the windows explorer address bar and you know what when you are typing next time you will find that the address you have typed is stored in windows explorer history. You will hurry up to clearing the history of recent items and windows explorer but sadly the steps you have taken will not workout as it is under Auto Complete data which is not cleared using Clear History option.
So in this post let us see both the easy and hardest way to clear the history data from internet explorer address bar history.
Steps to Delete Windows Explorer Address bar history
Whenever you type some address in your address bar of your windows explorer it creates a registry entry in the following path.
So, Now we will delete the registry strings that are stored in the following path to delete any history entry alternatively you can download the batch file which deletes all history entries.
Step 1: Open “Run Box” and type “Regedit” and hit enter.
Step 2: It will open up the registry editor, Right Click on “HKEY_CURRENT_USER” and hit on find to search for the key “TypedPaths”
alternatively you can trace to following path by expanding every individual key in the order they appear
Step 3: Now you can specifically delete every individual key by right clicking on the URL you want to delete and selecting “delete” option from it.
alternatively you can delete entire history by deleting the “TypedPaths” key which you can see as folder in left side window.
Bonus Tip : You can change the permissions of “TypedPaths” key to permanently disable the windows explorer to store the address bar history. You can do this by right clicking on the “TypedPaths” key and selecting “permissions” option from it and removing your User Name from the security permissions.
Internet Options Way
You can delete History data from “Auto Complete” through content tab of internet options which can be accessed from run box using the command “inetcpl.cpl”
Hope this info helps you.