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By cphelps ·
I have an Win 98 image on several machines. On each pc, the history button on the IE 5 toolbar is greyed out and the user is unable to clear the history. I've searched through all the IE5 settings I can find and cannot figure out how to reactivatethis button. You can't even delete the entries through explorer. I've done extensive research on the registry and can't find out how this can be corrected. Uninstalling IE5 and reinstalling does not correct the problem. The image was created by a previous employee who is not available to tell us how he did this. Anyone got any ideas?

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by provodnik In reply to Unable to clear IE5 histo ...

Could it be that clearing IE history was disabled in System Policies? I have a little utility to change system policies. You can download it from Magical Files (Link on the left from E-mail/Calender) user name is alexander104. If this link doesn't work, let me know and I'll give you a different one.

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by cphelps In reply to Unable to clear IE5 histo ...

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To clear your history right click on your normal windows toolbar. Next select properties. Select start menu programs.
Select clear on the documents menu. This will clear your history from exoplorer and the run box.

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by gil.a.nichols In reply to Unable to clear IE5 histo ...

Clearing your History Field, from the Tools menu choose internet options, click the General tab, if necessary, in the History area click Clear History, click OK

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by blair.mcfarlain In reply to Unable to clear IE5 histo ...

All of the above are good suggesetions.

Are you using a customized installation of IE?

i.e. did the original installer use IEAK to build a custom copy of Internet explorer? If so, he could have used that to disable the history options.

If this is the case, I would uninstall IE, then delete all the files from the IE folder, then reinstall from a fresh copy from microsoft (www.microsoft.com/ie)

Hope this helps!

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