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Modify Run Command History


Scenario : You are a Windows power user. You often use run command to launch programs. It, however, saves history of the commands which is completely wiped out on cleaning. You want to be able to edit the history.

Solution : As a PU (Power User), I mostly rely on Windows Run Commands to quickly launch applications and for accessing network paths. But by default, it maintains MRU list of Run commands. Trying to clean it using a system cleaner or through the registry removes the entire history.

Windows Run History Editor is a portable tool which allows editing the MRU (Most recently Used) list of the windows Run Console. You can erase saved history data and also create your very own Run dialog box list without having to make changes to the Windows registry. This way one can save most frequently used server and  network drive paths, complex application launch commands with arguments, etc., to quickly access them from Windows Run dialog.

How to use : Its very easy to use this file. Simply run the EXE file to create your Windows Run dialog box list. You can add up to 26 items in the list and view the recently used commands as well. The Reload button lets you revert the changes or to clear out the current items. Similarly, you can purge the list from Clear all data option. Once you have created a list, click Save add commands to the Run list.

Windows Run History Editor supports both English and German user interface, you can change the language preferences from the Language drop down menu as shown in the screenshot above. It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

[ Download WindowsRunHistoryEditor ] | [ Direct Link ]

  1. Ferrell
    August 30, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Great Post! Thanks for giving detailed description.

  2. Drummer
    August 31, 2011 at 5:26 am

    I never thought of it that way, well put!

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