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    Delete Search Cache

    I would like to know where previous terms that I have used to perform searches on any variety of sites, are cached; my goal is to delete some, or all, of those cached items. I would also like to also know if a setting exists that would allow me to prevent future storage of such data.

    I'd appreciate any assistance!

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    Re: Delete Search Cache

    In Internet Explorer, select Internet Options, activate the General tab, and click Clear History.

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    Re: Delete Search Cache

    Windows keeps tracks of variety of your activities in the registry, in entries called MRU (Most Recently Used).

    So, tracks of your searching using Windows Search Assistant (Windows XP) - Start | Search | On the Internet... - is stored in

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftSearch AssistantACMru5001

    For the list of MRU locations, see http://windowsxp.mvps.org/RegistryMRU.htm
    To clean all traces of your activity, use third-party programs, as Privacy Eraser or similar.

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    Re: Delete Search Cache

    This is very helpful information. I have Windows 2000 installed on my machine - do the XP instructions you provided apply to 2000, as well?

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    Re: Delete Search Cache

    Never mind. I looked more closely at the site and found Windows 2000 info. Thanks again!!

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