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SAP GUI History (backspace) for fields is not getting saved.


  • – Close all your SAP sessions including your SAP logon pad

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  • Go to Windows Start > All Programs > SAP Front End > SAP GUI Configuration (1)
  • In your GUI Configuration options click on ‘Local Data’ folder (2) and then ‘History’ (3)
  • Change history status to ‘OFF’ (4) and click on ‘Apply’ (7)
  • Click on history status back to ‘ON’ (5) and click on ‘Apply’ (7)
  • Click ‘Clear History’ (6) button and finally click ‘OK ’ (8) to close this window

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Now this should take care of the history not getting saved. Reopen SAP GUI and try it out!

Special Thanks to my friend Amritpal Flora



Raj Kumar Reddy

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    1. Raj Kumar Reddy Post author

      Hi Rohit,

      I believe this procedure solves the history problem but may not save old history — do test it out on a sandbox and let me know.




  1. Former Member

    I was struggling for so long after applying a patch on my GUI installation. Thank you for the fix.


    It’s good to be working normally again and not pasting table names in notepad!



  2. Lívia Augusta Reis Silva Malheiros

    OMG that finally worked! Thank you so much!

    I’ve been trying and suffering for days, after upgrading from version 740 to 750, when the history stopped working.
    I’ve tried everything but it didn’t work until now. Although I had to change one thing because it didn’t worked right away: I had changed the History folder to a new one.

    Then I had to do your directions 2 times:
    1st to eliminate existing history .md file and then, changing the history folder back to the Default one.

    2nd, followed your directions again, now with the default History folder set up.
    After that, it worked.

    Thanks again!


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