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  1. Brink Win User

    Clear Your Search History for On-device Searches in Windows 10


    How to: Clear Your Search History for On-device Searches in Windows 10

    How to Clear Your Search History for On-device Searches in Windows 10


    taskbar to find help, apps, files, settingsyou name it. You can also get quick answers from the weblike weather, stock prices, currency conversion, and much moreand get to websites faster by using links in the preview pane.

    Cortana and Search has been separated starting with Windows 10 version 1903.

    Microsoft account.

    Search activity appears only if you:
    • Search from Bing, and are signed in to Bing with your Microsoft account—though you can still view your search activity on the Bing.com Search History page.
    • Land on Bing pages when you search from Cortana. Search activity doesn't appear if you search from the Cortana app on a phone that uses an iOS or Android operating system.
    See also:
    This tutorial will show you how to clear your search history on Bing.com used to improve on-device searches for your account in Windows 10.



    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (direct) or step 3 (Settings) for how you want to open the Bing.com Search History page.

    2. Open your web browser, go to the step 4 below.

    OR

    3. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Search icon. (see screenshot below)
    A) Click/tap on Permissions & History on the left side.

    B) Click/tap on the Search history settings link under My search history on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    C) Go to step 4 below.


    Clear Your Search History for On-device Searches in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. Click/tap on the View and delete search history button on the Bing.com Search History page. (see screenshot below)

    Clear Your Search History for On-device Searches in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. Sign in to your Microsoft account to verify. (see screenshot below)

    Clear Your Search History for On-device Searches in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    6. Do step 7 (specific) or step 8 (all) for the search history you want to clear.


    7. To Clear Specific Search History
    A) Click/tap on the Clear link for each specific search history item listed you want to clear. (see screenshot below)

    *note The View details link will provide more information about a search history item to help determine if you want to clear it or not.


    Clear Your Search History for On-device Searches in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    8. To Clear All Your Search History
    A) Click/tap on the Clear activity link above the search history items. (see screenshot below)

    Clear Your Search History for On-device Searches in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    B) Click/tap on Clear to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Clear Your Search History for On-device Searches in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Jun 23, 2018
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  2. acomic Win User

    File explorer search history is not clearing


    Hi

    I have gone through all the steps in the following thread, but my file search history is not clearing or updating. Search terms clear, but the old search reappears with deleted files on it.

    Search History in File Explorer - Clear in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
    acomic, Oct 27, 2019
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  3. fussybob Win User
    IE11 Google Toolbar no auto search suggestions, no search history?


    Since the last Win 10 update my Google Toolbar won't list any search suggestions as I type and there is no search history listed. The Google tool bar will allow a search, but after a few searches no search history shows and no "clear search" button is listed either.

    I have turnd on "Suggest searches as you type", and "store search histroy on my computer" in the Google Toolbar options.

    Any suggestions to fix this?
     
    fussybob, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Gino Des Win User

    Clear Your Search History for On-device Searches in Windows 10

    Clearing history on my search page

    Hello,

    Do you want to clear the search history in File Explorer or Microsoft Edge? If you want to clear the search history in File Explorer, follow these steps:

    • Open File Explorer, click on the View tab, and click on
      Options in the ribbon.
    • Select Change folder and search options.
    • In the General tab, under Privacy, click on the
      Clear button for Clear File Explorer history.

    If you want to delete the search history in Edge, you may refer to the following link: View and delete browser history in
    Microsoft Edge
    .

    If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to post a reply.
     
    Gino Des, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. How to clear search history in an app in Win10?

    Hi Mark,



    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.



    I understand that you are facing issues with finding search history on Windows 10.



    In order to help you better, please provide the information:

    Which app command are referring to? Are you referring to clear search history in Windows 8.1?

    If you referring to clear search history. Then sorry for the inconvenience, the feature to clear search history for apps is not available on Windows 10.

    I suggest you to give your valuable feedback about the search history in Feedback app.

    Get back to us if you need any further assistance on Windows related issues and we will be glad to help.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. clearing search history not clearing

    I have tried the *** under history I still have search data. I have tried logging onto Microsoft to clear but the history still remains How do I clear this search history and keep it from storing?
     
    DavidYazak1, Oct 27, 2019
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