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2 Ways to Block Users from Deleting Browsing History in Internet Explorer

June 16th, 2016 by Admin

How to prevent others from deleting browsing history in your browser? There are situations where you need to share your computer with your friends or family members but you want to restrict them from deleting your saved logins and cookies. In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 simple ways to block users from deleting browsing history in Internet Explorer.

Method 1: Prevent Access to Delete Browsing History Using Group Policy

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run box. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter.
  2. This should open the Local Group Policy Editor. Navigate to the following location:
    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Delete Browsing History
  3. In the right pane, double-click on “Prevent access to Delete Browsing History” to open its settings box. Select Enabled and click Apply / OK.


  4. Reboot your computer. When you open the Internet Options of Internet Explorer, you’ll find the button for deleting browsing history is greyed out.


Method 2: Prevent Users from Deleting Browsing History Using Registry Editor

If Local Group Policy Editor is not accessible in your computer, you can also use the following registry trick to block users from deleting browsing history in Internet Explorer.

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run box. Type regedit and press Enter.
  2. When you see the Registry Editor window, navigate to the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel

    If both the Internet Explorer key and the Control Panel key don’t exist, you need to create them firstly.

  3. Now in right side pane, right-click the empty space to create a new DWORD (32-bit) value named DisableDeleteBrowsingHistory and set its value to 1.


  4. Close Registry Editor and re-open Internet Explorer. Now users will not be able to access the option for deleting browsing history in Internet Explorer. That’s it!

How to Delete Microsoft Edge & IE Browsing History in Windows 10

June 16th, 2016 by Admin

Edge is Microsoft’s new built-in browser that’s meant to replace Internet Explorer. But you can continue to use Internet Explorer which is still available in Windows 10. Like any other browser, Edge keeps track of websites you’ve visited in the past. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to delete browsing history from both Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer in Windows 10.

Part 1: Delete Browsing History in Microsoft Edge

  1. After launching Edge browser, click the three dots icon on the upper-right corner. Select Settings from the drop-down menu.


  2. With the settings open, click the Choose what to clear button under “Clear browsing data”.


  3. There are some options that you want to delete or keep it like Cookies and saved website data, download history, form data, cached data, passwords, etc. But if you want to totally wipe it out, just select them all then click Clear.


Just remember, as soon as you start browsing the Web again, Edge will begin keeping your history once more, so you will have to keep clearing your history repeatedly. There is no option to configure Edge to automatically clear the browsing history upon exit.

Part 2: Delete Browsing History in Windows 10 Internet Explorer

In Windows 10, you can still access Internet Explorer by clicking the Cortana Search box on the taskbar, then typing Internet Explorer and pressing Enter. Here’s how to clear Internet Explorer browsing history in Windows 10:

  1. Launch Internet Explorer. Click on the gear wheel icon in the top right corner. Select Internet options from the drop-down menu.


  2. On the General tab, you can see the ‘Delete… ‘ button under the ‘Browsing history’ section. Click on Delete… button to continue. If you check the option “Deleting browsing history on exit“, the history data will be wiped out automatically when you exit Internet Explorer.


  3. In the dialog that comes up, you can select which parts of the browsing history to delete. Click the Delete button and your browsing history will be cleared immediately.