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    Tools List IE7 (IE7)

    WindowsXP Pro,
    Would like to hide the "Delete Browsing History".... from the "Tools" drop down list so that a user cannot delete files from the ensuing dialog box pop-up.

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    Re: Tools List IE7 (IE7)

    But, then all one needs to do is turn on the History pane in the Favorites Center, and do the deleting from there. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Tools List IE7 (IE7)

    Thanks, never thought 'bout that one. I have hidden the 'General' and 'Security' tabs from the Tools/Internet Options dialog box without any difficulty. I found that that was the most likely place for the user to go. But now I have two more areas to contend with. Can we go 'deeper' to find a way to do this? Both the Tools drop-down and the Favorites History??

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    Re: Tools List IE7 (IE7)

    You need to use the Group Policy Editor. Start | Run | gpedit.msc. Then go to Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | Internet Explorer. In the right pane near the bottom of the list you want to enable "Turn off 'Delete Browsing History' funtionality".

    Note: You can do this on a per user basis by enabling the same setting under User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | Internet Explorer.

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    Re: Tools List IE7 (IE7)

    Thanks Joe,
    This sounds somewhat similar to the path for enable/disable the selected tabs in the Internet Options dialog box.
    I'll give this a try.
    Jason

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    Re: Tools List IE7 (IE7)

    Ok Joe
    This gets me the deletion of the Delete Browsing History option from the 'Tools' drop-down list, however, I still have the "History" option in the Favorites Centre drop-down. I see hundreds of choices in the area of Group Policy Editor but I'm unable to determine which one to choose.
    Help??
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    Re: Tools List IE7 (IE7)

    Check out the "Disable 'Configuring History" setting. Its description seems to match what you are asking.

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    Re: Tools List IE7 (IE7)

    Joe,

    That did it! At first, was expecting NOT to see the pages at all listed under the 'View History' option, however, when I right clicked, lo and behold the choice of "Delete" was not available.
    Thanks very much for you help. <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>

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    Re: Tools List IE7 (IE7)

    You're welcome. Glad it worked. Thanks for posting your results.

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    Re: Tools List IE7 (IE7)

    Now what are you going to about "Cocuments and Settings"User's Account"Local SettingsHistory"?

    From Windows Explorer the History can be deleted? <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Tools List IE7 (IE7)

    Dave/Joe,
    This is turning out to be much more than I ever expected! <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15> Does it seem like it's worth the effort?
    Here's MY path to the area that you're talking about < Cocuments and SettingsOwnerLocal SettingsHistory > And you're right -again-. What can we do now?? Help??

    Jason

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    Re: Tools List IE7 (IE7)

    This is one of those times when you are going to have let go of the control. There are times the is nothing can be done. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Tools List IE7 (IE7)

    Dave,
    Thanks! After consideration of Microsoft's infamous nature of duplicating/triplecating the same items to control the same things, I believe you're right.
    All your help previous well appreciated.
    Jason

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