Clear --> Start-RUN popup box



photon
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Does anyone know how to clear the recent history in the popup box of the run
command under the start menu in XP? I have tried selecting each line and
hitting delete, looked for where this information is possibly stored in the
registry or searched for a file and have not found where this is stored to
clear out the old contents.
--
David

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Hi David,

The information comes from two separate areas:

1. RunMRU entry in the registry. This can be cleared by editing the
registry, or by clearing the Recent documents list in the Start Menu and
Taskbar Properties.

Display, Use, and Clear "My Recent Documents" on the Start Menu in Windows
XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307875

2. The entries that appear when you type something (but not normally
displayed when you click the drop-down), comes from the Index.dat (Internet
Explorer's) file. Clearing the Index.dat should help.

See MVP Mike Burgess' page: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/delcache.htm

-or-

Uncheck Use Autocomplete for "Web addresses" in IE Options Content tab
(AutoComplete settings dialog). FYI, unchecking this option, disables the
CTRL + ENTER (autosuggest) functionality in Intenret Explorer.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"photon" <photon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F9CAC742-93CA-4168-82D7-FCE564B14AEC@microsoft.com...
> Does anyone know how to clear the recent history in the popup box of the
> run
> command under the start menu in XP? I have tried selecting each line and
> hitting delete, looked for where this information is possibly stored in
> the
> registry or searched for a file and have not found where this is stored to
> clear out the old contents.
> --
> David

David Candy
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Clearing your Recent Docs also clears this box. Start - Control Panel -
Taskbar & Start Menu - Customise - Advanced - Clear List
"photon" <photon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F9CAC742-93CA-4168-82D7-FCE564B14AEC@microsoft.com...
> Does anyone know how to clear the recent history in the popup box of the
run
> command under the start menu in XP? I have tried selecting each line and
> hitting delete, looked for where this information is possibly stored in
the
> registry or searched for a file and have not found where this is stored to
> clear out the old contents.
> --
> David

Rick with egg on his face
07-10-2005, 01:07 AM
Ramesh,

Thanks for the info. I've been going nuts trying to clear that drop down
box. It's embarrassing when my IT guy does work on my computer and sees some
of the places I've been. Yikes! Firtunately he's a friend of mine otherwise
I'd be in big trouble with upper management. "Uncheck Use Autocomplete for
"Web addresses" in IE Options Content tab" did the trick!

Rick

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Hi David,
>
> The information comes from two separate areas:
>
> 1. RunMRU entry in the registry. This can be cleared by editing the
> registry, or by clearing the Recent documents list in the Start Menu and
> Taskbar Properties.
>
> Display, Use, and Clear "My Recent Documents" on the Start Menu in Windows
> XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307875
>
> 2. The entries that appear when you type something (but not normally
> displayed when you click the drop-down), comes from the Index.dat (Internet
> Explorer's) file. Clearing the Index.dat should help.
>
> See MVP Mike Burgess' page: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/delcache.htm
>
> -or-
>
> Uncheck Use Autocomplete for "Web addresses" in IE Options Content tab
> (AutoComplete settings dialog). FYI, unchecking this option, disables the
> CTRL + ENTER (autosuggest) functionality in Intenret Explorer.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "photon" <photon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F9CAC742-93CA-4168-82D7-FCE564B14AEC@microsoft.com...
> > Does anyone know how to clear the recent history in the popup box of the
> > run
> > command under the start menu in XP? I have tried selecting each line and
> > hitting delete, looked for where this information is possibly stored in
> > the
> > registry or searched for a file and have not found where this is stored to
> > clear out the old contents.
> > --
> > David
>
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:07 AM
You're welcome Rick.

--
Ramesh Srinivasan
MS-MVP, Windows Shell

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com

"Rick with egg on his face" <Rickwitheggonhisface@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message news:77B89568-185C-4FA3-AEBC-BB8060F27917@microsoft.com...
> Ramesh,
>
> Thanks for the info. I've been going nuts trying to clear that drop down
> box. It's embarrassing when my IT guy does work on my computer and sees
> some
> of the places I've been. Yikes! Firtunately he's a friend of mine
> otherwise
> I'd be in big trouble with upper management. "Uncheck Use Autocomplete for
> "Web addresses" in IE Options Content tab" did the trick!
>
> Rick
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> Hi David,
>>
>> The information comes from two separate areas:
>>
>> 1. RunMRU entry in the registry. This can be cleared by editing the
>> registry, or by clearing the Recent documents list in the Start Menu and
>> Taskbar Properties.
>>
>> Display, Use, and Clear "My Recent Documents" on the Start Menu in
>> Windows
>> XP
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307875
>>
>> 2. The entries that appear when you type something (but not normally
>> displayed when you click the drop-down), comes from the Index.dat
>> (Internet
>> Explorer's) file. Clearing the Index.dat should help.
>>
>> See MVP Mike Burgess' page: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/delcache.htm
>>
>> -or-
>>
>> Uncheck Use Autocomplete for "Web addresses" in IE Options Content tab
>> (AutoComplete settings dialog). FYI, unchecking this option, disables
>> the
>> CTRL + ENTER (autosuggest) functionality in Intenret Explorer.
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "photon" <photon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:F9CAC742-93CA-4168-82D7-FCE564B14AEC@microsoft.com...
>> > Does anyone know how to clear the recent history in the popup box of
>> > the
>> > run
>> > command under the start menu in XP? I have tried selecting each line
>> > and
>> > hitting delete, looked for where this information is possibly stored in
>> > the
>> > registry or searched for a file and have not found where this is stored
>> > to
>> > clear out the old contents.
>> > --
>> > David
>>
>>


Clear --> Start-RUN popup box