How to Clear Run History in Windows

If you ever used the run prompt to run applications and various other stuff then you might have noticed that the programs that you run remain the in the drop down menu as history. Well, it may be annoying at times, especially when you have multiple users who use the same pc. In such cases it’s quite obvious that we don’t like to show others what we typed in the run box. Well, here’s a short and easy trick to delete the history, here’s how you get it done:

1. Go to Start> Run, type regedit and hit Enter
2. Navigate to the following path:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Explorer\RunMRU\
3. You will see various registry key values in the right pane, as there are in the snapshot shown below

4. Double click the key MRUList and delete everything in the value data box

Your run history will be cleared, if still it does not clear the run history, the open the same registry path again and delete everything except the key named Default

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