Clear recently typed URLs in Internet Explorer

When you type a URL (website address) in Internet Explorer, it is stored in the Windows Registry for easy access later. Soon you have a collection of URLs in your location bar of Internet Explorer. You can clear these typed URLs one by one from within Internet Explorer or clear them all at once using a command. Here is how :

Recently typed URLs in Internet Explorer

Method 1

One way to clear these typed URLs is to delete them one by one.

  1. Click on the down-arrow on your Internet Explorer location bar as shown.

    Location bar in Internet Explorer

  2. Hover your mouse cursor over a URL you want to delete. You would see a red colored “delete” icon appear to the right of the URL. Click on these “delete” icon to delete that URL.

    Deleting typed URLs in Internet Explorer

Method 2

You can also edit the Windows registry and remove all the typed URLs at once.

  1. Press the key combination Windows logo key + R to open the Run dialog.
  2. In the Run dialog, type cmd and press Enter to open the Command Prompt window.
  3. In the command prompt window, type the following exactly as shown.
    REG DELETE “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs” /va /f

    Deleting recently typed URLs from Registry

  4. You will have to close all the running instances of Internet Explorer and start Internet Explorer again, for the changes to be visible.