Re: erasing history



Yearight
07-09-2005, 10:03 PM
You can NOT delete the History folder. It is a Windows System folder and
Windows will not let you delete it.

"Jan Il" wrote:

> Hi Marc :-)
>
> Try the following and see if it helps:
>
> Deleting History and Typed URLs in Internet Explorer
> http://www.wbaudisch.de/DeletingHistory.htm
>
> Your History folder may be corrupted, you can delete it a new one will be
> created when you reboot.
>
> To create a new History Folder
> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/answers_8.htm#deltree
> http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/delcache.htm (XP systems)
>
> To delete the History folder and Index.dat (XP)
> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/delcache.htm
>
> Log on as Administrator and delete the desired <username> folder and reboot.
> (or log on as another user that has Administrator privileges)
> Example: "C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\HISTORY"
>
> or.....
>
> If it is only the addresses in the dropdown list you have problems with:
>
> Delete all Addresses in Dropdown box
>
> Courtesy of Jim Byrd -
>
> To delete ALL Addresses in the Drop Down list, go here and
> download and install Mike Burgess' DelTypedURL.inf at
> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/delcache.htm
>
> See below for Selective Delete
>
> You can also get DelSearchMRU.inf at
> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/DelSearchMRU.inf
>
> Note: this does not remove entries entered via AutoComplete. To remove
> hidden AutoComplete entries in History:
> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/delcache.htm#AutoComplete
>
> IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure that ALL instances of IE6 are CLOSED before
> you do the install of this (these) .inf files. Otherwise the "old" entries
> will just be re-written back to the Registry when you close IE.
>
> A nice alternative just for selective or all Address (not Search) history
> maintenance is EditURLs, here:
> http://www.aandrc.com/editurls/
> Here also, you must close ALL instances of IE6 for the deletions to "take".
>
> Recommended
>
> also....if the above fail...
>
> CCleaner
> http://www.ccleaner.com/
> or
> http://www.download.com/CCleaner/3000-2144-10315544.html
> History Eraser from
> http://smartprotector.com/eraser/free-history-eraser.htm will delete the
> History folder in Windows 9x,2K, XP.
>
> Hope this helps
>
> Jan :)
> Smiles are meant to be shared,
> that's why they're so contagious.
>
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>
>
> > How do I completely erase the history in IE6?
> > Every time I try to do this:
> > Tools>internet options>delete cookies, files (offline content), clear
> > history
> > I then click ok, but if I try the history again, it still shows my offline
> > history.
> > And after doing this 2 or 3 times it shows it as gone, but later I try the
> > history again, and there's the stuff I thought I deleted before.
> > Thanks for any help.
> >
>
>
>

Jon Kennedy
07-09-2005, 10:03 PM
Yes, you CAN delete the History folder. You just have to do it from another
user account with admin. privileges (XP/2K/NT) or via DOS (Win9x/ME).
Information on doing this is provided in the links Jan mentions.
--

Jon R. Kennedy
Charlotte, NC, USA
jkennedy2@carolina.rr.com

"Yearight" <Yearight@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9287560F-F153-43D8-8DD3-E8B1814455ED@microsoft.com...
> You can NOT delete the History folder. It is a Windows System folder and
> Windows will not let you delete it.
>


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