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Clear Windows Search History

Clear Windows Search History

Windows File Explorer provides a way to search for files and folders.

This has been used since the early days of Windows from Win XP, Win 7, Win 8, and Win 10. Server OS for Windows also provides such search functionality like WIndows Server 2003, 2008, and Windows Server 2012.

The facility provides a quick and easy way to search and locate the files and folders that may be important to the user. As users are provided with the hierarchical way of organizing their folders, they might forget to locate which folder the file resides as the folder can quickly become nested.

The search bar will be seen on the top right side of the Windows File Explorer.

Search Box Windows 7

The search entries will show the result of matching files based on the keyword entered.

How to Clear the Search History

The search history is the list of the keywords entered by the user. You can see the history by clicking the search box and the list of recent search keyword will appear.

View Search History Windows

Click the down arrow on the keyboard and press delete to delete the search item. Continue to scroll down and delete all search histories.