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Published on 06.15.09 by Brent Trahan

Prevent Deleting InPrivate Filtering Data in Internet Explorer

Learn how to prevent someone from deleting Internet Explorer’s InPrivate Filtering Data in Windows 7.

This policy setting is used to prevent users from deleting InPrivate Filtering data. InPrivate Filtering data is collected during non-InPrivate Browsing sessions to determine which third-party items should be blocked while browsing with InPrivate Filtering enabled. This feature is available in the Delete Browsing History dialog box.

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

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

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

Prevent Deleting InPrivate Filtering Data 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.

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

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