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Turn off AutoComplete for Windows XP Search Companion

When you do a file search using the Search Assistant in Windows XP, the drop-down appears showing the previous search contents. To prevent that you can disable AutoComplete using these steps:

  • In the Search Companion window, click Change Preferences
  • Click Turn AutoComplete off

Also see: Clear the "Search for files and folders" history in Windows XP