Steps to disable the suggestions from the search box in Windows File Explorer

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Steps to disable the suggestions from the search box in Windows File Explorer

                               Do you want your system not to remember the search queries that you mentioned in the search box or you don’t want to share your search history to other users..?
                               If so, here is the steps to disable the suggestions from the search box in windows File Explorer, The search queries that you specified will be remembered by the windows 7 and display it when searching something, If you don’t want to share the search queries with other users, then follow the steps,


  • Go to Start
  • Type regedit in the search box and then press enter.
  • Click on  HKEY_CURRENT_USER ->Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Explorer
  • Right click on the right hand side pane and create a DWORD
  • The DWORD value must be DisableSearchBoxSuggestions and then set it at 1

                            That’s all, you can view the changes, i.e., the search queries of previous users will not be displayed after the Reboot of the system…
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