How to Stop Windows Users from Deleting Internet Explorer History

By: Marian Cularea
2 minute read

When you use your Internet explorer in Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 you have the feature to delete your internet history as well as a multitude of others settings like the cookies stored in your web browser. But seeing that some Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 users want to prevent the internet history from being deleted you can follow the tutorial below for a quick understanding on how to stop users from deleting the internet history.
How to stop users from deleting internet history in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
Stopping users from deleting the internet history as well as other features in your browser can be done by accessing the Group Policy Editor and changing the restrictions from there. So for accessing this feature and making the necessary modifications follow very carefully the steps below.

Tutorial on how to stop users from deleting internet history in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

  1. Press and hold the “Windows” button and the “X” button on the keyboard and select the “Run” feature.
    Note: Another way to access the “Run” window is the press and hold the “Windows” button and the “R” button.
  2. Write in the run box the following: “gpedit.msc” without the quotes.
  3. Press the “Enter” button on the keyboard.
  4. Now you should have the “local Group Policy Editor” window in front of you.
  5. Double click or tap on the “Computer Configuration” folder situated in the left side list in the window.
  6. In the “Computer Configuration” folder double click or tap on the “Administrative templates” folder.
  7. In the “Administrative Templates” folder double click or tap on the “Windows Components” folder.
  8. In the “Windows Components” folder double click or tap on the “Internet Explorer” folder.
  9. Now double click on the “Delete Browsing History” folder inside the “Internet Explorer” file.
  10. You should have on the right side in the “Local Group Policy Editor” window the “Prevent access to delete browsing history” option.
  11. Double click or tap on the “Prevent access to delete browsing history” option to open it.
  12. Check the “Enable” feature in that window.
  13. Left click or tap on the “Apply” button in the lower right side of the window.
  14. Left click or tap on the “OK” button afterwards.
  15. Reboot your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 device and see if another user except the administrator can delete the Internet History.

There you go, a simple way on how to stop users from deleting internet history in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Please write us below any other thoughts on this subject and we will help you further.

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