As I mentioned in my clarification response, the autocomplete data is
unfortunately not stored in an easy to retrieve place on the hard
drive. However, considering the sensitive nature of this data
(passwords, credit card info, etc), it's good that Microsoft decided
to encrypt the date and put it in the registry away from possible
hackers and trojan horse programs.
You have two options for modifying this data. You can clear the
database completely by following these steps:
Clear Forms and Passwords Information in the AutoComplete History:
To clear forms and passwords information in the AutoComplete settings
in Internet Explorer:
1. Start Internet Explorer.
2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
3. On the Content tab, click AutoComplete.
4. Click Clear Forms, click Clear Passwords, (or either/both) and then
If you do not want to clear the entire database, you can delete a
single entry at a time. To do this, when you get to the form with the
entry you want to delete, simply press the cursor key DOWN in order to
bring up any autocomplete data that has been stored for that box, then
scroll down (again using the cursor DOWN key) to highlight the entry
you want to erase. Instead of pressing ENTER as you would if you were
wanting to choose this autocomplete text, simply press the DELETE key
instead. This will delete the entry from the database and allow you to
type it in again from scratch and have it re-stored. While this is not
as easy as opening a file with all the entries in it, it's probably
much better than wiping out the entire autocomplete database and
starting completely over.
I hope that helps to answer you question regarding the autocomplete
function. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance on this