How to clear remote desktop connections history

clear remote desktop connections historyAre you use Remote Desktop Connections feature extensively and want to remove it? If your answer is yes then this article will help you to remove remote history listed under Most used section of Start Menu.

You can easily hide or delete remote connections history from Jump List in Windows 10. You can achieve this task by turning off Jump List feature in Windows 10. To turn off Jump List features simply apply the given workaround:

Open Settings app -> Personalization > Start. At the right pane of this window, turn Off the option Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar option.2q

By doing this you can solve your problem, but it will also disable Jump Lists for other apps as well. So, if you want to disable Jump List for Remote Desktop Connections only then you have to apply below given registry manipulation.

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Steps to Remove Remote Desktop Connection History in Windows 10

Step 1: Press Window key+ R together to open run dialog box , type regedit in it and hit enter key to open Registry Editor.3q

Step 2: At the left pane of Registry Editor, navigate to the below given registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default

4qStep 3: After navigating to this location, look for the registry string that is present in the right pane. Name of the registry string may be MRUnumber where number may be 012…. Simply right click over this string and choose Delete. After it close the Registry Editor and restart the system. Now you will see that RemoteDesktop Connections history is no longer visible under Start Menu.

 

Sometime when user tries to connect Remote Desktop then it suggest user name which was used previously. This is very wired situation, to delete user name history from the remote desktop connections apply the below given solution.

To delete user name history you have to delete the registry keys present under the node HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\UsernameHint

You can also do this via command line, run the below given command.

reg delete “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\UsernameHint” /f

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