Windows 10: Need help to clear Run history.

  1.    05 Nov 2016 #1

    Need help to clear Run history.


    I've made sure there are no entries in the RunMRU key (there were none) and even tried deleting the key. Also restarted windows. There must be some settings elsewhere. What can I do to clear the history?

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  2. Posts : 3,737
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       05 Nov 2016 #2

    That is basic Windows 101 stuff. It is right where it has always been in Folder properties in the Control Panel. It comes off of Internet Explorer, now Edge, which runs Explorer and also autocomplete for Windows.
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  3.    05 Nov 2016 #3

    bro67 said: View Post
    That is basic Windows 101 stuff. It is right where it has always been in Folder properties in the Control Panel. It comes off of Internet Explorer, now Edge, which runs Explorer and also autocomplete for Windows.
    Are you referring to this "101 Stuff"? Because clearing the file explorer history changes nothing with the Run history.

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  4. Posts : 3,737
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       06 Nov 2016 #4

    Windows 101 is nothing more than stating that it is a easy fix and does not take going into the registry to perform anything. The File Explorer option has always been used to clear the history. You must have messed something up when you went into the registry. File Explorer History - Clear in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  5.    06 Nov 2016 #5

    This is one of many guides on how to do what I was asking - clearing the history from the Run window:

    How to Remove An Item from RUN Dialog Box History / MRU List in Windows? - AskVG

    However there were no such entries in the registry when I checked. So there was nothing there to clear. The "solution" posted by bro67 simply didn't work for me. I'm still looking for a solution.
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  6. Posts : 3,737
    Mac OS Sierra
       06 Nov 2016 #6

    sleepless said: View Post
    This is one of many guides on how to do what I was asking - clearing the history from the Run window:
    How to Remove An Item from RUN Dialog Box History / MRU List in Windows? - AskVG
    However there were no such entries in the registry when I checked. So there was nothing there to clear. The "solution" posted by bro67 simply didn't work for me. I'm still looking for a solution.
    There is no other solution other than you messed something up when you used the AVG guide. You may want to roll back to a System Restore point before you messed things up. The Registry is not needed to go in and make any changes for this area, because you can royally hose the system up when you start messing around in the Registry. That is why any tool that makes changes to the registry always tells you to make a backup of it. If you do not, it is not the fault of the software or those who wrote the code for it.
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