Modify registry to control AutoComplete

Try these simple registry medications and you have three options available to you concerning AutoComplete.

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Using some registry modifications you can turn AutoComplete on and off, as well as clear the recent list.

Under the following registry location:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoComplete

...you have three options that can be modified:
Append Collection (yes or no)
AutoSuggest (yes or no)
Use AutoComplete (yes or no)

To find the list of stored information look in the following registry location:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU

 


Rod Trent, manager of myITforum.com and a Microsoft MVP, is an expert on Microsoft Systems Management Server. He has more than 18 years of IT experience -- eight of which have been dedicated to SMS. He is the author of Microsoft SMS Installer, Admin911: SMS, and IIS 5.0: A Beginner's Guide and has written thousands of articles on technology topics.
 

This was first published in May 2005

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