The following guide demonstrates how to disable auto suggest functionality in Windows Explorer (File Explorer) and the Run box on Windows devices.
When you type something in Explorer's location field, suggestions are displayed based on certain factors, e.g. if a file of that name is found on the desktop.
The same happens when you launch the run box on Windows using Windows-R when you use it to run commands.
Some users may like the functionality as it makes it easy to select one of the suggested options to save time; others may dislike it for a number of reasons such as never using these suggestions and disliking the fact that the suggest menu hides some of the content in Explorer.
Windows administrators have two options to deal with the issue:
You can turn off suggestions in Explorer and the Run box in the Registry. Note that you need elevated rights to make changes to the Registry.
Tip: if you don't need the auto-complete feature create another String under AutoComplete. Name it Append Completion (with a space), and set it to no as well.
If you don't want to make changes to the Registry, you may make the change in the Internet Options as well.
There does not seem to be a way to disable suggestions in just one application and not the other.Advertisement
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