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Published on 06.09.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable Save as Menu Option in Internet Explorer

Learn how to disable Internet Explorer’s Save as menu in Windows 7.

Prevents users from saving Web pages from the browser File menu to their hard disk or to a network share.

If you enable this policy, the Save As command on the File menu will be removed.

If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can save Web pages for later viewing.

This policy takes precedence over the “File Menu: Disable Save As Web Page Complete” policy, which prevents users from saving the entire contents that are displayed or run from a Web Page, such as graphics, scripts, and linked files, but does not prevent users from saving the text of a Web page.

Caution: If you enable this policy, users are not prevented from saving Web content by pointing to a link on a Web page, clicking the right mouse button, and then clicking Save Target As.

Disable IE’s Save as Menu

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Internet Explorer, and then select Browser menus in the left column of the Group Policy editor.


  3. Double-click File menu: Disable Save as… menu option in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.


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