Prevent deleting passwords

This policy setting prevents users from deleting passwords. This feature is available in the Delete Browsing History dialog box. If you enable this policy setting passwords are preserved when the user clicks Delete. If you disable this policy setting passwords are deleted when the user clicks Delete. If you do not configure this policy setting the user can choose whether to delete or preserve passwords 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 -> Control Panel # DisableDeletePasswords

  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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