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

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Guest Mode is a feature on the Edge browser that allows someone to browse the web without being signed in to an account. Because Bark's Edge monitoring follows your child's account, disabling guest mode ensures Bark will be monitoring your child's Edge web browsing on their computer. These instructions also disable InPrivate Mode and Secure DNS mode on Edge.

Instructions for Windows

STEP 1: Start by searching for your Command Prompt application in Windows, and select Run as Administrator.

STEP 2: 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

STEP 3: 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

STEP 4: 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

STEP 5: 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

STEP 6: Force-quit Edge. Then, re-open it from your Applications list.
Now, Guest Mode, InPrivate Mode, Secure DNS, and the ability for your child to add additional email accounts/profiles is disabled on Edge. Success!

Re-enable Guest Mode, InPrivate Mode, & Secure DNS

If you want to re-enable Guest mode browsing in Edge at a later time, you must follow the same steps above but use slightly different commands in the Command Prompt.

STEP 1: Start by searching for your Command Prompt application in Windows, and select Run as Administrator.

STEP 2: Copy and paste the following command into the Command Prompt console and then press Enter:

REG DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge /v BrowserGuestModeEnabled /f

STEP 3: Copy and paste the following command into the Command Prompt console and then press Enter:

REG DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge /v BrowserAddProfileEnabled /f

STEP 4: Copy and paste the following command into the Command Prompt console and then press Enter:

REG DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge /v InPrivateModeAvailability /f

STEP 5: Copy and paste the following command into the Command Prompt console and then press Enter:

REG DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge /v IPFSEnabled /f

STEP 6: Restart your computer for the change to take effect.

 

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