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How to clear VLC’s Network history list

Posted in Privacy, Software, Windows with tags , , on January 22, 2013 by Sirusdark


Here’s another quick-tip tutorial! It’s about :

How to clean VLC’s network history!

All you need to do this tweak, is Notepad or Notepad++ (which I highly recommend). VLC can keep a history of your recently open files and you can choose to enable, disable or simply clean the history whenever you want. Okay, that’s cool… but I wasn’t able to clear the network history (files played from a URL).


So, after searching in VLC’s configuration files, I finally found it:

C:\Documents and Settings\*USER*\Application Data\vlc\vlc-qt-interface.ini

Once you’ve found this config file (.ini extension), exit VLC and simply edit the file in Notepad/Notepad++ and remove all the history (text) after the “netMRL=“.


That’s it! After you’ve removed the text, restart VLC and you’ll now have a brand new, clean history, ready to be filled again!