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Published on 06.09.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable Save as Web Page Complete in Internet Explorer

Learn how to disable Internet Explorer’s Save as Web Page Complete option in Windows 7.

Prevents users from saving the complete contents that are displayed on or run from a Web page, including the graphics, scripts, linked files, and other elements. It does not prevent users from saving the text of a Web page.

If you enable this policy, the Web Page, Complete file type option will be removed from the Save as Type box in the Save Web Page dialog box. Users can still save Web pages as hypertext markup language (HTML) files or as text files, but graphics, scripts, and other elements are not saved. To display the Save Web Page dialog box, users click the File menu, and then click the Save As command.

If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can save all elements on a Web page.

The “File menu: Disable Save As… menu option” policy, which removes the Save As command, takes precedence over this policy. If it is enabled, this policy is ignored.

Disable IE’s Save as Web Page Complete Menu Option

  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.

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  3. Double-click File menu: Disable Save As Web Page Complete in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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