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How to preserve Run history at startup

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My Run history is being cleared at system startup. I use both TweakUI and More Properties and have verified that the option to clear the Run history has NOT been enabled within either application. I would like to be able to preserve my Run history between startups.

Thanks, John
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by:lekshmikr
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go to internet options-navigation tab
history group box - tell the no of days u would like to keep the files in history
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by:jhcarver
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It's in the Registry:

I ran REGEDIT (from RUN) ans did a FIND on an existing entry in the RUN history...

I found mine at -
My Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU

To preserve it, you will need to write a program using a tool that can read the Registry.
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by:JayMerritt
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I did locate the registry entries for the Run menu where you had found them, but I'm not capable of writing a program like you suggest. Doesn't Windows 95 keep the Run history by default? If so, it should be possible to restore those registry entries.
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by:jhcarver
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Please tell us the vitals your system, ie; cpu make and model,
How much ram , pci, type of mouse, video adapter, network, what
kind of Network Adapter, significant software and anything you can
think of. Operating System and version. Updates, Service Packs.
Do you have or did have IE4X and ACTIVE DESKTOP?
There are many variables and we could spend weeks trying to solve
something while I don't know what we're working with. :)

Regards,
Bud
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by:smeebud
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Copy everything between the double lines, pate to note pad and "Save as" NoRun.reg
Double click and it will enter the string.
NOTE. 1ST, EXPORT
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
to a holding directory. Just in case you need to put it back the way it was.
==============
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoRun"=dword:00000001
==============

Regards.
Bud
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To Smeebud: I ran your regedit, rebooted, and found the Run command had disappeared from the Start Menu. I discovered that the option to delete the Run Command had been enabled within an application called 'Icon Customiser'. I disabled this option, rebooted, and all was normal. However, the registry value you directed me to reads [NoRun  0x00000000 (0)], which is not what you had sent me. Any final thoughts?

Regards, John
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by:jhcarver
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Yea, Just re-enter the answer. The icon costomizer must have made thisgs whacky.

Bud
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