This How To guide is going to show you how to remove the location history from ‘Personalization’ in Windows 7 x86 & x64.
If you’ve been using the same Windows installation for a while and like to change your background more frequently than your pants, then this drop down menu can become a bit unwieldy and sometimes ends up including broken links.
You’ll need access to the registry and administrative permissions to complete this guide.
Do it manually:
Start by right clicking your desktop and select Personalize from the context menu.
At the bottom of the window, click the Desktop Background link.
Be sure to apply one of the default Windows 7 wallpaper sets from the Picture location: drop down menu before continuing.
Press the WinKey+R, type regedit and click OK.
Navigate to the following key;
In the right hand side delete all of the Values except (Default).
Press the WinKey, type tskill explorer and hit enter. (Note: This will restart explorer, make sure no copy/paste jobs are working and save any open application before executing)
Navigate back to the Desktop Background window in personalization and see all custom location have now been removed.
Do it automatically:
Repeat Step 1 and Step 2 from Do it manually
Download RBLL.zip and extract the RBLL.reg and RUNME!.bat file to the same folder. Right click Run Me!.bat and select Run as Administrator.