Where are items found stored ?

Discussion in 'MRU Blaster Forum' started by MandyR, Apr 10, 2006.

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  1. MandyR

    MandyR Registered Member

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    I tried MRU Blaster, and got a list of 1071 items. The items didn't tell me what was viewed in each MRU list, just the name of the list like Windows Recent Folder Item 135. How do I know what list this is?
     
  2. Bubba

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    Re: MRU Blaster released

    With the MRUblaster program you would not be able to. You would have to go to the actual location either on your hard drive or the registry where those respective MRU items are stored. In the case of the Windows Recent Folder Item 135....you would find those items in the sub-folder Documents and Settings\(user signed on)\Recent
     
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    Hmmm...I'm signed in, and there is no RECENT folder under Documents and Settings\my user name. There is a RECENT folder under 'default user', but it's empty.
     
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  4. Bubba

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    What operating system ?

    Also....the main point of my above answer was that you will not know exactly what MRUblaster found when it shows the items. You would have to do your own search of the actual location either on your hard drive or the registry where those respective MRU items are stored.
     
  5. MandyR

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    XP Pro, SP2, fully patched, etc. etc...

    I understand. I'll just do a search.

    I asked the original question mainly because after I tried out MRU Blaster, I couldn't see what all the hoopla was all about. If can't tell what's being deleted without a whole lot of effort on my part, I figured there must be something / some setting I'm missing. Guess not.

    Thanks for clearing this up for me.
     
  6. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    In the current version of MRU-Blaster, there isn't any easy way to see the full paths to the MRUs it is cleaning, but they are typically described via the name of the program and other identifying information (i.e. what they contain/deal with).

    However, I have kept this in mind for the next version. :)

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
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    Hi MandyR,

    To have an idea of places where lists of Most Recent Used (MRUs) URLs, file names, etc. ... are stored and to see the content of these lists of MRUs not showed in detail with MRUBlaster, you can launch regedit and make a search for "MRU" in keys. You will find, in example :

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{E3FE560D-723C-42CD-A625-A513CA10BF76}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0\Rules\Filter\MRU List

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\MediaBrowser\MRU

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\freeware\virtualdubmod\MRU List

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ClipArt Gallery\2.0\MRUDescription

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MM20\Publish Wizard\MRU List

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Access\Settings\Attacher\File Name MRU

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Access\Settings\Fichier Nouvelle base de données\File Name MRU

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Access\Settings\Importer\File Name MRU

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Access\Settings\Ouvrir\File Name MRU

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Excel\Settings\ Importer Fichier Texte\File Name MRU

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Excel\Settings\Enregistrer sous\File Name MRU

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Excel\Settings\Insérer une image\File Name MRU

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Excel\Settings\Ouvrir\File Name MRU

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft FrontPage\Settings\Ouvrir le fichier\File Name MRU

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Word\Settings\Enregistrer sous\File Name MRU

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Word\Settings\Imprimer dans un fichier\File Name MRU

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Word\Settings\Insérer une image\File Name MRU

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Word\Settings\Lier au fichier\File Name MRU

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Word\Settings\Ouvrir\File Name MRU

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU

    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1708537768-2146990195-682003330-1003\Identities\{E3FE560D-723C-42CD-A625-A513CA10BF76}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0\Rules\Filter\MRU List

    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1708537768-2146990195-682003330-1003\Software\Adobe\MediaBrowser\MRU

    And so on...

    MRUs are also stored in some files...

    Best regards,
     
  8. Togg

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    If you are worried about losing some information, you could always use the Settings option to exclude anything you are particularly concerned about from being scanned.

    I have every option checked (except the ones applicable to XP as I'm using '9:cool:. I've used this program for a couple of years and allow it to delete all the junk it finds and have never had any problems.
     
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