Deleting Windows run history

If you have butter fingers like me, and over time end up with a lot of old commands with typos in your Windows run box that get annoying – deleting them is a simple. All you need to do it remove the following registry key.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU

Now every time one plays with regedit, it can be dangerous – you can also save this commend as a .cmd file, and then run it with admin privileges – essentially does the same thing.

reg delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU" /f

You can also download the same thing from here.

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Amit Bahree

This blog is my personal blog and while it does reflect my experiences in my professional life, this is just my thoughts. Most of the entries are technical though sometimes they can vary from the wacky to even political – however that is quite rare. Quite often, I have been asked what’s up with the “gibberish” and the funny title of the blog? Some people even going the extra step to say that, this is a virus that infected their system (ahem) well. [:D] It actually is quite simple, and if you have still not figured out then check out this link – whats in a name?

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