71. How Do I Stop URL And Command History
Each time you type in a URL (Uniform Resource
Locator) address in the address bar of Internet
Explorer the evidence of the site you have visited
remains on your pc. Sometimes you may not want
other people to know what sites you have been
visiting, therefore, it is prudent to remove the
relevant URL history. Basically there are three ways
of preventing URL and Command History from being
first requires you to physically edit the registry
to remove all instances of the sites you have
visited. The second, and the one outlined here, is to edit the registry and
'deny' permission to run the MRU (most recently
used) URL history.
To deny permissions
proceed as follows.
Please Note: To rectify the
problem you will need to edit the registry,
therefore, before you proceed, you should ensure
that you have backed up the registry. (see
62. How do I backup the Registry in Windows XP ).
- Click the Start button.
- From the Start Menu click Run.
- In the Run dialog box type: regedit
and then click the OK button.
- Navigate to the following registry key:
- Right Click on the RunMRU option and, from the drop down menu select Permissions.
- In the permissions window place a check mark in the
section marked Full Control; Read; Special
Permission for all the Groups or User names
you wish to deny permission to.
- Finally Exit the registry.