Run Command box does not Save History on Windows 10

In Windows 10, the Run Command box is helpful since it gives you immediate access to a number of programs, including Command Prompt, Group Policy, Registry Editor, and more. Additionally, Windows 10 has an auto-complete feature that makes it simple to execute comparable tasks. Whether you’re using the Run dialogue box or the Command Prompt, the auto-complete tool can be very helpful if the command you’re entering matches one that has already been run. Windows 10 does a fantastic job at implementing this functionality. Using the up and down arrow keys, you can navigate to the actions that have already been carried out. By simply pressing the F7 key on the keyboard while working in the command prompt, you can see the history of every command issued during the current session. What will you do if you discover overnight that your computer’s history is not being saved?

This risewindows post will show you how to fix the Run Command box on your Windows 10 computer if it is not saving the history of your executed commands.

How do I view run history on Windows 10?

By clicking the down arrow on the Run box, you may view the whole history of commands that have been stored for Run.

How do I save my Run history on Windows 10 using the Settings app?

On Windows 10, saving the Run command history is rather simple; all you have to do is use the Settings app. The following steps will guide you through.

Step 1: Launch the Settings app by simultaneously pressing the Windows logo key and the letter I. Go to the Personalization category in the Settings app to get started.

Step 2: Click on the Personalization, choose Start from the left side pane, and then turn ON the toggle that says “Show most used apps” option.

The following steps will help in case the “Show most used apps” toggle is greyed out:-

  1. Open the Settings app once more, then go to the Privacy section.

  1. Click on the General tab in the left side pane and then ON the toggle that says “Let Windows track program launches to improve Start and search results”.

Either of the two methods listed above should cause the Run command to save the history to your Windows 10 computer.

How to Save Run History on Windows 10 using Registry Editor?

Use the following steps to use the Registry Editor as a method to allow Windows to Save Run history:-

Step 1: Open Registry Editor on your computer.

Press the Windows logo + R keys on your computer to open the Run dialogue box before you can enter Registry Editor. To open the Registry Editor window, type regedit into the Run box and press the Enter key on your keyboard.

Click on Yes to approve if the User Account Control dialogue box opens.

Step 2: Navigate to the following key in the left side pane of the Registry Editor window that has just opened:-


Start 3: Search for Start TrackProgs DWORD Value in the right side window. You must make a new one if it is not already there.

Select New[keybt], then [keybt]DWORD (32-bit) Value from the context menu when there is a blank area on the right-side window. Start_TrackProgs should be its name.

Step 4: Double-click on Start_TrackProgs to open it, then change the Value data to 1 to implement the changes, click on the OK button at the end.

Step 5: Reboot your computer as the final step.

Run a few commands in the Run prompt after your machine has rebooted. Now, check to see if they are saved in the list using the arrow keys. You must be able to see the most recent commands that were run on the Run command box.

That is it.

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