"RUN" dropdown menu is empty now


J

jbclem

When you hit START and then RUN, you can type in a command or use the
dropdown menu which keeps all your previous command lines that you used in
the past. Today, when I went to use this dropdown menu for a command line
that I couldn't remember...but the menu was totally empty and blank. I'd
like to know if there is a file somewhere that might still hold all the
different command lines that were in this dropdown menu, I'd like to try to
rescue or copy them out. Or is there any other way I could rescue these
lines. Any ideas about this.

jc
 
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M

Mohan

jbclem said:
When you hit START and then RUN, you can type in a command or use the
dropdown menu which keeps all your previous command lines that you
used in the past. Today, when I went to use this dropdown menu for a
command line that I couldn't remember...but the menu was totally
empty and blank. I'd like to know if there is a file somewhere that
might still hold all the different command lines that were in this
dropdown menu, I'd like to try to rescue or copy them out. Or is
there any other way I could rescue these lines. Any ideas about this.

jc
As I see, all the RUN entries are stored in the registry under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Run
MRU

I also see them duplicated under
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-790525478-484763869-1957994488-500\Software\Microsof
t\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
which perhaps gets automatically added/deleted or updated for every
change made at the top branch.

The entries don't get deleted unless you use a Registry Cleaner Some of
them have RunMRU, Recently opened Docs etc checked by default and would
have removed them. Or used MRU-Blaster etc.,

You may also visit http://windowsxp.mvps.org/runmru.htm
for "Start Menu RUN history (RunMRU) is cleared on every restart?"
listing other possibilities that may have removed them.
 

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