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    Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing Enable or Disable

    Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing Enable or Disable

    How to Enable or Disable Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing
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    How to Enable or Disable Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing


       Information
    InPrivate Browsing prevents Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, and Internet Explorer 10 from storing data about a user's browsing session. This includes cookies, temporary Internet files, history, and other data. Toolbars and extensions are disabled by default.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to use the InPrivate Browsing feature in IE8, IE9, or IE10 for all or specific users on the computer.

    You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

       Note
    When disabled, the InPrivate Browsing option in Internet Explorer will be grayed out and not be able to open and turn on Inprivate Browsing.

    Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing Enable or Disable-example.jpg

       Warning
    This can only be done while logged in as a administrator.

    EXAMPLE: Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing
    NOTE: This is the default window you will see when you open a InPrivate Browsing window when it is enabled. Notice how you will have a InPrivate indicator to the left of the address bar to let you know that you have InPrivate Browsing turned on.
    Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing Enable or Disable-inprivate.jpg



    OPTION ONE

    To Enable or Disable "IE InPrivate Browsing" using a REG File Download


    NOTE: This option will affect all users on the computer.
    1. To Enable InPrivate Browsing in IE9 or IE10 for All Users
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Enable_InPrivate_Browsing.reg
    B) Go to step 3.
    2. To Disable InPrivate Browsing in IE9 or IE10 for All Users
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Disable_InPrivate_Browsing.reg
    3. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

    4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    5. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted.

    6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to fully apply.

    7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    OPTION TWO

    To Enable or Disable "IE InPrivate Browsing" in Local Group Policy Editor


    1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

    2. If you have Internet Explorer 8 Installed
    A) In the left pane, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Internet Explorer, and InPrivate. (See screenshot below)
    Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing Enable or Disable-group_policy_ie8.jpg
    B) Go to step 4.
    3. If you have IE9 or IE10 Installed
    A) In the left pane, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Internet Explorer, and Privacy. (see screenshot below)
    Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing Enable or Disable-gpedit-ie9.jpg
    4. In the right pane, double click/tap on Turn off InPrivate Browsing to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    5. To Enable InPrivate Browsing
    A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 7)
    NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.

    B) Go to step 7.
    6. To Disable InPrivate Browsing
    A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 7)
    7. Click/tap on OK. (See screenshot below)
    Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing Enable or Disable-edit.jpg
    8. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.

    9. If open, close and reopen Internet Explorer to fully apply.
    That's it,
    Shawn











  1. Posts : 2
    Windows Vista Home 32 bit
       #1

    Only partially worked for me.


    I downloaded it to my desktop under the admin. It ran fine and worked on my desktop but didn't work on the other users on the computer. When I tried to do it directly on their desktops, this is the error message I recieved:

    Cannot import C:\Users\NAME\Desktop]Disable_InPrivate_Browsing.reg:Error accessing the registry.

    Can you help me?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Miller,

    It turns out that the "User Configuration" option didn't affect all users as it said it would, so I have updated the tutorial to use "Computer Configuration" instead. I have verified that it affects all users.

    I have updated the REG files again. See if downloading and using it may work better for you now. :)
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 2
    Windows Vista Home 32 bit
       #3

    It worked!


    Yay! You're my hero! haha
    Thank you so much! You're a genius!
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    LOL, you're most welcome Miller. :)
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 64 bit IE9
       #5

    I'm having the same problem as Miller. I downloaded your file to get rid of Inprivate browsing and it worked on my administrator account but did not work on the other user. What can I do? On my old computer that had Win XP, I was able to do Option 2 or something similiar, but I can't do that on this Win 7 I don't think.

    Thanks for any help.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hello Mousetrap, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Please try the disable REG again. I have updated it to where it should work on all user accounts now. :)
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 64 bit IE9
       #7

    Thanks so much Brink, that did it! :)
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    You're most welcome. :)
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 1
    windows 7 home 64bit
       #9

    inprivate browisng issue


    |Hello Brink,
    i am having the same issue where i was able to disable the inprivate from the admin account but no the user account. i get the same message about a registry error...

    what to do?
      My Computer


 
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