Last modified at 5/7/2014 6:44 PM by Koen Zomers

​The Windows Explorer keeps a history of the most recent places you've visited on your harddisk or network. You will notice this by expanding the location menu at the top of the Windows Explorer:
Misc-Clear-Windows-Explorer-History-HistoryBar.png

If you want to erase or modify this history, you can easily do so in the Windows Registry. Just open regedit in the Windows Start menu and browse to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TypedPaths

There you will find a list with REG_SZ entries containing the history. Keep in mind that when altering the history items, that the key names must be url<number>, the first number must be 1 and the numbers must be following up on eachother, i.e. url1, url2, url3, etc. Not starting with url1 will not show any of your history items. Having a gap in the counting will only show the history items up to the gap.

Misc-Clear-Windows-Explorer-History-Registry.png