How to clear or remove recent search history (search cache) in Outlook?
Have you ever noticed that when you typing keywords in the Instant Search box for searching, after finishing searching, all keywords you have typed are stored and listed in the Recent Searches drop-down list automatically as below screenshot shown? This article will introduce the solutions of clearing or removing this recent search history list.
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You can clear or remove the records of recent search history as follows.
1. On the desktop, press Win + R keys simultaneously to open the Run dialog box.
2. In the Run dialog box, type regedit in the Open box, and click the OK button. See screenshot:
3. In the popping up User Account Control dialog box, pease click the Yes button to go ahead.
4. Now the Registry Editor window opens. Please successively expand the key with one of below paths based on your Outlook version:
Outlook 2016/2013: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Office > 16.0 for Outlook 2016 or 15.0 for Outlook 2013 > Outlook > Profiles > profile name > 0a0d020000000000c000000000000046.
Outlook 2010/2007: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows NT > CurrentVersion > Windows Messaging Subsystem > Profiles >
Note: By default, the profile name is called Outlook if you haven’t changed your Outlook mail profile name. If you have changed it, please replace the profile name with the name you have used to change.
5. Now right click the 101f0445 key in the right window, and select Delete from the context menu. See screenshot:
6. The Confirm Value Delete dialog box comes out, please click the Yes button to go ahead.
7. Please restart your Microsoft Outlook. And now you will see the Recent Searches drop-down list is empty. See screenshot:
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1. Click Kutools > Clear Search History.
2. A Kutools for Outlook dialog will pop out and ask you to reconfirm. Please click the OK button to go ahead.
3. A second Kutools for Outlook pops out and reminds you to restart Outlook. Please click the OK button to close it, and then restart your Outlook.
And now you will see all recent search history are removed immediately.
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To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 months agoQuestion: The Recent Search History doesn't display anything anymore after following the instructions. But, when I put my cursor in the Search box it still automatically displays the keywords I used before. Can we still remove those?
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 6 months agoWorked perfect, no more search history.!!!
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 7 months agoclose outlook first the do the above or it wont work
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 7 months agoThat does not fix the problem. I was trying to fix this for like 6 months, including Outlook re-install, even Windows re-install and got the same issue all the time. Then I decided to visit professionals and they helped me to sort this out. You can find them at http://outlooksupport.4team.biz/
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 10 months agoInformation here is outdated and no longer applies. For example, 101f0445 is not in my registry.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 9 months agoIt still works, make sure you close Outlook first before deleting the 101f0445 key and for good measure create these 2 registry entries, DisableServerAssistedSearch and DisableServerAssistedSuggestions.
See here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/outlooking/2017/04/27/how-outlook-2016-utilizes-exchange-server-2016-fast-search/