Preserving items in the Start > Run dropdown list


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Epetruk

Hi,

Is there a way I can save the items in the Start > Run dropdown list? I hate
having to clickclickclick my way to starting a program and I find it much
more convenient to have the programs or documents I frequently access
available in this list.

The problem is that sometimes, when I'm cleaning up my browser history and
temporary files, this Run list disappears as well. I thought I could get
round this problem by exporting the registry key where these values are kept
(HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU)
but I find that even after I reimport these exported registry values back
into my registry, they don't appear in my Start > Run list.

Does anyone have any ideas how I might get round this problem?

Thanks,

Akin
 
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Andrew E.

When you clean up,it must be in internet options (delete
cookies/files),however
you must also be clicking "delete history",that clears run list...
 
E

Epetruk

Hello Andrew,

So is there no way of saving what is in the Run list so that it can be
restored after deletion?

Akin
 
E

Elmo

Epetruk said:
Hi,

Is there a way I can save the items in the Start > Run dropdown list? I hate
having to clickclickclick my way to starting a program and I find it much
more convenient to have the programs or documents I frequently access
available in this list.

The problem is that sometimes, when I'm cleaning up my browser history and
temporary files, this Run list disappears as well. I thought I could get
round this problem by exporting the registry key where these values are kept
(HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU)
but I find that even after I reimport these exported registry values back
into my registry, they don't appear in my Start > Run list.

Does anyone have any ideas how I might get round this problem?

Thanks,

Akin

Mine was in a second location in the registry.. perhaps you need to
merge both locations.
 
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... et al.

Epetruk said:
Is there a way I can save the items in the Start > Run dropdown list? I hate
having to clickclickclick my way to starting a program and I find it much
more convenient to have the programs or documents I frequently access
available in this list.

The problem is that sometimes, when I'm cleaning up my browser history and
temporary files, this Run list disappears as well. I thought I could get
round this problem by exporting the registry key where these values are kept
(HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU)
but I find that even after I reimport these exported registry values back
into my registry, they don't appear in my Start > Run list.

Probably needs a reboot as someone else suggested.

Does anyone have any ideas how I might get round this problem?

For Commands and Paths you find yourself typing there again and
again, put them into shortcuts. For easy access put the shortcuts
in a folder under '%UserProfile%\Start Menu\' or
'%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\' or wherever suits you.
 

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