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REQ: Stopping RUN commands from clearing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Donchano, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Donchano

    Donchano Flightless Bird

    OS: WinXpPro SP3 Build 2600

    Is there any way to stop Windows from clearing my RUN command lines
    from clearing when I reboot? TIA
     
  2. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Donchano wrote:
    > OS: WinXpPro SP3 Build 2600
    >
    > Is there any way to stop Windows from clearing my RUN command lines
    > from clearing when I reboot? TIA


    Windows doesn't clear the Run command history by itself, you must have
    used another tool to enable this. Maybe you enabled this with TweakUI
    or something like CCleaner?

    John
     
  3. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jan 13, 7:48 am, John John - MVP <audetw...@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote:
    > Donchano wrote:
    > > OS: WinXpPro SP3 Build 2600

    >
    > > Is there any way to stop Windows from clearing my RUN command lines
    > > from clearing when I reboot? TIA

    >
    > Windows doesn't clear the Run command history by itself, you must have
    > used another tool to enable this.  Maybe you enabled this with TweakUI
    > or something like CCleaner?
    >
    > John


    Not saying it isn't so, but which TweakUI or CCleaner settings would
    bring on the clearing of the RUN command on reboot?
     
  4. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Jose wrote:
    > On Jan 13, 7:48 am, John John - MVP <audetw...@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote:
    >> Donchano wrote:
    >>> OS: WinXpPro SP3 Build 2600
    >>> Is there any way to stop Windows from clearing my RUN command lines
    >>> from clearing when I reboot? TIA

    >> Windows doesn't clear the Run command history by itself, you must have
    >> used another tool to enable this. Maybe you enabled this with TweakUI
    >> or something like CCleaner?
    >>
    >> John

    >
    > Not saying it isn't so, but which TweakUI or CCleaner settings would
    > bring on the clearing of the RUN command on reboot?


    Look in the CCleaner Options/Settings, if you set it to run when the
    computer starts it will delete the Run history if this is checked in the
    "Windows Explorer" section. I don't have TweakUI installed but I
    believe this would be in the "Paranoia" tab. Other MRU cleaners and
    utilities of this type can also be set to clear these automatically when
    the computer is booted. It could also be done by way of startup/logon
    or shutdown scripts, the OP will have to do his homework to find out
    what is going on with his machine, Windows doesn't delete these Run MRUs
    on its own.

    John
     
  5. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jan 13, 12:02 pm, John John - MVP <audetw...@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote:
    > Jose wrote:
    > > On Jan 13, 7:48 am, John John - MVP <audetw...@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote:
    > >> Donchano wrote:
    > >>> OS: WinXpPro SP3 Build 2600
    > >>> Is there any way to stop Windows from clearing my RUN command lines
    > >>> from clearing when I reboot? TIA
    > >> Windows doesn't clear the Run command history by itself, you must have
    > >> used another tool to enable this.  Maybe you enabled this with TweakUI
    > >> or something like CCleaner?

    >
    > >> John

    >
    > > Not saying it isn't so, but which TweakUI or CCleaner settings would
    > > bring on the clearing of the RUN command on reboot?

    >
    > Look in the CCleaner Options/Settings, if you set it to run when the
    > computer starts it will delete the Run history if this is checked in the
    > "Windows Explorer" section.  I don't have TweakUI installed but I
    > believe this would be in the "Paranoia" tab.  Other MRU cleaners and
    > utilities of this type can also be set to clear these automatically when
    > the computer is booted.  It could also be done by way of startup/logon
    > or shutdown scripts, the OP will have to do his homework to find out
    > what is going on with his machine, Windows doesn't delete these Run MRUs
    > on its own.
    >
    > John


    Got it. I just wanted to know where it was.

    Tweak UI seems to have done away with the Paranoia tab, but you can
    still have it clear stuff like that through Explorer, Clear document
    history on exit setting.

    Much grass.
     
  6. Donchano

    Donchano Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 13 Jan 2010 08:48:16 -0400, John John - MVP
    <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> shouted from the highest rooftop:

    >Donchano wrote:
    >> OS: WinXpPro SP3 Build 2600
    >>
    >> Is there any way to stop Windows from clearing my RUN command lines
    >> from clearing when I reboot? TIA

    >
    >Windows doesn't clear the Run command history by itself, you must have
    >used another tool to enable this. Maybe you enabled this with TweakUI
    >or something like CCleaner?
    >
    >John


    Thanks for your reply. I use CCleaner, but have it configured *not* to
    clear Run when I use it every night when I leave my PC. Then I perform
    a dns flush using Run and since the command line is still there
    CCleaner hasn't removed it. But if I reboot, the Run window is blank
    and any command lines that were there before I rebooted have been
    removed.

    I'll try TweakUI and see if that helps.
     
  7. Donchano

    Donchano Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 08:21:13 +1300, Donchano
    <donchano@notachance.invalid> shouted from the highest rooftop:

    >
    >I'll try TweakUI and see if that helps.


    Thank you.

    I've downloaded and installed TweakUI v2.10.0.0 for Windows XP. And a
    Google search for instructions turned up a suggestion that I "uncheck
    the option Clear document history on exit in the Explorer section."

    That option was already unchecked, but I saved the settings anyway ...
    rebooted and BINGO! The ipconfig .flushdns command was still there.

    Now I'll try and figure out how to stop CD's, DVD's and flashdrives
    from autoloading or opening a dialog window with multiple options.
     
  8. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Donchano wrote:
    > On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 08:21:13 +1300, Donchano
    > <donchano@notachance.invalid> shouted from the highest rooftop:
    >
    >> I'll try TweakUI and see if that helps.

    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > I've downloaded and installed TweakUI v2.10.0.0 for Windows XP. And a
    > Google search for instructions turned up a suggestion that I "uncheck
    > the option Clear document history on exit in the Explorer section."
    >
    > That option was already unchecked, but I saved the settings anyway ...
    > rebooted and BINGO! The ipconfig .flushdns command was still there.


    I did a bit more digging into this and found out that there is a
    registry based policy for this:

    ClearRecentDocsOnExit
    [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

    Anything could have easily enabled the policy.

    John
     
  9. MowGreen

    MowGreen Flightless Bird

    Donchano wrote:
    > On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 08:21:13 +1300, Donchano
    > <donchano@notachance.invalid> shouted from the highest rooftop:
    >
    >
    >>I'll try TweakUI and see if that helps.

    >
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > I've downloaded and installed TweakUI v2.10.0.0 for Windows XP. And a
    > Google search for instructions turned up a suggestion that I "uncheck
    > the option Clear document history on exit in the Explorer section."
    >
    > That option was already unchecked, but I saved the settings anyway ...
    > rebooted and BINGO! The ipconfig .flushdns command was still there.
    >
    > Now I'll try and figure out how to stop CD's, DVD's and flashdrives
    > from autoloading or opening a dialog window with multiple options.



    How to disable the Autorun functionality in Windows
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715


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  10. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    John John - MVP <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> écrivait news:uEDa08qlKHA.1536
    @TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl:

    >
    >
    > Donchano wrote:
    >> On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 08:21:13 +1300, Donchano
    >> <donchano@notachance.invalid> shouted from the highest rooftop:
    >>
    >>> I'll try TweakUI and see if that helps.

    >>
    >> Thank you.
    >>
    >> I've downloaded and installed TweakUI v2.10.0.0 for Windows XP. And a
    >> Google search for instructions turned up a suggestion that I "uncheck
    >> the option Clear document history on exit in the Explorer section."
    >>
    >> That option was already unchecked, but I saved the settings anyway ...
    >> rebooted and BINGO! The ipconfig .flushdns command was still there.

    >
    > I did a bit more digging into this and found out that there is a
    > registry based policy for this:
    >
    > ClearRecentDocsOnExit
    > [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    >
    > Anything could have easily enabled the policy.
    >
    > John


    Isn't TweakUI a user friendly way to edit the registry?
     
  11. Donchano

    Donchano Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 09:24:13 -0400, John John - MVP
    <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> shouted from the highest rooftop:

    >
    >
    >Donchano wrote:
    >> On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 08:21:13 +1300, Donchano
    >> <donchano@notachance.invalid> shouted from the highest rooftop:
    >>
    >>> I'll try TweakUI and see if that helps.

    >>
    >> Thank you.
    >>
    >> I've downloaded and installed TweakUI v2.10.0.0 for Windows XP. And a
    >> Google search for instructions turned up a suggestion that I "uncheck
    >> the option Clear document history on exit in the Explorer section."
    >>
    >> That option was already unchecked, but I saved the settings anyway ...
    >> rebooted and BINGO! The ipconfig .flushdns command was still there.

    >
    >I did a bit more digging into this and found out that there is a
    >registry based policy for this:
    >
    >ClearRecentDocsOnExit
    >[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    >
    >Anything could have easily enabled the policy.


    True. And I'll probably never know what triggered it.

    Thanks for the heads-up.

    Whatever would we do without Windows to keep us on our toes? I no
    longer have any hair to pull out ...
     
  12. Donchano

    Donchano Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 17 Jan 2010 15:42:21 -0800, Doum <me@domain.net> shouted from
    the highest rooftop:

    >
    >John John - MVP <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> écrivait news:uEDa08qlKHA.1536
    >@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> Donchano wrote:
    >>> On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 08:21:13 +1300, Donchano
    >>> <donchano@notachance.invalid> shouted from the highest rooftop:
    >>>
    >>>> I'll try TweakUI and see if that helps.
    >>>
    >>> Thank you.
    >>>
    >>> I've downloaded and installed TweakUI v2.10.0.0 for Windows XP. And a
    >>> Google search for instructions turned up a suggestion that I "uncheck
    >>> the option Clear document history on exit in the Explorer section."
    >>>
    >>> That option was already unchecked, but I saved the settings anyway ...
    >>> rebooted and BINGO! The ipconfig .flushdns command was still there.

    >>
    >> I did a bit more digging into this and found out that there is a
    >> registry based policy for this:
    >>
    >> ClearRecentDocsOnExit
    >> [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    >>
    >> Anything could have easily enabled the policy.
    >>
    >> John

    >
    >Isn't TweakUI a user friendly way to edit the registry?


    I think you'll find that John wasn't suggesting that I not use TweakUI
    and edit the entry myself. I think he was just pointing out the
    registry entry that had been enabled - for some inexplicable reason.

    Apparently, using TweakUI and saving what I assume is a default
    setting changed the registry back to where it was *before* it changed
    (for no apparent reason).
     

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