June 7, 2017

How to launch Internet Explorer in Windows 10

Windows 10 computer
Windows 10 - Where is my Internet Explorer?

Windows10 comes with Edge browser, but for most users prefer Internet Explorer browser for surfing. Here is a quick guide to find and open Internet Explorer in Windows 10. There are multiple ways in which you can use to open IE. I also shared a post on 3 Shortcuts to Open Internet Explorer From Run in Windowswhich is also useful in opening IE faster through Run box.

Finding IE: How To > Method 1 > Cortana

Do you know that there is an AI in Windows10 called Cortana. So if you have Cortana, which is on the bottom of the task bar and a microphone, then just say "Hey Cortana, open Internet Explorer". IE will be open in no time.

If you do not have a microphone, type "Internet Explorer," or "IE" in the Ccortana box and select the IE icon.

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Using Cortana

Finding IE: How To > Method 2 > Path Finder

Go to C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

You could see an IE icon in the folder. Right Click on that and create a shortcut to that in the folder or on the desktop. After making shortcut in the folder, you can drag the shortcut icon to desktop. You can alsodrag the Internet Explorer Icon to the taskbar without making a shortcut.

Finding IE: How To > Method 3 > Start menu

Select "All apps"

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Start Menu
OR Left click on start menu > left click on all apps > scroll down to the 'w' > Select "windowsaccessories"

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Windows Accessories
You can see IE icon in the menu

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IE icon

You can Pin Internet Explorer to the Taskbar or Start Menu by right clicking on the icon and selecting "Pin to Start" or "Pin to taskbar".

Finding IE: How To > Method 4 > Through Website

Got to any website in Edge > Right click on the website anywhere > Select the option "open in internet explorer"to open in IE

Finding IE: How To > Method 5 > Shortcut

Press Win + R and RUN box will appear.
Type "iexplore" without quotes and press Ok.

Finding IE: How To > Method 5 > Command Prompt

Press Win + R and RUN box will appear.
Type "cmd" without quotes and press Ok.

Command Prompt

Command Prompt

You can also pressWindows+X and select Command Prompt from menu.

A black colored window will appear. Type "c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore" without quotes and press enter.

A folder window will open. Drag the IE icon to start menu or taskbar.

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All these methods will work only if IE is activated in Windows.

To activate IE inWindows 10,

1. Open Windows Features.

2. Check the Internet Explorer 11 and SelectYes whenprompted to confirm.

3. Press OK

4. Select Restart now

Now you can easily accessinternet explorer 10 for windows 10.

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