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How to Clear File Explorer Address Bar History

You can see your File Explorer's Address Bar history at any time you want.

To see that, all you need to do is clicking on Down Arrow in the Address Bar of File Explorer.

If you wish, you can remove individual items in the history or delete history completely. In this post, we will see both in detail. Let's get started.

Clear File Explorer History in Windows 10

To Remove Individual Items in History

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    Open Registry Editor.
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    Navigate to this location - Hkey_Current_User > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer >TypedPaths
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    Now, you can see all the items of the history in the right pane of Registry.
File Explorer history items are shown in Registry Editor
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    Select the item(s) that you want to remove and then right-click on it.
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    Click on "Delete."
Delete option
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    In the confirmation popup, click "Yes." 

Delete Entire History

You can do this task in three different ways. Let's see what they are.

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    Go the location mentioned above in the Registry.
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    Select all the items there (except (Default)) and then right click on it.
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    Now, click on "Delete" option and then click "Yes" on the confirmation popup.

Note: The above steps only delete Address Bar history.

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    Open the File Explorer.
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    Right-click on the File Explorer Address Bar.
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    Now, you can see "Delete history."
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    Click on it.
Delete history option

Note: The above steps not only delete File Explorer history but it also removes Run Command history and Address Toolbar history.

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    Open the File Explorer Options.
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    Under "Privacy," you can see "Clear" button beside "Clear File Explorer history."
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    Click that button.
Clear button

Note: The above steps not only delete Address Bar history, but it also removes Run Command Box history, Address Toolbar history, and all the unpinned "Frequent folders" and "Recent files" in "Quick access."

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