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Prevent access to Delete Browsing History

This policy setting prevents the user from performing actions which will delete browsing history. For more information on browsing history Group Policy settings see “Group Policies Settings in Internet Explorer 10” in the TechNet technical library. If you enable this policy setting the user cannot access the Delete Browsing History dialog box. Starting with Windows 8 users cannot click the Delete Browsing History button on the Settings charm. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the user can access the Delete Browsing History dialog box. Starting with Windows 8 users can click the Delete Browsing History button on the Settings charm.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Control Panel # DisableDeleteBrowsingHistory

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Delete Browsing History

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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