Over a period of time of using Windows, it accumulates a long list of junk data in the Windows registry. This junk data is mostly made up of pathnames of the most recently used files or MRU lists in short. These are the files which you have recently opened in various programs like your text editor or Windows Explorer etc. The pathnames of these opened files are stored in the registry so that you can easily access them later on. But over a duration of time, these MRU entries can take up of a large portion in your Windows registry. Thankfully, MRU-Blaster is here which can help you remove all these MRU entries from your Windows registry.
MRU-Blaster is a free Windows application that can help you get rid of those MRU entries from your registry for many different types of files. Additionally, MRU-Blaster can also detect and remove your Temporary Internet Files and Cookies with the use of a few plugins and enhance the protection of your privacy.
You can download MRU-Blaster from the Brightfort website. The download is an around 500 kilobytes file which can be used to install MRU-Blaster on your system. After the installation, you can run MRU-Blaster from its Start Menu shortcut.
Using MRU-Blaster is very easy. All you have to do is click on the Scan button. It would start scanning your Windows registry for MRU lists. In a few seconds you are shown the number of entries detected on your system. At this point you can either see the results by clicking on the Show Results or you can clean the detected MRU items using the Clean Now button.
In the settings of MRU-Blaster, you can choose if you want to ignore some sections of the registry to be ignored. There are many types of MRU lists shown in the settings window. If you want to ignore any list, just uncheck the checkbox in front of them. Then click on the Save Settings button at the bottom.
The MRU-Blaster application can also be set to automatically clean the MRU lists. All you have to do is run the MRU-Blaster program with the -silent switch. You can do so by creating a shortcut to %programfiles%MRU-Blastermrublaster.exe -silent and then execute the shortcut whenever you want to clean the MRU lists. The -silent switch makes MRU-Blaster run in the silent mode without any GUI, detect & clean the MRU lists and exit.
You can download MRU-Blaster from http://www.brightfort.com/mrublaster.html.