How can I stop recent folders showing in dropdown address list

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Hughmn, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Hughmn

    Hughmn Guest

    I have recently started using using IE7 and Windows Vista Home Premium on a
    new computer. When I go to select a recently typed web address from the drop
    down menu in IE7 I see mostly recently accessed folders on my C drive,
    swamping the few internet addresses. This wasn't the case on my old computer
    - only the internet addresses showed. Not sure if the difference is due to
    Vista or the newer version of IE or just starting afresh with some settings
    different. Is there an option I can change to make IE show only recently
    typed web addresses?
    Hughmn, Jul 17, 2008
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  2. Hughmn

    Don Varnau Guest

    I don't think you can stop this, but are the folders showing up in the
    TypedURLs list (down arrow on the right end of the Address Bar) or the
    regular AutoComplete list (drop-down list which appears when you start to
    type an address?)

    Also, you aren't accessing these folders by typing the path into the Windows
    Explorer Address Bar, are you?

    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, Jul 19, 2008
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  3. Hughmn

    Hughmn Guest

    The folders are in the typedURLs list. they don't show up as an autocomplete
    because I only type web addresses, tyoicall. starting with www..., and the
    folders all start with either c: or z:

    And no, I haven't been accessing folders by typing paths anywhere - only by
    clicking on folders or from the recent files list off the start menu.

    Your question makes me wonder - is it a sorting issue? - e.g. can I set the
    typedURLs list to show in alphabetical order or most recently viewed?

    Hughmn, Jul 22, 2008
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