Prevent deleting download history

This policy setting prevents the user from deleting his or her download history. This feature is available in the Delete Browsing History dialog box. If you enable this policy setting download history is preserved when the user clicks Delete. If you disable this policy setting download history is deleted when the user clicks Delete. If you do not configure this policy setting the user can choose whether to delete or preserve download history when he or she clicks Delete. If the “Prevent access to Delete Browsing History” policy setting is enabled this policy setting is enabled by default.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Privacy # CleanDownloadHistory

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Delete Browsing History


* 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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