If you are aware of Google’s Incognito Mode, then the Microsoft Edge also provides this feature named as InPrivate Browsing Mode. After enabling this feature, the cookies, history or temporary files will not be saved. If you want to browse some private websites with important data which you don’t want to share with others, you can use this feature to hide your browsing history from others.
But, if you are a managing person in your office and handle many employees and also don’t want them to websites outside their work, like downloading movies or social media. In this case, you can permanently disable this feature. You can easily disable this feature using Windows Registry or the Group Policy Editor. It will ultimately result in increasing the productivity of Employees.
Disable InPrivate Browsing Mode Using Registry Editor
The InPrivate Browsing helps prevent Edge browser from storing data about your browsing session. This includes cookies, temporary Internet files, history, and other data. For permanently disabling the InPrivate Browsing Mode using Registry Editor, follow these easy steps.
Step 1: First, open the Run option by pressing the Windows + R button. Now, in the search option type “regedit” and press enter.
Step 2: Now, the Registry Editor Window will open. There, navigate to the following path:
Step 3: After reaching the Microsoft folder, right-click on the Microsoft key, click New, and choose Key.
Step 4: Now after clicking on the Key option, you will see a new key will be generated. Now, you have to name that key as MicrosoftEdge.
Step 5: After creating the new key, now right-click on that key and click New, and then click Key to create a sub-folder and name it as Main. This step is similar to above one, for your reference, look the image below.
Step 6: Now, select the Main folder and right-click in an empty space on the right pane. Next, click New > DWORD (32-bit) Value and name it as AllowInPrivate. After this, you will see a new option will be created below (Default) option.
Step 7: Finally, double-click on AllowInPrivate value and ensure its value data is set to “0” (zero). This will disable the InPrivate mode in Edge browser. This is the final step for disabling this feature. See the image below for reference.
After doing all the above-mentioned steps properly, now Restart your PC. After restarting, you will observe New InPrivate window option is greyed out or you can say it will be non-functional. This means you have successfully completed all the steps.
Disable InPrivate Browsing Mode Using Group Policy Editor
You can also disable Edge InPrivate browsing mode using Group Policy Editor. This method is much simpler and does not require that many steps. Just follow these simple steps and disable the InPrivate Browsing Mode on Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: First, open the Run option by pressing the Windows + R button. Now, in the search option type “gpedit.msc” and press enter.
Step 2: The Group Policy Editor Window will open. After this, navigate to the following setting:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Microsoft Edge
Step 3: Now, after opening the Microsoft Edge folder, you will see various options. From these options, double-click on Allow InPrivate browsing. For your reference, I am providing the image below.
Step 4: After opening the Allow InPrivate Browsing option, a new window will appear. In this, you have to choose the Disable option and then click on Apply button. See the image below for your reference.
Finally, restart your PC and see the result. You will find that the InPrivate Browsing Option will now be disabled and no one can use this feature until Enabled by Group Policy Editor.
So, this is all in this informative article. Hope you will be successfully disabled the InPrivate Browsing option from Microsoft Edge. So from now on, no one will be browing private websites which you don’t want them to browse.
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