How to Delete Run Command History on Windows 10 Computers

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Whenever you use the Run box, you will notice that when you click on the type box and type the first letter of a command, you will see every command that you ever typed in a drop-down menu. This can be useful, but if you don’t want to have any history of the commands you can remove it. This tutorial will address how to delete Run command history on Windows 10 computers.

Delete Run Command History

Run is a powerful feature, and it allows you to find apps and documents much faster than you could manually. If you want to clear the history of Run, you have to do it using the registry editor. Making changes in the registry editor is risky, and you should always ensure that you have a system restore point and that your registry is backed up. This is in case something goes wrong and you have a backup to turn to if your system starts causing problems.

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Use Registry Editor

The process to clear the history is very simple, and after you have backed up the registry editor and created a system restore point, you can move on to the steps below:

Step-1: Open the Run box using shortcut keys Win + R.

Step-2: Type regedit and press Enter.

Step-3: You will be asked, do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? Click Yes.

Step-4: Type the following path and press Enter:

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU

Delete Run Command History

Step-5: You will see different DWORD values like a, b, c, d, etc. Delete all of them by right-clicking on them and selecting Delete. DO NOT delete (Default) DWORD.

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Step-6: If you are asked to confirm, click Yes.

Some users also prefer freeware like MRU Blaster and other junk file cleaners to delete history for apps. Let us know in the comments below if you use such cleaners.

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