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Published: December 31, 2015 | Applies to:

This registry workshop will show how to remove Remote Desktop Connection history from Jump List under Start Menu in Windows 10.

Earlier, we’ve seen how to create Remote Desktop Connection from Windows to Mac, iPad and Windows Phone in following article:

How to create Remote Desktop Connection from Windows to Mac/Windows Phone/iPad

If you use Remote Desktop Connections feature extensively, it will be listed under Most used section of Start Menu. Also Windows 10 Start Menu Jump List will feature the recent history of remote connections you’ve made so far (refer screenshot).

How To Remove Remote Desktop Connection History In Windows 10

Many of you might want to hide or remove this remote connections history from Jump List. This article will help you to achieve this aim. A simple and quick workaround for this is to turn off Jump List feature in Windows 10. For that, open Settings app and go to Personalization > Start. In the right pane of this screen, turn Off the option Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar option.

How To Remove Remote Desktop Connection History In Windows 10

Though this solves the problem, but it will disable Jump Lists for other programs as well. You can try this registry manipulation for disabling Jump List for Remote Desktop Connections only.

How To Remove Remote Desktop Connection History In Windows 10

Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.

1. Press W8K + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

Windows 10 Registry Editor

2. In the left pane of Registry Editor, navigate to following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default

How To Remove Remote Desktop Connection History In Windows 10

3. In the right pane of this location, look for the registry string named MRUnumber where number may be 0, 1, 2…. You have to right click over this string and select Delete. Close Registry Editor and reboot the machine. After restarting your system, you’ll realize that recent Remote Desktop Connections history is no longer visible under Start Menu.

That’s it!

Also read: The number of connections to this computer is limited and all connections are in use right now. Try connecting later or contact your system administrator” error while establishing Remote Desktop Connection.

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  • I cannot find this regirty key in windows 10. Please help.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Can you locate the Terminal Server Client key?

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