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Desperately need to delete History from IE8


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#1 caal

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 05:14 AM

I've done everything to remove the History of IE, but the entries in the drop box remain the same..... How do I complete remove the History from IE8??

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#2 paws

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 05:35 AM

Hi If you have tried the usual steps and remembered to close down completely IE8 as the final step and then reopened IE8 and it hasn't worked, then you may need to use a specialists tool:
Go here:
http://www.piriform.com/
and download Ccleaner
run the clean up using the standard default settings......this may take a while depending on the level of stuff no longer required on your system.When its done close down Ccleaner, and make sure your IE8 is closed down (not just minimised)
Now open IE8 and all your history in the drop down box should be gone.
Post back and let us know how you get on.
By the way don't run any of the other applications in Ccleaner unless specifically instructed to do so...
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#3 caal

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 07:04 AM

Hi Paws and thanks for your reply. I've had Ccleaner for the past year and it doesn't clean up the dropbox History..

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 07:46 AM

I use this myself.
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#5 paws

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 11:54 AM

Hi as well as the program mentioned by LDTate you could also try :
ATF Cleaner by Atribune
http://www.atribune....c...5&Itemid=25
and
Clean up by Steven Gould http://www.stevengou...o...5&Itemid=69
If after running all these you are still having problems then it indicates that your Win XP system is not configured in a standard way, and that we will need to delve a little deeper if you need a resolution.
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 12:39 PM

When you use CCleaner (get the latest - currently at v2.33.1184), click on Options then Advanced. Uncheck Only delete files in Windows Temp folders older than 24 hours. Then run it and see what happens.

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#7 manicd

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:54 AM

Hi Caal,

Are you referring to the entries in the drop down list from the URL/Address bar? Doesn’t that somehow relate to what you have saved in your Bookmarks? I may be barking up the wrong Tree but say for example you had YouTube listed in your Favourites & started typing the letters "Y" then "O," in the URL/Address bar then YouTube would instantly appear in the drop down box. Is this what you mean?

Edited by manicd, 23 July 2010 - 04:55 AM.

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