The Start Menu and the User interface in Windows 10 is entirely revamped from what it used to be in Windows 7. There is nothing common between the two. In the new UI of Windows 10, the search history in Run window doesn’t get removed. When you open the Run Window (Win+R), you can tap on the arrow to open a drop down list. The drop down list contains all the commands that you have entered previously. This is called the Run history. there is not traditional way to clear the Run history from Settings. You will need to tweak with the Registry Editor.

Run History

Steps to delete Run history in Windows 10

1. Press Win+R to open the Run window. Type regedit and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.


2. Navigate to the following location


run mru

3. In the right panel, you will find the entire history. Select all the strings except the Default string and delete them.


It’s done!

run history deleted


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  1. This does NOT delete the history. Sure, if you click the list arrow it comes up blank, but type a letter, any letter, especially one of your drives: it will display a list of all files on that drive that you’ve recently used, with any program. It will display them with full paths. How do we delete that?

  2. @RCB, not sure how you can delete that content, but you can indeed disable this autocompletion, by creating the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoComplete then adding a string value AutoSuggest with value no. This will disable both the autocomplete in Windows Explorer and the run dialog.

    • Would you please provide:
      1) step by step instructions, including
      2)write down all the commands?
      Thanks in advance


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