Editing the Most Recently Used list (MRU)

The Most Recently Used list is the list of databases that have been recently accessed. You can edit the most recently used list of databases (MRU list) to change the order, or to remove a database you do not want to be displayed.

About this task

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

It is possible that some of the databases no longer exist, for example, if a user deletes or moves the database or connection file. In addition, some databases might be temporarily unavailable while a server is out of service. Such databases still appear as entries in the MRU List Manager, but not in the File menu. To remove such databases from the list, you can delete entries. In addition, 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 is opened using the security file that is in the same folder as the database file.


  1. Select Tools > Database Adminstration > MRU List Manager.
  2. In the MRU list, click a database to select it.
  3. Use the up or down arrows to change the position of a database.
  4. Optional: If required, delete a database from the list by clicking Delete.