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Delete Entries from Address Bar List

To delete entries from the address bar drop-down list, you must clear your History folder. From the Internet Explorer menu bar:

  1. Select Tools and click Internet Options.
  2. Click the General tab.
  3. Under History, click Clear History.
  4. Click OK.

NOTE: to delete individual entries, see comments below.

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User Comments

Comment Richard (another one)
September 12, 2004 at 5:11am

Clearing the address bar
Sorry, but your "how-to" is just plain wrong. Address bar and History list are two separate things, and you can clear the History list until you're blue in the face, but you still will have the address bar entries.
Comment Tony
February 3, 2005 at 11:01am

Clearing the address bar (advanced)
There is a way to remove typed URLs from the address bar. Bear in mind that it is quite advanced and gives the user the ability to really mess up their machine. Here's some brief instructions on how to do it:

1. Go to start > run
2. Type regedit
3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Internet Explorer > TypedURLs
4. Remove the keys that you do not want to see on your address bar. Do not remove the (Default) key however.

PLEASE NOTE: It is very dangerous to delete entries from the system registry. If you are unsure on a particular entry, consult a computer geek. Modifying the registry can result in system failure, so do so only if you have detailed instructions, know how the registry works and how the programs use it, or if you don't really care if your system crashes.
Comment seanmcgu
April 12, 2005 at 2:26pm

Removing individual address bar entries from Firefox 1.0x
Tony, thanks for your suggestion. Here's another for those using Firefox:

Highlight the one you want to delete with your mouse (but don't click on it) and then just press Shift-Delete. Tada!
Comment JRB
June 20, 2005 at 2:28pm

To remove the address bar entries download a shareware program called (REGCLEANER) and select auto for method of cleanup and it will do it for you automatic with no problems.
Comment E
April 2, 2006 at 4:20pm

seanmcgu - you are sheer genius, hombre
sean, excellent! you are the king! how did you know this?