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Do a Backup of AutoComplete URL Entries in Internet Explorer 5.0

Article ID: 255072

Article Last Modified on 6/5/2007


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q255072

IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry


This article describes how to back up AutoComplete Uniform Resource Locator (URL) entries in Internet Explorer 5.0. The procedure performs a backup of the 25 URLs that you have most recently typed into Internet Explorer 5.0.


WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To back up AutoComplete URL entries, follow these steps:

  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
  2. Locate the TypedURLs value under the following key in the registry:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
  3. Select the key in the left pane, and on the Registry menu, click Export Registry File.
  4. In the Save In box, select the location where you want to save the key, give the key a name, and click Save.

    NOTE: To restore the key, in Regedit.exe, select the Registry menu and click Import Registry File.
  5. Quit Registry Editor.

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