Where does Windows7 Search criteria Saved? RRS feed

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  • Dear Experts.

    My simple questions is :

    When make a search in a Folder window by SEARCH Combobox (Right Corner of a Window) with criteria like : "a*.txt",  where does this criteria Saved for use at next time?  in registry or another place?

    I need to Delete this criteria for Windows7 Practical Exam.

    thanks for any help

    Thursday, February 2, 2012 9:35 AM


  • To delete a small number of searches, click inside the search box, scroll down to the item you want to remove and press the Del key to remove it from the search history. Continue pressing Del to remove other entries.


    If you have a large number of searches and want to remove them all, it is probably quicker to delete the registry key where they are stored. To do so, open a Run window (Windows Logo key+R), type regedit, press Enter and in the left pane navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\WordWheelQuery. Right-click on WordWheelQuery and click Delete. The key will be recreated next time you run a search.


    It is prudent to make a backup of the registry or create a system restore point before making any registry changes.


    To identify an individual search, double-click on its name in the right pane. To delete an individual search, right-click on its Name in the right pane and choose Delete.

    Thursday, February 2, 2012 6:51 PM