Editing the Most Recently Used list (MRU)

You can edit the most recently used list of databases (MRU list). The MRU list is the list of databases that have recently been accessed.

About this task

The MRU list is the list of databases at the end of the File menu; you select one of these to reopen a database quickly. Each time a different database is opened, an entry for it is placed at the top of the list.

You can delete entries. For example, if you have deleted the target database, perhaps from a network drive, so you want to avoid time being lost while the system tries to find it. You can change the order of entries. You might want the most used databases at the top of the list, for example.
Note: The database will be opened using the security that is in the same folder as the database file. It is possible that some of the databases no longer exist, for example, a user has deleted or moved the database or connection file. Some databases may be temporarily unavailable while a server machine is out of service. Such databases still appear as entries in this dialog but not in the File menu.


  1. Select Tools > MRU List Manager.
  2. In the MRU list, click on a database to select it.
  3. Change the position of a database by using the up or down arrows.
  4. If required, delete a database from the list by clicking Delete.