How to Disable the Guest Mode in Microsoft Edge

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to disable the guest mode in Microsoft Edge Browser when using Windows 10.

The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base and offers better web compatibility and performance over the legacy edge.

Microsoft Edge browser is cross-platform, which supports all of Windows, MacOS and Linux systems. If you’re currently using Edge and want to learn how to disable the internal PDF viewer in Microsoft Edge, the steps below should show you how to do it.

By default, Microsoft Edge allows users to browse the web in guest mode. Guest mode is a temporary instance of a new profile. When you browse as guest, data such as favorites, browsing history, passwords, and web forms do not persist when your browsing sessions end.

To get started with disabling the guest mode in Edge, follow the steps below:

Disable guest mode via registry

You can disable the guest mode in Edge from Windows registry.

If you’re logged in as an administrator, you can disable this feature via Windows registry. To do that, use the steps below:

Using Windows registry is one way to force all users on the system or in your environment to not use the guest mode in Edge. There are multiples ways to do this in Windows, however, using Windows registry is the easiest and most effective way to do it.

To disable, press the Windows Key + on your keyboard to open the run command box. Or use the search function to search for the Run app.

windows run regedit

In the command box, type the commands below and press Enter.


When Windows registry opens, navigate to the path below. If you don’t see the Edge key, create one.


From there, right-click on the Edge key and select the New > DWORD (32-bit) Value option to create a REG_DWORD value if you don’t see existing BrowserGuestModeEnabled value already created.

If you don’t see Edge key or folder, create one.

windows edge safesearch dword

Name the new DWORD value as:


After saving the DWORD above, double-click it to open. Then enter the value of 0 to disable and 1 to enable.

disable microsoft edge guest mode

0 = Force disabled
1 = Force enabled

The guest mode is gone from the profile option page.

guest mode in edge disable


This post showed you how to disable the guest mode in Microsoft Edge browser. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

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