Privacy

How to open Microsoft Edge always InPrivate mode on Windows 11

Microsoft Edge lets you set the InPrivate mode as the default experience when launching the browser, and here's how to enable the option.

Windows 11 Edge always InPrivate

On Windows 11, you can configure Microsoft Edge to always start InPrivate mode to improve your online privacy, and in this guide, we will outline the steps to complete this task. InPrivate mode is a feature that prevents the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge from saving your browsing history, cookies, and site data, as well as passwords, addresses, and form data during a session.

When closing an InPrivate session, Microsoft Edge deletes all your browsing information of that session. Therefore, helping to reduce the amount of data that websites can track about your online activities. It is also a useful feature to prevent other people from snooping into your information on a shared device.

Although starting a new InPrivate session is pretty simple, if you are setting up a shared device, or you do not want to save any browsing data, there’s an option to set InPrivate as the default when opening Microsoft Edge.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to configure the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge to start InPrivate mode on Windows 11.

Open Microsoft Edge InPrivate by default

To start Edge InPrivate mode by default on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Right-click the Microsoft Edge icon in the Taskbar.

  2. Right-click the Microsoft Edge item in the list and select the Properties option.

    Microsoft Edge Taskbar context menu

  3. In the “Target” field append the -inprivate option at the end of the line. It should look like this:

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe" --profile-directory=Default -inprivate

    Edge InPrivate configuration

  4. Click the Apply button.

  5. Click the OK button.

Once you complete the steps, every time you launch Microsoft Edge using the taskbar icon, a new InPrivate session will open.