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Deleting entries from the Run MRU List

If you’re like me, you use the run menu. A lot. One of the features I like about the run menu is that it stores your recently used commands in a list, called the Most Recently Used list (MRU for short). From time to time, I like to remove superfluous items from that list. Here’s how:

  1. Open Registry Editor
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU\
  3. Highlight any superfluous items, and hit delete
  4. Accept the warning that appears
Screenshot of Registry Editor, showing a confirmation message. Message reads: "Deleting certain registry values could cause system instability. Are you sure you want to permanently delete this value?"

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