How do I clear my search bars and other options under IE


How do i clear my search bars? My computer remembers even forms that i fill out .

i would like to delete my search bars.

Also i cant seem to get my address bar back. I have explorer 6.0 (windowsxp)

any help would be much appreciated.




This question was answered on August 4, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x users can view their history files by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", clicking the "Settings" button, and then clicking the "View Files" button

Deleting History

Microsoft Windows users running Microsoft Internet Explorer can delete their history files by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", and clicking the "Delete Files" button Users also have the option of automatically deleting files each time the close the browser window by clicking the "Advanced" tab and checking "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed" under the "Security" section

The Internet Explorer AutoComplete feature can be enabled and disabled by following the below steps

Open Microsoft Internet Explorer

Click Tools and then Internet Options

In the Internet Options window click the Content tab

Click the AutoComplete button

Check or uncheck the options you wish have or not have AutoComplete Below is a brief

explanation of what each of the options are for

Web addresses - AutoComplete for the address typed in the address bar

Forms - Enable a user to fill out fields that are commonly completed such as e-mail, address,

phone number, etc

User names and passwords on forms - Any forms that are requiring usernames This can be

helpful for users who are frequently needing to enter their username and password However

can also be a security risk if that computer is used or accessible by other users

I hope that help

Good Luck

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Posted by robert of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on August 4, 2004