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autocomplete help, desperate....

by treazn / May 25, 2005 8:46 AM PDT

I've been using someone elses computer for the last few hours...and...for one reason or another I need to delete certain entries from the history and autocomplete function.

Restarting the computer is not an option since it is highly secure and I don't have the password.

The autocomplete function's cache I believe is storing items already deleted from the history.

Since, from what I know, the computers actual index.dat logs cant be changed while IE is running (whenever the comp is on), will the sites be deleted by restarting the computer?

Or do I have to delete the entire history (which would look VERY suspicious and is a last emergency resort only.)

Also, I have disabled the autocomplete function already, so there is no need to tell me to do that. I believe the owner is completely able to restore it.

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So basically
by TONI H / May 25, 2005 9:19 AM PDT

you have taken the trust of somebody else and crapped in their own "house" as a 'thank you'???????


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by treazn / May 25, 2005 9:41 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) How apropos and... wonderfully descriptive!
by Carol~ Moderator / May 26, 2005 12:15 PM PDT
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you can...
by leggo75 / May 25, 2005 8:55 PM PDT

press ctrl-h to open the history. that way you can manually delete the history records you want instead of deleting the whole thing. as far as autocomplete goes, just go tools-internet options-content-autocomplete and clear auto complete.good luck

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