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WinXP IE Autocomplete incomplete delete

By mnakajim ·
I am unable to completely delete all of the addresses from autocomplete in Internet Explorer. Even after I go to tools>internet options> then delete cookies, files and history. I even went to run>regedit and deleted files with the names of the addresses that linger. I like using autocomplete, but i want to completely reset it. How can I do it???

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by TheChas In reply to WinXP IE Autocomplete inc ...

Supposssedly, clearing the history clears the auto-complete entries also.

I do know that some website keep this information for you on their site. So you may have cleared your auto-complete data, and are using a site that keeps it's own set of data for you.

One way to wipe out the autocomplete data is to delete / edit / replace the index.dat files

1 is in C:\Documents and Settings\user name\Cookies
the other is in C:\Documents and Settings\user name\UserData

These are "system" "protected" files, so you may need to use safe mode or boot to a DOS prompt to get at them.

Chas

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by Ann777 In reply to WinXP IE Autocomplete inc ...

Tools --> Internet Options --> Content --> AutoComplete...--> and there you have a button for Clearing Forms and for Clearing passwords. If you want to completely reset them, then clear them both and keep the upper settings the same.

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