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How to Turn On or Off Save Data in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10


Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

Microsoft Edge running in Application Guard provides the maximum level of protection from malware and zero day attacks against Windows. Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge is a lightweight virtual machine that helps isolate potentially malicious website activity from reaching your operating systems, apps, and data.

There is no persistence of any cookies or local storage when an Application Guard window is closed in Microsoft Edge.

Three core features of Windows Defender Application Guard:
  • Isolated Browsing - Windows Defender Application Guard uses the latest virtualization technology to help protect your operating system by creating an isolated environment for your Microsoft Edge session.
  • Help Safeguard your PC - Windows Defender Application Guard starts up every time you visit a non-work-related site to help keep potentially malicious attacks away from your PC.
  • Malware Removal - Any websites you visit, files you download, or settings you change while in this isolated environment are deleted when you sign out of Windows, wiping out any potential malware.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17713, Windows Defender Application Guard introduced a new user interface inside Windows Security to allow you to easily turn on or off the save data, copy and paste, print files, and advanced graphics actions in Application Guard settings. As long as devices meet the minimum requirements, these settings will appear in Windows Security.

The save data setting allows turning on or off to keep any data users save while browsing in Application Guard in Microsoft Edge.

For more details about Application Guard, see:

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off save data while browsing in Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge for all users in Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise.

You must be signed in as an administrator to turn on of off save data in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge.

When users browse in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge, certain actions are disabled by default. You can choose to turn on the save data action, but be aware that browsing might be less secure.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Save Data in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge in Windows Security
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Save Data in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge using a REG file





Turn On or Off Save Data in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Save Data in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge
Turn On or Off Save Data in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge in Windows Security

1. Open Windows Security, and click/tap on the App & browser control icon. (see screenshot below)

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2. Click/tap on the Change Application Guard settings link under the Isolated browsing section. (see screenshot below)

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3. Turn on or off (default) Save data for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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4. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes to approve.

5. When finished, close Windows Security.

6. Restart the computer to apply.






Turn On or Off Save Data in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Save Data in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge
Turn On or Off Save Data in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Hvsi

EnablePersistence DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Save Data in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_ON_save_data_in_Application_Guard_for_Microsoft_Edge.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off Save Data in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_OFF_save_data_in_Application_Guard_for_Microsoft_Edge.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. Restart the computer to apply.

8. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


That's it,
Shawn