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Windows 7: IE9 - Preventing Right-Click/Delete in browsing history

25 Jun 2012   #1
grims68

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
IE9 - Preventing Right-Click/Delete in browsing history

I am trying to prevent any browser history being deleted from Internet Explorer 9.

Thanks to this forum, I have successfully disabled the "Clear Browsing History" option and disabled InPrivate browsing, so I am very grateful for that

Unfortunately, it seems that individual history entries can still be deleted directly from the history list (after clicking the "star" at the top-right of the window). Is there a way I can prevent this from happening? ... So far, my seemingly endless searching for this has drawn a blank on this.

Many thanks in advance!
Chris


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27 Jun 2012   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Sorry that you have not gotten an answer before now. I only had W7 pro inside a virtual machine, but I was curious enough about your question that I did some testing on a W7 home premium system. It is easy to prevent the delete on W7pro using group policy settings - but I could not figure out how to do it on W7HP. Maybe others know how to do this for your.

You could always $upgrade$ to W7 pro. :-(
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27 Jun 2012   #3
grims68

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the reply and for taking the time to investigate my question.

Unfortunately, I need to prevent this on three home premium machines and three upgrades to W7Pro is a stretch to far for my wallet

I have access to a W7Pro installation so maybe I can work out the registry changes by messing with the grouip policy editor on that machine. Is the setting easy to find in GPE?
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27 Jun 2012   #4
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

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27 Jun 2012   #5
grims68

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
Thanks for the pointer, BrightBlessings. I've disabled this feature in Win7HP through the registry but I can still right-click the entries in the history and delete them individually - which is very frustrating.

Having said that, I'll see what the GPE changes in the registry in Win7Pro for this setting as there may be more to change than just what is stated as the "equivalent" in the registry.

I'll post back when I have some results.
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27 Jun 2012   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grims68 View Post
....maybe I can work out the registry changes by messing with the group policy editor on that machine. Is the setting easy to find in GPE?
I opened the GPE, found the setting of interest and then started process monitor - filtering only registry changes made by mmc.exe. I found what it changed, exported that and then imported it into a W7HP virtual machine. The W7HP OS ignores it.

mmc.exe is the tool that the GPE snap-in runs inside of - but I'm not sure that mmc.exe is the only thing changing the registry during a GPO setting change. You can try and ferret that out :-)

Hopefully, I've been chasing the correct rabbit. Here is my understanding what you want to prevent. You never want to see this context menu delete option:

Name:  2.JPG
Views: 36
Size:  27.8 KB


Via GPE at the user level or the machine level - the path is the same:

-1.jpg

-3.jpg


I did not even have to close IE

Name:  4.JPG
Views: 16
Size:  28.0 KB


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27 Jun 2012   #7
grims68

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Hopefully, I've been chasing the correct rabbit. Here is my understanding what you want to prevent. You never want to see this context menu delete option:

Attachment 218569
Yep, that's the rabbit alright!

Thanks for the extended info. I'll do some playing and messing about tonight when I'm back at one of the W7HP machines.
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06 Jul 2012   #8
menanayo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am also having the same problem. I dont have group policy editor though. Can some tell me how to get rid of the right click delete history using reg edit?
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06 Jul 2012   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Let's see what the OP found... but I don't think that it can be done for W7 Home Premium.

Please, someone prove me wrong :-)
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