Thread: Frequent Programs List in the Start Menu

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    Frequent Programs List in the Start Menu


    I know that the number of "most frequent used programs" is stored under :

    [ HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer\Start_MinMFU ]

    I have 2 questions about the MFU list :

    1. Can i get that value using an API call? If yes, then which function?
    2. Can you tell me, where are the "most frequent used programs" names stored ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Just search regedit for where, but certainly you can use the RegOpenKey() to get to the actual value. Though... I imagine whatever evil lurks in your imagination is probably not a good idea to implement if it involves changing these values. It probably won't hurt anything either. But the whole intent is keep track of what you use most, not what you wish you used most.

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    O.K i have found the location :

    I can enumerate the values then delete the needed ones, but that does not delete the list from the start menu until the User launches another program.

    Can anybody tell me, how is the value for "HRZR_PGYFRFFVBA" (UEME_CTLSESSION) is calculated?

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