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Cleaning up Internet files won't work?

Old 11-21-06, 09:30 PM
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Cleaning up Internet files won't work?

I usually try to keep my computer clean, and delete temporary internet files (and 'offline' content) and clear my history each night. Usually that removes all sites from the Internet Explorer dropdown address bar. But then I type in a site, it autofills in sites that I have bookmarked or are links.

But recently it starts autofilling in sites that are not favorites or links or anything like that, and completely random sites I've visited. If I typed in 50 random sites and visited them, then cleared history and internet files, and then re-opened IE, and started retyping the same sites, IE would autofill in it about 5 of them. I just don't get why IE is doing this. I don't think anything has changed. I downloaded another program from download.com that's supposed to do the same stuff, and it takes twice as long, but confirms it does that, but it still doesn't fix the problem. Any ideas? BTW- I'm running Windows XP SP2 and IE V6.02.9xxxx if it matters.
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Old 11-21-06, 11:04 PM
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Have you gone into IE and told it to delete history/cahe every time you close it, as well as turned off any auto-complete functions? I use Firefox more now, so not as familiar with IE anymore.
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Old 11-22-06, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by SleepyW
Have you gone into IE and told it to delete history/cahe every time you close it, as well as turned off any auto-complete functions? I use Firefox more now, so not as familiar with IE anymore.
Yes, and I manually do it about every day or every other day. I just don't get it.
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