Disable "Configuring History"

This setting specifies the number of days that Internet Explorer tracks views of pages in the History List. To access the Temporary Internet Files and History Settings dialog box, from the Menu bar, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options, click the General tab, and then click Settings under Browsing history.

If you enable this policy setting, a user cannot set the number of days that Internet Explorer tracks views of the pages in the History List. You must specify the number of days that Internet Explorer tracks views of pages in the History List. Users can not delete browsing history.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, a user can set the number of days that Internet Explorer tracks views of pages in the History list. Users can delete browsing history.

Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 5.0
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel
Value NameHistory
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Days to keep pages in History

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Url History
Value NameDaysToKeep
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value20
Min Value
Max Value999

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