History Files in IE are locked.



Greg M
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
I have recently upgraded to XP and when I have gone to clear my IE history
the section in Tools is locked. I have gone through and deleted the files
from my history folders, User Local Settings/ History/day/. These files have
been deleted but when I key an address in IE these old files still appear.

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
To delete entries from the Address bar, you
must clear your History folder.

Is the Clear History button dimmed or grayed out?

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Read the instructions
Scroll down to
101. Prevent IE History Being Removed - Undo
Click on Undo
-----

XP Pro??

Disable changing history settings
[[If you enable this policy, the settings in the History area on the General
tab in the Internet Options dialog box appear dimmed.]]
http://www.boyce.us/gp/gpcontent.asp?ID=705

-----

Clear IE History, AutoComplete, Clear the TIF, Clear the Run MRU, Typed
URL's and Clear List:

XP Start Menu:
You have to switch to Classic long enough to get the Clear button.
Right click the Start button | Properties | Select Classic Start Menu |
Customize button | Clear button | Click OK | Select Start menu | Click Apply
|Click OK

Classic Start Menu:
Right click the Start button | Properties | Customize button | Clear button

Clear button
[[Removes the list of recently accessed documents, programs, and Web sites
from the Documents menu.]]



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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:F7FA710F-172C-48EB-9D0C-18B4704961EE@microsoft.com,
Greg M <Greg M @discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I have recently upgraded to XP and when I have gone to clear my IE history
> the section in Tools is locked. I have gone through and deleted the files
> from my history folders, User Local Settings/ History/day/. These files
> have been deleted but when I key an address in IE these old files still
> appear.

Greg M
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Its has been dimmed or greyed out. I cannot change the number of days or clear.

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> To delete entries from the Address bar, you
> must clear your History folder.
>
> Is the Clear History button dimmed or grayed out?
>
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
> Read the instructions
> Scroll down to
> 101. Prevent IE History Being Removed - Undo
> Click on Undo
> -----
>
> XP Pro??
>
> Disable changing history settings
> [[If you enable this policy, the settings in the History area on the General
> tab in the Internet Options dialog box appear dimmed.]]
> http://www.boyce.us/gp/gpcontent.asp?ID=705
>
> -----
>
> Clear IE History, AutoComplete, Clear the TIF, Clear the Run MRU, Typed
> URL's and Clear List:
>
> XP Start Menu:
> You have to switch to Classic long enough to get the Clear button.
> Right click the Start button | Properties | Select Classic Start Menu |
> Customize button | Clear button | Click OK | Select Start menu | Click Apply
> |Click OK
>
> Classic Start Menu:
> Right click the Start button | Properties | Customize button | Clear button
>
> Clear button
> [[Removes the list of recently accessed documents, programs, and Web sites
> from the Documents menu.]]
>
>
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:F7FA710F-172C-48EB-9D0C-18B4704961EE@microsoft.com,
> Greg M <Greg M @discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > I have recently upgraded to XP and when I have gone to clear my IE history
> > the section in Tools is locked. I have gone through and deleted the files
> > from my history folders, User Local Settings/ History/day/. These files
> > have been deleted but when I key an address in IE these old files still
> > appear.
>
>

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Greg,

Paste this link in the Address bar of Internet Explorer...

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Read the instructions
Scroll down to
101. Prevent IE History Being Removed - Undo
Click on Undo
-----

XP Pro??

Disable changing history settings
[[If you enable this policy, the settings in the History area on the General
tab in the Internet Options dialog box appear dimmed.]]
http://www.boyce.us/gp/gpcontent.asp?ID=705



--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:B37D39DA-9961-41DF-9881-02E0CEA8950F@microsoft.com,
Greg M <Greg M@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Its has been dimmed or greyed out. I cannot change the number of days or
> clear.
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> To delete entries from the Address bar, you
>> must clear your History folder.
>>
>> Is the Clear History button dimmed or grayed out?
>>
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>>
>> Read the instructions
>> Scroll down to
>> 101. Prevent IE History Being Removed - Undo
>> Click on Undo
>> -----
>>
>> XP Pro??
>>
>> Disable changing history settings
>> [[If you enable this policy, the settings in the History area on the
>> General tab in the Internet Options dialog box appear dimmed.]]
>> http://www.boyce.us/gp/gpcontent.asp?ID=705
>>
>> -----
>>
>> Clear IE History, AutoComplete, Clear the TIF, Clear the Run MRU, Typed
>> URL's and Clear List:
>>
>> XP Start Menu:
>> You have to switch to Classic long enough to get the Clear button.
>> Right click the Start button | Properties | Select Classic Start Menu |
>> Customize button | Clear button | Click OK | Select Start menu | Click
>> Apply |Click OK
>>
>> Classic Start Menu:
>> Right click the Start button | Properties | Customize button | Clear
>> button
>>
>> Clear button
>> [[Removes the list of recently accessed documents, programs, and Web
>> sites from the Documents menu.]]
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:F7FA710F-172C-48EB-9D0C-18B4704961EE@microsoft.com,
>> Greg M <Greg M @discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> I have recently upgraded to XP and when I have gone to clear my IE
>>> history the section in Tools is locked. I have gone through and deleted
>>> the files from my history folders, User Local Settings/ History/day/.
>>> These files have been deleted but when I key an address in IE these old
>>> files still appear.


History Files in IE are locked.