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How do you undo a Windows XP "Remove from this list"?

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1. Find the shortcut you removed. 2. Right-click it and choose "Pin to start menu." – Uninspired Feb 20 '11 at 19:51
That's not what I want to do. I don't want it to stick - I only want it to revert to "frequency use" rules – RichardTheKiwi Feb 20 '11 at 19:59
@cyberkiwi: There's nothing to "revert"; the same rules are being used. The only thing you did is reset the usage counters to zero. – grawity Feb 20 '11 at 21:02
up vote 4 down vote accepted

I only want it to revert to "frequency use" rules

Using the "Remove from this list" menu item does not change the rules used. All you did is zero the usage counters of your application; it should re-appear in a couple of launches.

  • If it doesn't, try:

    reg delete HKCU\Software\Classes\Applications\cmd.exe /f
    reg delete HKLM\Software\Classes\Applications\cmd.exe /f
    reg delete HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist\{75048700-EF1F-11D0-9888-006097DEACF9}\Count /f /v "HRZR_EHACVQY:%pfvqy2%\Npprffbevrf\Pbzznaq Cebzcg.yax"
    reg delete HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist\{75048700-EF1F-11D0-9888-006097DEACF9}\Count /f /v "HRZR_EHACNGU:P:\JVAQBJF\flfgrz32\pzq.rkr"
    taskkill /im explorer.exe /f && explorer.exe
  • ...or clear the program list and re-fill it with the most used programs.

  • ...or simply pin it there.

If you do want to forbid a Start Menu item from appearing on the Frequently Used Programs list, use TweakUITaskbar and Start Menu → Start Menu and (un)mark the program.

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I don't but that. I removed the command prompt N-years ago, and it is one my most used programs. It has not come back. – RichardTheKiwi Feb 20 '11 at 21:14
@cyberkiwi: See edit. (Also, it's "grawity", not "gra".) – grawity Feb 20 '11 at 21:29
replies only require 3 characters. sorry to mangle your name but it's actually an SE feature. Anyway, that wasn't my problem, it was a VS2008 batch file that has somehow usurped cmd.exe's counts – RichardTheKiwi Feb 20 '11 at 21:33
@cyberkiwi: Feature, but not a requirement. – grawity Feb 20 '11 at 21:34

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