How to prevent that Internet Explorer restores session in Windows 10

The ability to restore tabs in Internet Explorer from a previous browsing session is undoubtedly useful, but in the case of a shared device, it could also pose a privacy threat. If you want to close the loophole, you can disable Internet Explorer session recovery. In this article, you will see how to completely stop Internet Explorer session recovery in Windows 10.

Stop Internet Explorer session recovery in Windows 10

To stop Internet Explorer session restore in Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Run in the search box and then click the Run option, as shown in the following image.

Run app

Once you click on the Run option, the following dialog box will appear on your screen.

gpedit.msc

Now type gpedit.msc into the Open text box and then click the OK button as highlighted in the image above. The Local Group Policy Editor appears as shown in the following image.

Local group policy editor

Navigate to the following path on the left side of the screen.

Local Computer Policy User Configuration Administrative Template Windows Components Internet Explorer.

The screen will look like this.

Turn off reopening last browsing session

If you click on the Internet Explorer option on the left side of the screen, a number of options will appear on the right side, as highlighted in the image above. Now, on the right side of the screen, locate the Reopen last browser session option. Then double click on this option and the following dialog box will appear.

Turn off last browsing session reopen tabs

Select the Enabled button if you want to turn off Internet Explorer's last browsing session. After that, click the Apply and then the OK button as highlighted in the image above.

Close

This guide showed how to stop Internet Explorer from restoring the last browsing session by changing a local group policy on Windows 10.

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