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How to save IE11 settings (NOT fav+cookies but current preferences)? RRS feed

  • Question

  • How can I export(+import) the current settings of IntExp 11 (from Win 7)?

    I am NOT talking about the Favorites and Cookies! I am talking about the preferences visible in menu

    Tools--->Internet Options
    and
    page setup parameter

    I guess they are stored in Registry.

    Is it only ONE Registry branch or are they spread all over the Registry?

    How can I backup and restore them?
    Saturday, September 17, 2016 5:08 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    On domian networks you use User profiles created from IEAK that contain the user and machine settings for IE and other windows components. see GPEdit.msc (not available on home editions of windows)

    On home editions of windows, using IE you can revert your browser settings to their factory defaults, or on domain networked computers user profiles, by clicking the "Reset IE settings" button on the Advanced tab of internet Options".

    Yes it is true, the settings for the browser and its addons and extensions are stored over a number of registry keys. Windows backup will create a snapshot of the registry when used.

    Regards.

    Questions regarding Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 and Internet Explorer 11 for the IT Pro Audience. Topics covered are: Installation, Deployment, Configuration, Security, Group Policy, Management questions. If you are a consumer looking for answers or to raise a question, it's highly recommended you head on over to http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us


    Rob^_^

    Monday, September 19, 2016 12:16 AM
  • Hi clsvens,

    You can click on start - run. Type gpedit.msc. Navigate to Local computer policy ->Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer.

    Right click on Internet Explorer and you can export all the settings.

    In addition, please refer to the link below about how to export all IE settings (via Local GPO or Registry export)

    https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/279100-how-to-export-all-ie-settings-via-local-gpo-or-registry-export

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Hope it will be helpful to you


    Please remember to mark the replies as an answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, September 19, 2016 6:04 AM
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All replies

  • Hi,

    On domian networks you use User profiles created from IEAK that contain the user and machine settings for IE and other windows components. see GPEdit.msc (not available on home editions of windows)

    On home editions of windows, using IE you can revert your browser settings to their factory defaults, or on domain networked computers user profiles, by clicking the "Reset IE settings" button on the Advanced tab of internet Options".

    Yes it is true, the settings for the browser and its addons and extensions are stored over a number of registry keys. Windows backup will create a snapshot of the registry when used.

    Regards.

    Questions regarding Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 and Internet Explorer 11 for the IT Pro Audience. Topics covered are: Installation, Deployment, Configuration, Security, Group Policy, Management questions. If you are a consumer looking for answers or to raise a question, it's highly recommended you head on over to http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us


    Rob^_^

    Monday, September 19, 2016 12:16 AM
  • Hi clsvens,

    You can click on start - run. Type gpedit.msc. Navigate to Local computer policy ->Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer.

    Right click on Internet Explorer and you can export all the settings.

    In addition, please refer to the link below about how to export all IE settings (via Local GPO or Registry export)

    https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/279100-how-to-export-all-ie-settings-via-local-gpo-or-registry-export

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Hope it will be helpful to you


    Please remember to mark the replies as an answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, September 19, 2016 6:04 AM
    Moderator