Disable Guest Mode, InPrivate Mode, & Secure DNS on Edge (Windows)

These instructions will show you how to disable Guest Mode, InPrivate Mode and Secure DNS on Edge for Windows.

Disable Guest Mode, InPrivate, and Secure DNS

Follow these steps to ensure Bark remains in place while your child is browsing.

  1. On your kid's Edge browser, turn off Secure DNS.
  2. Then, click on ๐Ÿ”Ž search on your taskbar.
  3. Search for Command Prompt, and click on Run as Administrator.command_prompt_app.png
  4. Copy and paste the following command into Command Prompt and press Enter:
    REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge /v BrowserGuestModeEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0
  5. Copy and paste the following command into Command Prompt and press Enter:
    REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge /v BrowserAddProfileEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0
  6. Copy and paste the following command into Command Prompt and press Enter:
    REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge /v InPrivateModeAvailability /t REG_DWORD /d 1
  7. Copy and paste the following command into Command Prompt and press Enter:
    REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge /v IPFSEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Next time you open Edge, you will notice that Guest Mode, InPrivate Mode, and the ability for your child to add additional email accounts/profiles is disabled. Success! ๐ŸŽ‰

Return Edge to Default Settings

Follow these steps if your child has aged out of Bark and you no longer need their browser protected.

  1. Click on ๐Ÿ”Ž search on your taskbar.
  2. Search for Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator.
  3. Copy and paste the following into Command Prompt and then press Enter:
    REG DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge /v BrowserGuestModeEnabled /f
  4. Copy and paste the following command into Command Prompt and then press Enter:
    REG DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge /v BrowserAddProfileEnabled /f
  5. Copy and paste the following command into Command Prompt and then press Enter:
    REG DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge /v InPrivateModeAvailability /f
  6. Copy and paste the following command into Command Prompt and then press Enter:
    REG DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge /v IPFSEnabled /f
  7. Restart your computer.