Windows 10: Turn On or Off Device and Search History in Windows 10

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  1. Brink Win User

    Turn On or Off Device and Search History in Windows 10


    How to: Turn On or Off Device and Search History in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Device and 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.

    My device history allows Windows Search to improve on-device searches by collecting and using your app, settings, and other history from devices that you sign-in with your Microsoft account.

    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.
    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off using your device history and search history to improve on-device searches for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Turn On or Off My Device History for On-device Searches in Settings
    • Option Two: Turn On or Off My Search History for On-device Searches in Settings

    EXAMPLE: Windows Search (Win+S) from taskbar

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    OPTION ONE [/i] Turn On or Off My Device History for On-device Searches in Settings
    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Search icon.

    2. Click/tap on Permissions & History on the left side, and turn on (default) or off My device history for what you want under History on the right side. (see screenshot below)


    Turn On or Off Device and Search History in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] Turn On or Off My Search History for On-device Searches in Settings
    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Search icon.

    2. Click/tap on Permissions & History on the left side, and turn on (default) or off My search history for what you want under History on the right side. (see screenshot below)


    Turn On or Off Device and Search History in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Jun 22, 2018
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  2. 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
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  3. Mark Ole Win User
    Turn on File History in Windows 10

    Hi,

    To address your concern, we suggest that you turn off File history then add the drive again.


    To turn off File History, please follow these steps:

    • Click the Start​ button, select Settings.
      Click Update & security.
    • Choose Backupand click More options.
    • See advanced settings, then click the Turn off button.
    Restart the system then turn back on File History and add the drive.

    If the issue persist, run the System File Checker tool. System File Checker
    scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files.

    To run this tool, please refer to this
    link
    .

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Mark Ole, Oct 27, 2019
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  4. Turn On or Off Device and Search History in Windows 10

    lorraine walsh, Oct 27, 2019
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  5. hasiel123 Win User
    Is there a way turn on search history in windows search on windows 10?


    Is there a way turn on search history in windows search on windows 10?
    I think it would be handy...is it possible?
    Thanks in advance.
     
    hasiel123, Oct 27, 2019
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  6. TiredofFH Win User
    Turn on File History in Windows 10

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    The turn off button was greyed out and was unresponsive.

    I had been advised to run the system file checker several time and found no problems.

    In the meantime my machine has been returned to the suppler for a factory reset and is working again.
     
    TiredofFH, Oct 27, 2019
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