How to Safely Turn Off InPrivate Browsing on Internet Explorer

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Internet Explorer has a feature called InPrivate Browsing. It allows you to browse the Web without leaving a trail of cookies and other information behind.

You may be wondering why anyone would want to wipe off their history and delete cookies when they come in handy especially when you have forgotten an important site.

Well, when using shared computers, it is important to clear your browsing history as your personal information could land in the hands of unauthorized parties.

Granted, there may be times you want to turn off InPrivate browsing on Internet Explorer. When monitoring kids or employees, you may want to keep tabs on their online activities for safety purposes.

So, you are probably wondering, why use private browsing when there are so many VPNs at your disposal? Well, we have an in-depth comparison of Chrome’s incognito mode vs VPN so you can check out the differences.

Is InPrivate browsing the same as incognito? 

InPrivate is a feature of Internet Explorer that allows you to browse the web without leaving any records on your computer or in your history. Incognito mode provides a similar experience in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

In essence, they all have different names but serve a similar purpose of providing privacy modes that prevent your browsing history from being recorded.

How do I turn off InPrivate browsing?

1. How do I turn off InPrivate browsing in Windows 10?

Use the Registry

  1. Hit the Windows + R keys simultaneously to open the Run command.
  2. Type Regedit in the dialog box to open the Registry.
  3. Navigate to the following location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACIHNE\Software\Policies\Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Privacy
  4. Right-click on Privacy and select New DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  5. Set the value to 0.

2. How do I turn off InPrivate browsing in Windows 11?

Use Group Policy Editor

  1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run command.
  2. Type in gpedit.msc in the dialog box and press Enter.
  3. Navigate to the following location: Computer Configuration/User Configuration/ Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Internet Explorer
  4. Select Privacy, right-click on Turn off InPrivate browsing, and select Edit.
  5. Toggle on the Disabled button in the next window that pops up.

We hope you have been able to turn off InPrivate browsing on your Internet Explorer browser. In case switching on and off is a hustle for you, perhaps you may want to consider installing private browsers without tracking.

Do you use InPrivate browsing or incognito mode? Let us know your top reasons in the comments section below.