How to Delete Search History Results in Windows Explorer

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We can always search files and documents within hard disk via Windows Explorer Utility.

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Search can sort by Date Modified, Kind (Type of Document), Size of file and Other Properties.

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However, when you type in and execute a search term in Windows Explorer, the search term is saved. Therefore, the next time you try to search for a file or folder, you can view previous searches.

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If you don’t want these searches stored on your computer, you can delete the search history results for files and folders.

Step 1
Click “Start” menu in the lower left corner of the screen. Type “regedit.exe” into the search box and press “Enter.” This opens the registry editor, which is a utility that allows you to edit various registry files.

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Step 2
Double-click -> “HKEY_CURRENT_USER”  -> “Software” -> “Microsoft” -> “Windows” -> “CurrentVersion” -> “Explorer” -> “WordWheelQuery” in the left column of the registry editor.

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Step 3
Right-click “WordWheelQuery” folder and select “Delete” This deletes all of the search entries and results for files and folders.

Step 5
Close the Windows Registry Editor and all search history is deleted from your computer.