How to clear run history in Windows 10

To clear run history in Windows 10, follow these simple steps.  

Click Windows Key+r to open Run

Click the drop-down arrow to check your run history

Run regedit to open the registry editor.


You will need to click Yes in User Access Control (UAC) to confirm

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU

Click on RunMRU

to see the contents listed in the right pane

Right click and highlight all content except (default). Do not delete Default.

Illustrated below:

Confirm Yes for the Confirm Value Delete

Illustrated below

Press Windows Key+r to open Run - click down arrow to confirm your run history has been deleted

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