Solved Cleaning Recently Used? (I think)


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I did the "Change Name of User Profile" tutorial a while back and everything worked great. I just happened to be looking around the registry for another thing I was doing and accidentally hit F3. It did a search for my old username from before the change and it found stuff. I decided I would change all the references from old to new and came across a MUICache that was full of entries with the old name. If I'm not mistaken, the MUICache is just a 'recently used' list, but I wanted to verify this before doing something stupid (yes, I've made a backup).

The key in question is:
Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache

So, I guess what I'm asking is, is there any safe way to clean/clear this list via software, or if it's safe to just delete the ones with improper names.
 
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I know what you're meaning, I can get very 4nal sometimes about a "clean" system, but ....

Does it really matter? If you're looking for absolute privacy, you might be better to consider a wipe-and-clean-install for the new user name.
 

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It's not a privacy issue, it's more of an OCD thing seeing the old wrong name pop up on the system every once in a while.
 

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It's not a privacy issue, it's more of an OCD thing seeing the old wrong name pop up on the system every once in a while.
I created a new user with the name I wanted and gave it admin rights. Once I knew the new user was working, I deleted the old, misnamed user.
 

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Sadly, too late for that
 

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I did the "Change Name of User Profile" tutorial a while back and everything worked great. I just happened to be looking around the registry for another thing I was doing and accidentally hit F3. It did a search for my old username from before the change and it found stuff. I decided I would change all the references from old to new and came across a MUICache that was full of entries with the old name. If I'm not mistaken, the MUICache is just a 'recently used' list, but I wanted to verify this before doing something stupid (yes, I've made a backup).

The key in question is:


So, I guess what I'm asking is, is there any safe way to clean/clear this list via software, or if it's safe to just delete the ones with improper names.

Delete all of the entries under it - that is one thing the registry cleaners do as well. It's safe, simple, and should cause you know harm.

As always, YMMV, so make a backup first in case you get that 1% chance of things going wonky.
 

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