How To Clear Outlook Search History?

How To Clear Outlook Search History? You’ve created custom settings for email on Gmail and have decided to apply filters and searches. Now what happens if someone else uses those same search settings? How can they access the results you worked so hard to create?

There’s no doubt that our desktops are cluttered, and sometimes they feel way too overwhelming. Some of us even struggle to take care of them, because we don’t know where to begin or what folders and files go where on our hard drives either.

And once we’re done with the day’s messaging, it’s back to surfing the internet or finding new deals. The only thing that slows us down is when there are too many messages for us to sift through.

One of the biggest complaints I hear from users is that Microsoft Outlook was notorious for not keeping search history.

When you use Microsoft Outlook, the contents of your search boxes are stored in the history log.

Microsoft has recently made it possible to easily clear Outlook search history. To do this follow the explicit steps outlined below:

Steps to delete search history from Outlook application

When you finish typing keywords in the Instant Search box on the homepage, they are stored automatically and listed in the recent searches drop-down list below the search box.

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These are considered your favorites and will be prioritized when displaying matches for future searches.

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  • Click Win+ R keys from your keyboard, which open up the Run dialog box
  • Type ‘Regedit’ in the Open box, and then click OKregedit 2
  • User Account Control dialog box appears, click Yes to proceed. clear-search-history 3
  • ‘Registry Editor’ window appears you need to expand slowly step by step and get the specific area, there few modifications Delete Outlook Search History. The path varies from version to version in Outlook. registry-editor-outlook 4
  • Outlook 2016/2013: HKEY_CURRENT_USER> Software >> Microsoft >> Office >> 0 for Outlook 2016 or 15.0 for Outlook 2013 >> Outlook >> Profiles >> Outlook > 0a0d020000000000c000000000000046.
    Outlook 2010/2007: HKEY_CURRENT_USER >> Software >> Microsoft >> Windows NT >> Current Version >> Windows Messaging Subsystem >> Profiles >> 0a0d020000000000c000000000000046.101f0445 5
  • From the right pane, section finds “101f0445″, You can simply click Ctrl + F, type “101f0445″ and hit enter, you will directly get there.
  • Once you find it, right-click on it, and select Delete from the context menu. delete-101f0445 6
  • Confirm Value Delete dialog box appears, click Yes as final confirmation. Confirm-Value-Delete-768x187 7

Lastly, try checking your search history for any suspicious entries that may have been left on your computer by someone else.

Clearing your search history isn’t useful just for the sake of privacy concerns. It can also be helpful when it comes to finding your emails in a speedy manner.

Every time you want to find something in your inbox, you should be able to do so quickly. So it’s important that you tidy things up by deleting old searches.

How to Delete Search History from Outlook.com

Outlook.com has the ability to delete your search history, but it’s not easy to find or delete. In order to remove the offending results from your search history, you first have to navigate menus and submenus until you find the option buried under quite a few layers of text.

Have you ever been searching for something specific in your inbox and couldn’t find it right away? If you happen to be using Microsoft’s Outlook.com, you can easily delete your search history, but not by going on a scavenger hunt.

Go to the bottom of the page where it says “delete filter.” You will then be able to edit or delete any saved searches.

Open your Outlook email account and hover your cursor over ‘settings.’ setting-cog-outlook-web 8

Click the “Settings” icon on the top-right and choose ‘Options.’ Beneath the left pane, click ‘General.’ Now in the right pane, select ‘Category’ and then click ‘Privacy and data.’ privacy-and-data-setting 9

To the right, there is a Search History section whose options include ‘Delete History’ and ‘Export.search-history 10

If you need to export the entire history, click Export and then choose a location for your data. Your data will be exported as a .csv (comma-separated values) file.

To clear your search history, click ‘Delete history’. You will get a confirmation dialogue box asking you to confirm whether or not you want to erase your searches. delete-search-history 11

In conclusion, searching through Outlook is helpful in finding what you are not looking for. Whether you’re searching through your email archive or your contacts, there is a perfect way to not find what you need exactly but something similar enough to give you the peace of mind that everything is where it needs to be.