Windows 10: "Run..." history has disappeared.

  1.    19 Nov 2017 #1

    "Run..." history has disappeared.


    Every now and then I use run to do something. Like run the Firefox Profile manager, regedit, etc.
    Typically the "Run" pulldown menu has the commands I had previouly run - which is convenient. But it is now blank. There is no record of previous commands even after I enter a command and later come back.

    I must have turned a setting off somewhere but do not recall where. Anyone have an idea where I might have told W10 to delete past command history?

    Thanks.
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  2.    19 Nov 2017 #2

    Curious said: View Post
    Every now and then I use run to do something. Like run the Firefox Profile manager, regedit, etc.
    Typically the "Run" pulldown menu has the commands I had previouly run - which is convenient. But it is now blank. There is no record of previous commands even after I enter a command and later come back.

    I must have turned a setting off somewhere but do not recall where. Anyone have an idea where I might have told W10 to delete past command history?

    Thanks.
    Settings/Privacy/General/'Let Windows track app launches to improve Start and search results'/On

    Turn On or Off App Launch Tracking in Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 207
    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       19 Nov 2017 #3

    Sounds like the history for the Run command was deleted or the temporary file removed. This can happen with tools like Disk Cleanup, CCleaner, or other system cleaners.

    This may also happen during a Windows 10 build update.
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  4.    20 Nov 2017 #4

    Edwin said: View Post
    Settings/Privacy/General/'Let Windows track app launches to improve Start and search results'/On

    Turn On or Off App Launch Tracking in Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
    Thank you for replying. I had already tried that but it did not restore "Run" ability to remember past commands. I tested it and it did not. So I must have done something else but thanks for the suggestion.

    I happen to use the ClassicShell menu so maybe it is blocking something.
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  5.    20 Nov 2017 #5

    Masterchiefxx17 said: View Post
    Sounds like the history for the Run command was deleted or the temporary file removed. This can happen with tools like Disk Cleanup, CCleaner, or other system cleaners.

    This may also happen during a Windows 10 build update.
    Unfortunately it does not recall run commands from here on too.
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  6.    21 Nov 2017 #6

    Tweak the History in the Run Dialog Box in Windows
    maybe?
    It could be worth comparing your registry with that shown.
    Due caution advised in making any changes.

    In Pro you might use the group policy editor..
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