How to Specify Days to Save Pages in History in Internet Explorer

Posted by Britt Duncan - August 7, 2014

At Internet Explorer, you can set a specific day to tell it to keep the visited websites for how long. Thus, you can retrive some interesting websites the day later and have they removed when they automatically after they expire according to your settings. This tutorial will walk you through the procedure step by step.

1. Click tools at the opening IE and select Internet Options from the drop-down menu.


2. After the Internet Option configuration window open up, move to General tab. At the Browsing history session, click the Settings button.




3. This will trigger off the Website Data Settings. Locate the History tab where you can specify how many days to save the list of websites you have been to. Pick a number from 0-999 based on your preference and then click OK.



Thus, IE will work accordingly to your request. Alternatively, you can also change this settings in registry editor.


1. Press win + R keys to open the Run dialog box, type regedit and hit OK.

2. If prompted by user account control, click Yes to prove that you have the authority to make changes.

3. In Registry Editor, expand the following keys receptively: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Url History. Subsequently, at the right pane, double click on the DaysToKeep key to modify its value.


4. At the pop-up dialogue box, select Decimal option at the Base column. And then pick a number between 0 to 999 days to set a specific day for Internet Explorer to keep pages in history. Next, click OK.


Close Internet Options window or registry editor accordingly and you’ll finish all required steps.

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