Turn off storage and display of search history

This policy setting prevents search queries from being stored in the registry. If you enable this policy setting search suggestions based on previous searches won’t appear in the search pane. Search suggestions provided by apps or by Windows based on local content will still appear. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting users will get search suggestions based on previous searches in the search pane.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Explorer # DisableSearchHistory

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Search


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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