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Windows 7: how to DISABLE selective BROWSER HISTORY deletion

11 Sep 2013   #1
cicimi

Windows 8 Home
 
 
how to DISABLE selective BROWSER HISTORY deletion

I have Windows 8 home and IE 10. My version of Windows won't allow me to use gpedit.msc so I can't go that route.

How do I disable selective browser history deletion? As in, preventing users from opening history and right-click-deleting only a select few items from the browser history.

I have already disabled the delete browser history button but it does not prevent selective deletion.

Any help is appreciated! Thanks.


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15 Sep 2013   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums cicimi. You might want to join Eight Forums and inquire there as well. I don't believe it can be done without Group Policy.

If you can identify which GP is involved, you can use Group Policy Search to find out how to do it via the registry

Group Policy Search

It may be possible to enable Group Policy on your Home ( I have it on my Windows 7 Home Premium), but nothing is guaranteed. Make sure you have system images in case of any issues. If you are unsure, better not to try.

How to Enable “Group Policy Editor” (gpedit.msc) in Windows 7 Home Premium, Home Basic and Starter Editions? - Tweaking with Vishal

A Guy
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15 Sep 2013   #3
cyrilhubert

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you A Guy for the answer. I sure learn a thing or two from A Guy.
Well cicimi,
IE 10 is configured rather differently from the IE of the past. MS sure make life difficult for some of us.

How do I disable selective browser history deletion?
You mean you want to delete all browser history or keep all browser history?

You can read this
Disable "Delete Browsing History" in Windows 7 Home Premium

I don't really know the answer for IE10 as older IE 4 to 6 allowed selective browser history deletion.
Older IE 4 to 6 even had dates and time of browsing kept.

Everyone recommends InPrivate Browsing whereas I prefer Google Chrome to allow selective browser history deletion.
However, Google Chrome only keeps 30 days of history, after that auto delete the history.

You can read this old article at
Selectively Delete Some of Your Browsing History | PCWorld
and
http://www.wikihow.com/Selectively-D...ernet-Explorer
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16 Sep 2013   #4
cicimi

Windows 8 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums cicimi. You might want to join Eight Forums and inquire there as well. I don't believe it can be done without Group Policy.

If you can identify which GP is involved, you can use Group Policy Search to find out how to do it via the registry

Group Policy Search

It may be possible to enable Group Policy on your Home ( I have it on my Windows 7 Home Premium), but nothing is guaranteed. Make sure you have system images in case of any issues. If you are unsure, better not to try.

How to Enable “Group Policy Editor” (gpedit.msc) in Windows 7 Home Premium, Home Basic and Starter Editions? - Tweaking with Vishal

A Guy
Thank you for your reply. I'm currently searching through EightForums as well. I didn't even know it existed. I downloaded the Enable Group Policy file but it kept saying it was invalid when I would try to extract it so no luck there. I will check out the Group Policy Search too. Thank you very much.
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16 Sep 2013   #5
cicimi

Windows 8 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyrilhubert View Post
Thank you A Guy for the answer. I sure learn a thing or two from A Guy.
Well cicimi,
IE 10 is configured rather differently from the IE of the past. MS sure make life difficult for some of us.

How do I disable selective browser history deletion?
You mean you want to delete all browser history or keep all browser history?

You can read this
Disable "Delete Browsing History" in Windows 7 Home Premium

I don't really know the answer for IE10 as older IE 4 to 6 allowed selective browser history deletion.
Older IE 4 to 6 even had dates and time of browsing kept.

Everyone recommends InPrivate Browsing whereas I prefer Google Chrome to allow selective browser history deletion.
However, Google Chrome only keeps 30 days of history, after that auto delete the history.

You can read this old article at
Selectively Delete Some of Your Browsing History | PCWorld
and
How to Selectively Delete Items from Internet Explorer - wikiHow
I pretty much don't want my history to be deleted at all in any way possible. I disabled the delete history button but IE 10 still allows selective browser deletion. I'm trying to find a solution to that. Thanks.
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16 Sep 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm just curious.
Why does one want to save browser history?
What does one do with the history that is saved?
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16 Sep 2013   #7
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I'm just curious.
Why does one want to save browser history?
What does one do with the history that is saved?
Why do people want to do half the stuff they ask about on these fora? It leaves me scratching my head a lot of the time.
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16 Sep 2013   #8
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

To be honest, unless I think there may be a better way to accomplish what they want, I just try to help them with their inquiry. As long as it isn't illegal, or going to put them at great risk. I may throw in a warning, but why people do things is up to them. A Guy
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17 Sep 2013   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I had no idea being curious and asking a question or two was improper. I will certainly try to remember not to be curious any more and then post.
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21 Sep 2013   #10
cyrilhubert

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I'm just curious.
Why does one want to save browser history?
What does one do with the history that is saved?
Well Layback Bear,
I for one, wants to save browser history. I want to keep visiting some sites and lazy to keep remembering the url. I used to write the url in a book, now I am so lazy to keep remembering the url. I just relied on the browser history. Usually IE browser can be adjusted to keep the history but I am not sure about FF and Google chrome can do the same.
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