Deryn replied to Deryn's question in Evernote for Windows Requests (Versions 6.25.1 and under)Aha! It's in your C:\Users\[userName]\AppData\Local\Evernote folder somewhere. This folder persists, even when you uninstall Evernote. This is what I did to clear my search history: 1) Sync Evernote. 2) Uninstall Evernote. 3) Move the C:\Users\[userName]\AppData\Local\Evernote folder to your Desktop. (Don't delete it until you're sure all your notes are re-synced.) 4) Reinstall Evernote. Notes, saved searches, tags, etc., will re-sync but search history will be completely clear. There's bound to be an easier way, one that doesn't involve re-syncing your entire set of notes and having to re-tweak the appearance of your Evernote, but I'm not savvy enough to know which file within C:\Users\[userName]\AppData\Local\Evernote contains the search history. If we could find that one file and delete it without disaster, that might be an acceptable workaround until Evernote finally just allows us to delete individual search terms.
Evernote urgently needs a way to clear recent search history. I see that people have been asking for this for years, and yet it's still not an option. Where is it even stored? I can't find it in any file, or in the registry. I tried uninstalling Evernote to clear it, and my recent searches came right back after I reinstalled. While trying to find out if this is currently possible, I came across one person who accidentally entered a password in his search history, and another who entered her SSN in the search box to find a PDF, where it is now stuck for anyone to find. Evernote has a serious security problem if its users can't control their own sensitive data.