Home » Guides » Personalization »

Published on 06.15.09 by Brent Trahan

Prevent Deleting Favorites in Internet Explorer

Learn how to prevent someone from deleting Internet Explorer’s favorites in Windows 7.

This policy setting is used to turn off the preserving favorites site data option in the Delete Browsing History dialog box.

If you enable this policy setting, favorites site data will be preserved when the user clicks Delete.

If you disable this policy setting, favorites site data will be deleted when the user clicks Delete.

If you do not configure this policy setting, the user will be able to select whether to delete or preserve favorites site data when the user clicks Delete.

If the “Turn off Delete Browsing History functionality” policy is enabled, this policy has no effect.

Prevent Deleting Favorites in IE

  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 Delete Browsing History in the left column of the Group Policy editor.


  3. Double-click Prevent Deleting Favorite Site Data in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.


Still need help? Ask your computer question now.

Related Guides:

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to this guide's comments RSS feed.

Microsoft Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Corporation in no way endorses or is affiliated with MAXIMUMpcguides.com. All other products mentioned are registered trademarks of their respective companies. MAXIMUMpcguides IS NOT RESPONSIBLE for any damage or data loss to your computer from using this web site. All information on MAXIMUMpcguides is provided on an AS IS basis with NO WARRANTIES.

Copyright 2006-2019 Brent Trahan. All rights reserved.