Windows 8: How to prevent the deletion of passwords in Internet Explorer?
Do you want to prevent the deletion of passwords in Internet Explorer on your Windows 8-based PC? But, don’t know how to do the same?Â No issues. You can prevent the deletion of passwords by making some changes to the settings of the Internet Explorer.
When you visit a website that requires you to sign in to your account – like an email, banking or shopping site – Internet Explorer asks you if you want your user name and password to be remembered. In this manner, next time when you visit the site you don’t need to remember username or password for that as it is done by the Internet Explorer. It keeps you safe from situations like forgetting the login credentials. But, what if they get deleted accidently? You can make changes to the settings for preventing the deletion of passwords in Internet Explorer.
Here are the steps that will help you in preventing the deletion of passwords in the Internet Explorer:
- Move the cursor on the top right corner of the screen to access ‘Charms’ menu.
- Click on the ‘Search’ charm and then in the search box, type ‘gpedit.msc’
- In the search result, click ‘gpedit’ to open the ‘Local Group Policy Editor’ window
- Under ‘User configuration’ navigate to ‘Administrative Templates’, ‘Windows Components’, ‘Internet Explorer’ 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’ then click on ‘Delete Browsing History’.
- Here you can see that the ‘Passwords’ option is disabled.
See, how easy it has been to keep your passwords safe from getting deleted in the Internet Explorer on your Windows 8-based PC? You can also comprehend these steps in a better manner via our video solution.