How to Delete Remote Desktop Cache

By Sharon Harp

Whenever you successfully connect to a remote computer through the Remote Desktop Connection client, an IP address record of the connection is saved in the registry in a cache. The record that is saved is the name of the computer you connected to, and intended to make future connections easier since you don't have to type out the name or IP address each time you want to establish a connection.

Step 1

Click "Start" and type "regedit" into the search menu.

Step 2

Press "Enter".

Step 3

Go to the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default" registry folder.

Step 4

Locate the registry keys in the right part of the Registry Editor that start with "MRU". These are the registry keys that correspond to your Remote Desktop cache entries.

Step 5

Right-click on the MRU entries and click "Delete" to delete the cache.