History and Favorites group in my IE 11 Address Bar Autocomplete pulldown menu is missing again.

History and Favorites group in my IE 11 Address Bar Autocomplete pulldown menu is missing again. Tried to uninstall all updates installed this day. No change. Last couple times  it was "Cumulative update to IE" which deletes this functionality from address bar, but now things are more strange. "Cumulative update to IE" KB3160005 is in Updates History, but not in the list of Installed Updates. I tried to install it manually (downloaded from MS), reboot,  uninstall, reboot. No change. Any idea how to fix or which update caused it again?

I just want get back from this:

to this:

 

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Last updated April 30, 2018 Views 138 Applies to:

The AutoComplete list, sorted by category, disappeared for everyone a year or two ago. You should not be trying to uninstall individual updates to return to the previous display nor should you block the installation of updates, especially security updates.

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>  You should not be trying to uninstall individual updates to return to the previous display nor should you block the installation of updates.

You mean it's against The Law? I'm (was) happy with what my IE looks like. When two years ago sorted list was removed by MS, people fond the way to brings it back. Similar as people finds a way to not upgrade to Win10 if they don't want. If my question is against the law please remove it. If it's not please not spam this thread with useless replies.

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> especially security updates.

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> especially security updates.

I get your point but it's my private PC without any sensitive information and my habit of use of Internet has a record of about 10 years without any virus or security issue. So I was quite happy with IE functionality until MS "improved" it.

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 So I was quite happy with IE functionality until MS "improved" it.

Well, the addition of Favorites and History to the TypedURLs list (Address Bar drop-down) is reasonably recent.

You could return to the way that list used to be by:

Internet Options> Content> AutoComplete> Settings> check Address Bar and uncheck Browsing history, Favorites and Windows search. Suggesting URLs is optional.

You will then only have URLs in the list that you've typed into the Address Bar.

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Thanks for trying to help, Don, but it's still not what I want back :(

Also the thing that bothers me is that even when I restored windows to last saved point this was not back (unfortunately I keep only one restore point because of space problem on notebook SSD). Trying any combination of manually remove/install/uninstall/reboot of all updates later than last day I saw my preciousssss address bar also don't work. So it means that either windows has some updates that can change it without possibility to roll back or that not all updates are listed in the "installed" list (but I can see  in "Updates history" that KB3160005 still listed as installed even after I uninstalled it).

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