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  1. #1
    thephoenix
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    Default Search Files Windows ME

    I asked this question a while ago but could not find the right answer. In Windows ME I use search to find files, when you start typinh it auto finishes letters if you have searched before. How can I turn that off so it does not complete words, thanks

  2. #2
    Capt Jimbo
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    Default Re: Search Files Windows ME

    In Control Panel / Internet Options
    Under the Content tab / Auto Complete
    Untick the appropriate option and (hopefully) your problem is solved

    Regards
    Capt Jimbo

  3. #3
    godfather
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    Default Re: Search Files Windows ME

    I think this is all driven from internet explorer which is integrated with the OS.
    In Internet Explorer,
    From the "Tools" menu click "Internet Tools"
    Click the "Advanced Tab"
    Remove the check from the two "Use inline AutoComplete" boxes
    Click the "Apply" button
    Click "OK"

  4. #4
    thephoenix
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    Default Re: Search Files Windows ME

    Tried both last suggestions, already had them unticked but unfort it still auto completes in search, maybe it always will.

  5. #5
    godfather
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    Default Re: Search Files Windows ME

    The above tips are for windows explorer and IE, assumed it would work in Search, but maybe thats hard coded?

  6. #6
    J ZEP
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    Default Re: Search Files Windows ME

    Hi thephoenix, don't know if this will help - but in xp when you search for files - once you hit seach for files, it then gives you an option to change preferences - one of them is - Turn auto complete off. I am hoping ME may be similar for you - HTH :-)

  7. #7
    godfather
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    Default Re: Search Files Windows ME

    I learnt something today - thanks J ZEP!

  8. #8
    J ZEP
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    Default Re: Search Files Windows ME

    > I learnt something today - thanks J ZEP!

    Gee Godie my head will be swollen for days, having the likes of you say that!!! ;-) LOL

    Lets hope ME has it in search eh!! - knowing ME it won't!! Then again you have used all the o.s's up to XP including ME haven't you, if i remember rightly, which makes me think it will just be an xp option.

  9. #9
    godfather
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    Default Re: Search Files Windows ME

    Have to say I rarely use the search function... Just go straight to windows explorer, if that doesnt work I search in DOS command window, its blindingly fast compared to the search function for finding files.

    I cant say I would be annoyed by autocomplete either...

  10. #10
    Susan B
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    Default Re: Search Files Windows ME

    > I search in DOS command window, its blindingly fast
    > compared to the search function for finding files.

    How do you do that godfather, please?

    *prepared to risk fossil status as consequence of intelligence*

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