Modify registry to control AutoComplete

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

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

About the author:
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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