Internet Explorer 8's dropdown history will not delete

I am running Internet Explorer 8 on a Windows Vista 32 bit laptop.

No matter what I do, there are two websites that will NOT delete from my drop down history box in the address bar.

I have tried:
-Deleting all history (cookies, everything)
-Setting all history to autodelete on close
-Resetting IE8 to defaults
-Uninstalling and reinstalling

Does anybody know what to do?
 

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Last updated October 23, 2018 Views 15,432 Applies to:
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Hi,

I am wondering if something in Office is causing IE to not be able to delete all the history (using the AutoComplete
included).

In IE - Safety - Delete Browsing History - uncheck Preserve Favorites Website Data - check the other boxes as
desired and then run the Delete

Also clear the AutoComplete History

Rob - Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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Hi robbo74,

Download and install IEHistoryView (NirSoft) http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/iehv.html

Clear history the usual way- Internet Options> etc.

Run IEHistoryView and if it finds undeleted entries, see if they can be deleted through IEHistoryView.

Don

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