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How To clear the Past Items or Icons list in the TaskBar
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | User Interface Page 2 | Rating:
How To clear the Past Items or Icons list in the TaskBar

This Tweak will help you how to get rid of this problem

How To clear the Past Items or Icons list in the TaskBar, perform the following steps:
1.Open Regedit Navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify

2.Delete the IconStreams and PastIconsStream values

3.Open Task Manager, click the Processes tab, click Explorer.exe , and then click End Process .

4.In Task Manager, click File , click New Task , type explorer , and then click OK .

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because it worked
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by john)
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    thought i could get around mpaa by using a japanese verion of p2p,my mistake,installed 12 adwares.even after i declined extras,coulndt get icons off my "past items" in taskbar.your post worked ,thank you.
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks it worked
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very easy to follow... Great Work!
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    nice sweet thing buddy.. hope this helps me
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Brilliant. Worked perfectly, took 30 seconds-
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Phenomenal!
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Excellent! Works perfectly!
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it worked perfect
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by truckerken)
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    can this be fixed if Iuse aol slightly different browsers
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    solved a huge problem. Thank you
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Hurray it actually worked great thanks a lot
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This worked perfectly. Thanks
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    clear description and correct. Thanks!
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by Dante)
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    "This information is wrong never end explorer.exe, because explorer.exe is part of internet explorer!!" ...This information is WRONG! Explorer.exe is part of Windows OS and has NOTHING to do with Internet Explorer. Terminating a process can be risky, but in this case it's fine. Please remove that comment, so user's are not mislead by false "knowledge". Thanks for the directions to remove the past items - they are working great!
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks its working...
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because I have been trying for years to get rid of all of this rubbish and your site is the first one that I have ever found that instructed me how to do it simply and successfully. THANK YOU!
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This information is wrong never end explorer.exe, because explorer.exe is part of internet explorer!!
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This information is wrong never delete explorer.exe, because explorer is part of internet explorer!!
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks it worked!!
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    shut up stupid, you have to stop and restart explorer.exe for it to clear! (use process explorer (google)if you want and just select restart)
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It worked 100%, after I removed IconStreams as well as PastIconsStream values from the Registry. Thanks, JIm
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It worked like magic. Best tweak by far.
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks,great
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Success, thank you
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    what is....HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerTrayNotify ????
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Really?
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The guide is clear, concise and idiot-proof.
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Perfect guideline ,Thanks So Much
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    How can you work all this out. Scary !!
     
  • Comment #31 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it works
     
  • Comment #32 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    great..worked!!!
     
  • Comment #33 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Excellent result. Thanks.
     
  • Comment #34 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    work great! thanks
     
  • Comment #35 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Yah I'm sure about it becuase it really work for me
     
  • Comment #36 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    worked perfectly.thanks.
     
  • Comment #37 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It doesn't work to me
     
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