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Clearing The RUN History In XP Pro

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by NJITGS, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. NJITGS

    NJITGS Flightless Bird

    Hello All-

    Could anyone tell me how I can clear the RUN history in Windows XP Pro?

    Thank you.

    Elaine Beauxrauxgard-Weiderhoff
     
  2. Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]

    Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] Flightless Bird

    google for ccleaner.exe
    and download it
    it's a good tool to clean out stuff like that
    Russ

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    "NJITGS" <njitgs@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:-OOC8FWdrKHA.3800@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Hello All-
    >
    > Could anyone tell me how I can clear the RUN history in Windows XP Pro?
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > Elaine Beauxrauxgard-Weiderhoff
    >
     
  3. John Wunderlich

    John Wunderlich Flightless Bird

    "NJITGS" <njitgs@verizon.net> wrote in
    news:-OOC8FWdrKHA.3800@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl:

    > Hello All-
    >
    > Could anyone tell me how I can clear the RUN history in Windows XP
    > Pro?
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > Elaine Beauxrauxgard-Weiderhoff
    >
    >


    Right-click "Start" -> Properties -> Start Menu (Tab) -> Customize
    Click "Classic Start Menu" then click "Customize" beside it.
    Click "Clear".
    "OK" your way out.

    HTH,
    John
     
  4. NJITGS

    NJITGS Flightless Bird

    Thank you John.

    However, that link clears the recently used programs list. I would like to
    clear the Run list.


    "John Wunderlich" <jwunderlich@lycos.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D1FDDF4DC8F2wunderpsdrscray@207.46.248.16...
    > "NJITGS" <njitgs@verizon.net> wrote in
    > news:-OOC8FWdrKHA.3800@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl:
    >
    >> Hello All-
    >>
    >> Could anyone tell me how I can clear the RUN history in Windows XP
    >> Pro?
    >>
    >> Thank you.
    >>
    >> Elaine Beauxrauxgard-Weiderhoff
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Right-click "Start" -> Properties -> Start Menu (Tab) -> Customize
    > Click "Classic Start Menu" then click "Customize" beside it.
    > Click "Clear".
    > "OK" your way out.
    >
    > HTH,
    > John
     
  5. Bill in Co.

    Bill in Co. Flightless Bird

    How about adding this (in the registry, for the key shown):

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "ClearRecentDocsOnExit"=dword:00000001

    That's what I have to clear it after rebooting.


    NJITGS wrote:
    > Thank you John.
    >
    > However, that link clears the recently used programs list. I would like
    > to
    > clear the Run list.
    >
    >
    > "John Wunderlich" <jwunderlich@lycos.com> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9D1FDDF4DC8F2wunderpsdrscray@207.46.248.16...
    >> "NJITGS" <njitgs@verizon.net> wrote in
    >> news:-OOC8FWdrKHA.3800@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl:
    >>
    >>> Hello All-
    >>>
    >>> Could anyone tell me how I can clear the RUN history in Windows XP
    >>> Pro?
    >>>
    >>> Thank you.
    >>>
    >>> Elaine Beauxrauxgard-Weiderhoff
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Right-click "Start" -> Properties -> Start Menu (Tab) -> Customize
    >> Click "Classic Start Menu" then click "Customize" beside it.
    >> Click "Clear".
    >> "OK" your way out.
    >>
    >> HTH,
    >> John
     
  6. Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]

    Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] Flightless Bird

    I'll try again since I was ignored...
    Download ccleaner.exe
    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

    Features:
    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/features

    CCleaner is our system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes
    unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing
    up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities
    such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured
    registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less
    than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!

    Cleans the following:
    Internet Explorer
    Temporary files, history, cookies, Autocomplete form history, index.dat.

    Firefox
    Temporary files, history, cookies, download history, form history.

    Google Chrome
    Temporary files, history, cookies, download history, form history.

    Opera
    Temporary files, history, cookies.

    Safari
    Temporary files, history, cookies, form history.

    Windows
    Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.

    Registry Cleaner
    Advanced features to remove unused and old entries, including File
    Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs,
    Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more...
    also comes with a comprehensive backup feature.

    Third-party applications
    Removes temp files and recent file lists (MRUs) from many apps including
    Media Player, eMule, Google Toolbar, Netscape, Microsoft Office, Nero, Adobe
    Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and many more...

    100% Spyware FREE
    This software does NOT contain any Spyware, Adware or Viruses.


    --
    Russell Grover - SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]
    MCP, MCPS, MCNPS, SBSC
    Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist
    24hr SBS Remote Support - www.SBITS.Biz
    Question or Second Opinion - www.PersonalITConsultant.com
    Free Trial Microsoft Online Services - www.Microsoft-Online-Services.com


    "NJITGS" <njitgs@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:erESLqgrKHA.4752@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Thank you John.
    >
    > However, that link clears the recently used programs list. I would like
    > to clear the Run list.
    >
    >
    > "John Wunderlich" <jwunderlich@lycos.com> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9D1FDDF4DC8F2wunderpsdrscray@207.46.248.16...
    >> "NJITGS" <njitgs@verizon.net> wrote in
    >> news:-OOC8FWdrKHA.3800@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl:
    >>
    >>> Hello All-
    >>>
    >>> Could anyone tell me how I can clear the RUN history in Windows XP
    >>> Pro?
    >>>
    >>> Thank you.
    >>>
    >>> Elaine Beauxrauxgard-Weiderhoff
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Right-click "Start" -> Properties -> Start Menu (Tab) -> Customize
    >> Click "Classic Start Menu" then click "Customize" beside it.
    >> Click "Clear".
    >> "OK" your way out.
    >>
    >> HTH,
    >> John

    >
    >
     
  7. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    The easiest way is to install and use Ccleaner:

    http://www.ccleaner.com/

    Tip: When you install it, do not also install any options for toolbars,
    etc. (That is, uncheck any boxes so this doesn't occur.)

    Also, refrain from using its Registry feature.

    Screeshot:

    http://www.freewaregenius.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/ccleaner-screenshot.jpg

    Among other things, you may easily choose to clear items in "Run (In
    Start Menu)".

    HTH.


    NJITGS wrote:
    > Hello All-
    >
    > Could anyone tell me how I can clear the RUN history in Windows XP
    > Pro?
    > Thank you.
    >
    > Elaine Beauxrauxgard-Weiderhoff
     
  8. John Wunderlich

    John Wunderlich Flightless Bird

    "NJITGS" <njitgs@verizon.net> wrote in
    news:erESLqgrKHA.4752@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl:

    > Thank you John.
    >
    > However, that link clears the recently used programs list. I
    > would like to clear the Run list.
    >


    On my machine, it clears the Run list too.

    -- John
     
  9. NJITGS

    NJITGS Flightless Bird

    I guess I should have mentioned that the version of XP Pro that I am using
    is 2002.


    "John Wunderlich" <jwunderlich@lycos.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D20CCF655115wunderpsdrscray@207.46.248.16...
    > "NJITGS" <njitgs@verizon.net> wrote in
    > news:erESLqgrKHA.4752@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl:
    >
    >> Thank you John.
    >>
    >> However, that link clears the recently used programs list. I
    >> would like to clear the Run list.
    >>

    >
    > On my machine, it clears the Run list too.
    >
    > -- John
     
  10. Kelly

    Kelly Flightless Bird

    See line 156 (right hand side)
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    Or you use this small utility I wrote that would automate the process:

    Clear Recent File Lists Line 41 (also on the right side)
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm



    --

    All the Best,
    Kelly

    Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm


    "NJITGS" <njitgs@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:-OOC8FWdrKHA.3800@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Hello All-
    >
    > Could anyone tell me how I can clear the RUN history in Windows XP Pro?
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > Elaine Beauxrauxgard-Weiderhoff
    >
     

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