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Windows 7: MRU list missing from Run

06 Feb 2012   #11
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I'm stumped at the moment. Hopefully one of the other folks here has some ideas. I'll keep looking though as this has to be a simple fix, most likely a registry change.

What happens if you delete the RunMru key then create a new one?

Export the existing one first.

You could also try creating a RunMru.reg file from the following red text then right click on it and select Merge to add it to your registry. See if after that the Run box has any data in it. Again, make sure you export the existing one first.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU]
"a"="eventvwr.msc\\1"
"b"="services.msc\\1"
"c"="control sysadm.cpl\\1"
"d"="devmgmt.msc\\1"
"e"="diskmgmt.msc\\1"
"f"="control userpasswords2\\1"



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07 Feb 2012   #12
Duchess

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I'm stumped at the moment. Hopefully one of the other folks here has some ideas. I'll keep looking though as this has to be a simple fix, most likely a registry change.

What happens if you delete the RunMru key then create a new one?

Export the existing one first.

You could also try creating a RunMru.reg file from the following red text then right click on it and select Merge to add it to your registry. See if after that the Run box has any data in it. Again, make sure you export the existing one first.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU]
"a"="eventvwr.msc\\1"
"b"="services.msc\\1"
"c"="control sysadm.cpl\\1"
"d"="devmgmt.msc\\1"
"e"="diskmgmt.msc\\1"
"f"="control userpasswords2\\1"
I'm sorry Ztruker, but I don't know how to do the things you suggest using the registry. I'm not very computer wise when it comes to messing around in there. There must be another way, in the meantime I'll struggle along making entries in Run one program/command at a time.

Thank you for your post.
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08 Feb 2012   #13
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Select the red text then right click and Copy.
Open Notepad.
Paste the copied text into notepad.
Click File / Save as.
Make the Filename RunMru.reg.
Set the Save as type to All Files.
Save the file where you can easily find it, preferably Desktop.
Close Notepad.

Right click on RunMru.reg and select Merge.
That will add/replace the data in your registry with the data in red.

Now check the Run box and see if there is anything in it.
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08 Feb 2012   #14
Duchess

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Select the red text then right click and Copy.
Open Notepad.
Paste the copied text into notepad.
Click File / Save as.
Make the Filename RunMru.reg.
Set the Save as type to All Files.
Save the file where you can easily find it, preferably Desktop.
Close Notepad.

Right click on RunMru.reg and select Merge.
That will add/replace the data in your registry with the data in red.

Now check the Run box and see if there is anything in it.
Ztriler. I don't see any text in the color Red.
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08 Feb 2012   #15
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Look at my post #11. The text in red is what you want to copy and paste into a Notepad window.

If you are following and responding via E-mail that may explain why you do not see any red text.

Try this link to the online forum: MRU list missing from Run

Scroll down to post #11.
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12 Feb 2012   #16
Duchess

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Select the red text then right click and Copy.
Open Notepad.
Paste the copied text into notepad.
Click File / Save as.
Make the Filename RunMru.reg.
Set the Save as type to All Files.
Save the file where you can easily find it, preferably Desktop.
Close Notepad.

Right click on RunMru.reg and select Merge.
That will add/replace the data in your registry with the data in red.

Now check the Run box and see if there is anything in it.
One more thing before I copy & paste. Do I copy all that I see in red (all read text)? Or just the line between the quotes?
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12 Feb 2012   #17
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

All the red text.

Start with Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 and end with"f"="control userpasswords2\\1"
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13 Feb 2012   #18
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

So, if you type "services.msc" in the Run box and hit enter, close it out, then type "msconfig" in the Run box and hit enter, close it out, and go back to type one of them again, they still don't show up?
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13 Feb 2012   #19
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I'm out of ideas.

If this is important enough to you I would make sure you have a good backup of your data (or an image backup) then start over by restoring your computer to it's factory installed state via the Recovery partition on the hard drive, manufacturers Recovery discs or Win 7 install DVD. Install SP1 then all updates. The restore your data.
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