How To Edit and Delete Run Command History

by on December 8th, 2009


In the following article we will learn that ‘how to delete computer history’? Whenever we have to type in some command in Windows, we go to Run dialog, type the command and press OK. Windows remembers the command you typed in and it will come up as a suggestion drop down when you type the same or similar command again in run. Sometimes we want to delete certain commands from the Run command history due to various reasons. So here are some of the methods of how we can edit the Run command history:

Delete Run Command History
Using Registry

The history of Run command is called RunMRU and is stored in the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > RunMRU

On the right hand pane, you will find out all the recently typed commands in the Run dialog. You can select any of them and delete. This will make sure that thecommand doesn’t show up as a suggestion when you start typing in Run box.


Clearing Recent Documents

If you want to remove all the entries of the Run command history, then you can right-click the taskbar, select properties, go to start menu tab, select customize and then click Clear List. This will clear off all the recent documents plus the Run command history.


Delete History Through Software

There are many softwares available for clearing out all the history including the Run Command History. I recommend CCleaner.