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START/RUN remember last entry?

by bently / August 23, 2004 11:56 PM PDT

Using win xp home.

START/RUN/OPEN

How do get the RUN/OPEN box to keep in memory the name of the last item I typed in?

Thanks

Ben

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Re: START/RUN remember last entry?
by Cetin Denislam / August 24, 2004 1:31 AM PDT

Do you mean that the Run History List isn't kept ? In other words, do you see any entries if you click Start, Run and click the down arrow ?

The Run's history list it's kept in the right side of the following registry path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU

So you can search for the items there.

Good Luck,

Cetin


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,


T. S. Eliot

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Cetin ... Re: START/RUN remember last entry?
by bently / October 30, 2004 1:50 AM PDT

Lost this thread earlier, did search today to find it.
Thanks Cetin, sorry for late reply.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU

When I click START/RUN, the box that come up is BLANK.

When I use RegEdit to go to... HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ there is NO RunMRU, it goes from PROP SUMMARY then SESSION INFO, no RunMRU.

What can I do to get it back?

Thanks

Ben

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Re: Cetin ... Re: START/RUN remember last entry?
by swisse / October 30, 2004 2:31 AM PDT

Bently,
Open regedit again upto this point:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer. Then mark the entry Explorer, right click into it, and choose New, then Key. It will suggest the name New Key #1, rename it to RunMRU, then close regedit. Open Start, Run, and type something in there, and see it it works.

Swisse

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Swisse's steps are correct. In addition Logoff & Log On [NT]
by Cetin Denislam / October 30, 2004 3:44 AM PDT

.

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partial success...
by bently / October 30, 2004 1:46 PM PDT

Thanks Swisse & Cetin,

I did as you suggested, got RUNMRU in RegEdit.

I typed "msconfig" in the RUN box, got msconfig running, closed it, then rebooted computer.
Checked RegEdit and got the following.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
right column has following...
(Default) REG_SZ (value not set)
a REG_SZ msconfit\1
MRUList REG_SZ a

But when I reboot, and click on START\RUN, the box is blank. Several months back when I typed something in the box, next time I booted computer and clicked START\RUN the previous entry would be there.

Is there any way to get this to happen again?

I tried typing "msconfig" (without parenthesis) 4 times, ran msconfig, then closed it, rebooting after each try. Each time the RUN box would be blank. The values in the right column in RegEdit has not changed.

Thanks

Ben

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Re: partial success...
by retired / October 30, 2004 10:02 PM PDT
In reply to: partial success...

Are you using any cleaners such as MRU Blaster, Easy Cleaner or Ccleaner, if so, these will clean out the run list.

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Re: partial success...
by Cetin Denislam / October 31, 2004 2:33 AM PST
In reply to: partial success...

OK, goto the following TweakUI page. Read download and installation instructions. Don't worry that windows XP isn't mentioned. For your purpose (Run list) it does the job. From Control Panel, double click TweakUI applet. Click Paranoia Tab. Uncheck the "Clear run history at logon" box.

Type a few commands such as msconfig, cmd. Logoff and Logon. Your Run history should remain.


Good Luck,

Cetin


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,


T. S. Eliot

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Re: partial success...
by swisse / October 31, 2004 3:08 AM PST
In reply to: Re: partial success...

OK Ben let's use regedit again. Open the registry up to this point:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer. Check if there's an entry with the name ClearRecentDocsOnExit. If there's one double-click it and check if the value is 0 if it's 1 change it to 0. If there's no such entry then right click on the right Window, choose New, then DWORD Value. Regedit will suggest the name New Value #1, replace it with ClearRecentDocsOnExit. Double-click on this new entry and check the value. If it's 0 then it's OK, if it's 1 then change it to 0. Close regedit then restart your PC. Check if it works.

Swisse

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If I'm not mistaken....
by Melati Hitam / October 31, 2004 12:04 AM PDT

The list will also gone if you clear/delete the history in IE/File explorer.

Maybe you change some setting that related to this.. check it out...

TweakUI also have this setting

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RegEdit did it...
by bently / October 31, 2004 10:31 PM PST

Thanks to all, sure appreciate the help.

I don't have Tweak UI installed so I did the RegEdit recommended by Swisse.

Worked like a charm. Got the previous entrys in the
START/RUN/OPEN box to stay there.

Thanks again, you guys are great!

Ben

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Re: RegEdit did it...
by swisse / November 1, 2004 5:25 AM PST
In reply to: RegEdit did it...

You're welcome. Glad to have helped you.

Swisse

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Start >>> Run not saving history of commands
by rupesh.prasad / January 14, 2009 1:32 PM PST
In reply to: Re: RegEdit did it...

I have Vista on my PC.
I am using the run command (located off the Start Menu))
The problem is that the run history or run list( in the Open Combo Box ) does not get saved.
I mean the commands or paths previously typed in does not get saved.
Due to this I have to type the commands or paths everytime.
I had not set Internet Options to clear the browsing history automatically. Is there any solution so that the run history does not get eliminated to avoid to type in a command or path that you typed in previously.

I tried an entry with the name ClearRecentDocsOnExit in
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer. But it did not help.

Any solution for this problem ?

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