Windows 11 has many powerful features, one of which is called Activity History. This feature allows users to keep track of everything in the system, such as websites they have viewed, files they have opened, applications they have used, and so on. Typically, activity histories are saved on the local computer, where administrators can access them. If you want to enable or disable activity history in Windows 11, let’s take a look at how it should be done.
How to enable or disable activity history in Windows 11
Method 1: Enable or disable activity history by setting the app
1. Firstly, press the Windows + I
2. Once there, go to the Privacy & security
3. Now, you will see the option of “Store my activity history on this device”.
If you want to enable activity history, make sure that the check box next to it is selected.
To disable activity history, deselect the checkbox.
Method 2: Enable or disable activity history through Registry Editor
1. In the first place, you need to open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows + R keys on your keyboard. Once opened, type in the Run dialog box and press the
2. Now, navigate to the following location:
3. Once you arrive, right-click on any empty area on the right side of the window. After that, tap
4. Now, you need to right-click on the newly created REG_DWORD to rename it. Select the Rename option from the context menu.
5. Rename REG_DWORD to PublishUserActivities.
6. After renaming, double-click The PureUserActivities and change its value data to 0. This will enable Activity History in Windows 11.
Or else, double-click on PublishUserActivities and change its value data to This will disable Activity History in Windows 11.
7. Click OK to complete the settings.
You can easily enable or disable activity history in Windows 11 by using the above two methods, and you can choose one of the methods that you think is the easiest way to complete the settings that are disabled or enabled.