Wondering how to disable Guest Mode in Microsoft Edge?
Whatever you do on the internet is your own business but picture this – your friend or a family member borrowed your PC ‘just for a minute’ and returned it with everything in total disarray. Maybe they logged you out of your social media accounts and just snooped around?
Guest Mode prevents you from the hassle of cleaning up after guests (at least on the internet) but if you are one of the few lucky individuals whose computers have never been borrowed, you might not need it.
If you are looking for easy ways of disabling the Guest Mode in Microsoft Edge, you are in the right place. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of doing so in detail.
Let’s get started!
1. Use Windows Registry.
The first method of disabling Guest Mode in Microsoft Edge is by modifying the Windows Registry.
For users who want to increase their control over their operating systems, the Windows Registry proves to be a valuable tool. With basic knowledge of Windows Registry, a user can customize and manage their operating system.
Windows Registry is a database of low-level information about Windows programs and processes. Information here is stored in the form of Registry keys, and in this step, we will modify the relevant keys to make the desired changes.
The steps below need to be carried out with extra care since even a slight mistake can lead to serious issues within the Registry.
Here is what you need to do:
- Press Windows + R keys simultaneously to open a Run dialogue box.
- Inside the text field of the dialogue box, type ‘regedit‘ and hit Enter. This will launch Windows Registry on your PC.
- Once you are inside the Registry Editor, navigate to the location mentioned below.
- If the Edge key is missing, right-click on the Microsoft key and select the New > Key option.
- Rename this key as Edge.
- Now right-click anywhere in the right pane and select the New > DWORD (32-bit) Value option.
- Rename this value as BrowserGuestModeEnabled and double-click on it.
- Type 0 under Value data and hit Enter to save the changes.
Hopefully, modifying Windows Registry will help you make the desired changes in no time.
2. Try Using CleanMyPC.
In the event that your operating system has been infected with corruption errors, the methods described here might be difficult to implement.
When corruption issues arise, it’s usually your operating system’s junk files that are to blame, so if you haven’t done a thorough cleaning in a while, now is the right time.
We highly recommend using a reliable PC cleaner like CleanMyPC to easily eliminate these corrupt and unwanted files.
This program offers a wide range of system maintenance tools, which are powerful enough to handle much more than simply removing the junk files. These tools include (but are not limited to) Multi-Uninstaller, Registry Cleaner, and a Speed Booster.
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3. Use Group Policy Editor.
The working of the Group Policy Editor is quite similar to that of Windows Registry. It too provides administrators with the ability to customize various aspects of their operating system.
Group Policy Editor stores information in the form of policies. In this method, we will modify the relevant policies to disable Guest Mode in Microsoft Edge.
Here is what you need to do:
- Visit Microsoft’s official website.
- Scroll down the window and select the version details of your Microsoft Edge.
- Click the GET POLICY FILES button to download the policy files.
- Once the download is complete, extract the downloaded file and then open the folder.
- In the folder, navigate to the location mentioned below.
- Copy the msedge.admx and msedge.adml files and paste them in the C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions folder.
- Once you have pasted the files, restart your PC.
- Upon reboot, open a Run dialogue box by pressing Windows + R keys on your keyboard simultaneously.
- Inside the text field of the dialogue box, type ‘gpedit.msc‘ and hit Enter. Doing so will launch the Group Policy Editor on your PC.
- In the Group Policy Editor window, navigate to the location mentioned below.
Computer Configuration\ Administrative Templates\ Microsoft Edge
- Locate Enable guest mode in the right pane and double-click on it.
- Select Disabled and click on Apply/OK to save the changes.
This should disable Guest Mode in Microsoft Edge without any issues.
This brings us to the end of our guide on disabling the Guest Mode in Microsoft Edge. We tried walking you through all the steps in detail and hope that one of the methods mentioned in this post did the trick for you. In case you still have any confusion about the troubleshooting steps, please let us know in the comment section below!
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