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is there a way to inhibit a person from clearing ie browser history in windows xp
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Reg key to grey out Clear History. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel

If you get to the Microsoft key folder and don't see keys for Internet Explorer\Control Panel, you'll need to add Internet Explorer as a subkey of Microsoft and Control Panel as a subkey of Internet Explorer.

Go into the Control Panel key folder and create a new DWORD value (REG_DWORD). Name it History. Right-click the History value and choose Modify. Change the data from 0 to 1.


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I did what you said but it did not work nothing changed , I had to create the keys for Internet Explorer\Control Panel

I am using IE 8
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Check your spelling in the registry, and make sure that the History key is a DWORD.
I think the registry change is supposed to work with IE6.

Why do you want to do this? If it is about your kids, then this should work: http://www.cyberpatrol.com/family.asp

Also look at #101 on the left here: http://www.kellys-ko...m/xp_tweaks.htm
Here is a direct link: http://www.kellys-ko...s/iehistory.reg
Copy the text you see in the page, and paste it in a plain text file. Then save the file as fix.reg
The .reg extension is important. Then double click on the file and allow it to be merged into the registry.
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it works if you do this:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel]
"History"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel]
"History"=dword:00000001

you are right it is about kids.

my kids computer is running windows xp and for some reason even with removing the general tab in the IE control panal I am still able to delete the history from the address bar, if you place your mouse over an address a red x appears to the far right and if you click it it deletes the address, at work I cannot delete address from the address bar. How can I stop this at home?
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if you place your mouse over an address a red x appears to the far right and if you click it it deletes the address

This must just be with IE8.
I don't know how to disable it, but you can log websites visited with external software like:
http://www.spy-tech-...endant-nfm.html
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If not deleted, all info is still listed in index.dat files.
To read those files, you need Index.dat Suite (free): http://support.it-ma...=Index.datSuite
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You can also try downgrading to IE7 since the registry tweak works with it, and this feature:

if you place your mouse over an address a red x appears to the far right and if you click it it deletes the address

Is only new in IE8.
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