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    MRU List

    Where will I find the most recent Most Recently Used List? I understand that they can be removed.
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    Re: MRU List

    Most recently used what - documents, programs, web pages, ...?

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    Re: MRU List

    How about starting with your Start Menu? What is it you're trying to accomplish?
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    Re: MRU List

    There's more than one? How about that,

    Where will I find each one of them?
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    Re: MRU List

    Shucks! I know where that is, how about Programs?

    I read somewhere that it was available on Windows and I'm curious and want to take a look at it, if that's permissible, of course. <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>
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    Re: MRU List

    It depends.

    The list of recently used documents is stored in the form of shortcuts in a folder Cocuments and Settings<username>Recent. Big Al has shown you how you can clear it.

    The list of recently used applications that is shown in the Start menu. You can clear this list as follows:
    - Right-click an empty part of the task bar.
    - Select Properties.
    - Activate the Start Menu tab.
    - Click Customize...
    - Click the Clear List button in the Programs section.

    The list of recently visited web pages is stored in the Cocuments and Settings<username>Local SettingsHistory folder. You can clear it from Tools | Internet Options... by clicking Delete...

    Applications usually store their list of recently opened documents in the Registry.

    There are utilities that let you clear a lot of such settings in one go, for example CCleaner (free). Such utilities let you decide what to keep and what to clear - be cautious when using them.

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    Re: MRU List

    According to AllExperts, TweakUI may be of use.

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    Re: MRU List

    CCleaner can clear MRU lists.

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    Re: MRU List

    Thanks for the suggestion, Ian, but I've used CCleaner before and it wiped out too much information. For instance, I don't want all my cookies removed, that removes my sign-in information for too many of my programs like this one. Then I have re-enter my passwords and user names all over again, I prefer to be automatically signed-in. It also removed everything I had entered into Run, if I had not make a hand written list, all the previous entered programs would have been lost. I don't want to lose all of my History information either, I use it to go back to sites i've visited within the last two weeks.

    My memory's short sometimes and I need all the help I can get, as people on this board know real well. So, thanks but no thanks to CCleaner.
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    Re: MRU List

    I have Tweak UI installed, checked it just now. Paranoia tab has a list of programs that can be cleared automatically. I can clear them myself when I decided to do so.

    How do you tell what version of Tweak UI is running on the computer? Most programs have an about tab that contains that information? Tweak UI doesn't.
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    Re: MRU List

    Fine - your choice, but you can get CCleaner to clear only the things you want it to. It could clear your MRU list and nothing else if you wanted it to.

    Ian

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    Re: MRU List

    The About page of TweakUI XP displays the version number.
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    Re: MRU List

    Try the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> MRU-Blaster. It does the most complete job of this task.

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    Re: MRU List

    I'm dying of curiosity, Gloria - why do you want to zap MRU records? I find it most helpful when I'm running a given program to be able to look at a list of recently opened files. It often makes it quicker to re-open the same spreadsheet I had open just a few days ago, etc. etc.

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    Re: MRU List

    I have so many programs on this computer, it just may fall over because of being top heavy. With the help of Hans V and bigaldoc I think I can manage clearing things I no longer need manually without adding more software just to do one little thing.

    Thanks anyway, I really appreciate the suggestion.

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