Most Windows users forget to erase their browsing history and data from the system’s browser, which might be dangerous if someone else uses it without permission. They can only delete the browsing history on the system’s browser, not prevent the browser from keeping data indefinitely.
As a result, we’ve come up with a few concepts and strategies for preventing the browser from saving browsing history to the system.
If you’re looking for a way to prevent Chrome and Edge browsers from saving your browsing history on your computer, please read this post for instructions.
NOTE: Before you begin, make a backup of the registry file so that you may restore it at any time if something goes wrong. Because this has the potential to completely destroy the system.
How to Prevent Chrome from Saving Browsing History and Data using Registry Editor
Step 1: Press Windows + R keys together on your keyboard to open the Run command box.
Step 2: Type regedit in the Run box and press the Enter key to open the Registry editor.
Step 3: Accept the UAC prompt by clicking Yes to continue.
Step 4: After the registry editor has opened, copy and paste the path below into the empty and clear address bar, then press Enter.
Step 5: After reaching the Policies registry key, right-click on it and hover over New and then select Key from the list to create a new registry key under Policies as shown below.
Step 6: The newly formed registry key should be renamed to Google.
Step 7: Then, again create a new registry key under Google by right-clicking on it and selecting New > Key as shown below.
Step 8: Rename this to Chrome.
Step 9: Once done, right-click on Chrome and click New > DWORD (32-bit) Value from the context menu.
Step 10: Rename this newly created DWORD value as SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled.
Step 11: Open it by double-clicking on it.
Step 12: In the window, Enter 1 in the Value data field and click OK to make changes.
Step 13: After this is done, close the Registry Editor and restart your system once.
Step 14: Once the system boots up, start using the Chrome browser and check if it is saving the browsing history and data or not.
Hope this solved your issue.
How to Prevent Microsoft Edge from Saving Browsing History and data using Registry Editor
Step 1: Press the Windows key on the keyboard and type registry editor.
Step 2: Then, select Registry Editor from the search results as shown below.
Step 3: Click Yes on the UAC prompt to continue.
Step 4: Copy and paste the below path in the address bar and press Enter key.
Step 5: Right-click on the Microsoft registry key and select New > Key to create a new registry key.
Step 6: Rename this key to Edge.
Step 7: Then, Right-click on the Edge registry key and select New and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value from the context menu as shown below.
Step 8: Name this DWORD to SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled.
Step 9: Double click on it and once it opens, Enter 1 in the Value data and click OK.
Step 10: Close the registry editor window.
Step 11: Restart your system and wait till it boots up.
Now check if the Edge browser is saving the browsing history or not.
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