Windows 7: Prevent deletion of passwords in Internet Explorer
Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to remember 25 different passwords? Don’t you think it can be very frustrating to sit down and try access your web site, or your eBay account, or some other site you have registered for and try to remember which username or password you used to create login for that account.
We do create passwords and ask the Internet Explorer to remember them for us, but what if they get deleted accidently. It would certainly cause problem at the time of login to any site without correct username and password.
You can keep yourself safe from such incidents by preventing the deletion of passwords in Internet Explorer, but how? It is very simple as you just need to make some changes in the Internet Explorer setting and your job will be done in minutes.
Here are the steps to prevent the deletion of passwords in Internet Explorer on your Windows 7-based PC:
- Click on the ‘Start’ button. Type ‘gpedit.msc’ in the search box and press ‘Enter’ on your keyboard.
- In the ‘Local Group Policy Editor’ window, under ‘User configuration’ navigate to ‘Administrative Templates’, ‘Windows Components’, ‘Internet Explorer’, and then ‘Delete Browsing History’.
- In the ‘Delete Browsing History’ list, right click on ‘Prevent Deleting Passwords’ and then click ‘Edit’.
- Select the radio button next to ‘Enabled’, then click ‘OK’.
- Close the ‘Local Group Policy Editor’ window.
- Open ‘Internet Explorer’
- In the menu bar, click on ‘Tools’, and then click on ‘Delete Browsing History’.
- Here you can see that the ‘Passwords’ option is disabled.