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How to open Internet Explorer in Windows 10

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Microsoft Edge is the default web browser starting from Windows 10. Microsoft is slowly in the process of shutting down Internet explorer completely. The new browser is faster and completely out performs IE in almost all features. Microsoft Edge is also becoming popular in web browser market with more users slowly making the transition. The future web browsers from Microsoft will be based on Edge browser.

Users who had always used Internet explorer before are more likely to stick to the IE than Edge. There are more than one method to open Internet Explorer. Here is how to open Internet explorer in Windows 10.

  1. Open from Cortana search

Simply type internet inside search window which is going to list Internet explorer App. Click on it to open IE.
internet explorer cortana search

  1. Open from App list

Click Start -> Click on Windows Accessories -> Open Internet Explorer under the list
internet explorer from app list

  1. Open from Run window

This is my favorite method using only the keyboard. Press Windows Key + R to open Run window. Type iexplorer.exe and then hit Enter. IE is open now.
iexplore run window 10

  1. Open from Command Prompt

Open command prompt, type “c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore” and then hit Enter.
internet explorer command prompt

  1. Open from Original file location

Navigate to the following file location. Go to C drive, go to Program Files -> Internet Explorer -> iexplore
internet explorer from original file location

The version of IE in Windows 10 is Internet Explorer 11.

internet explorer version windows 10

Once the Internet explorer is open, right click on IE icon in taskbar, then click Pin to taskbar. Next time, you just need to click on IE icon on taskbar to open it.

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About the author: Anup Raman A Tech Enthusiast|Blogger|Tech Trainer with 10+ yrs experience in the field of IT. My expertise are in Operating Systems, mainly Windows and Computer security which comes from my experience, working as Tech Support and Trainer for Microsoft, Symantec and McAfee. Loves blogging about Technical Troubleshooting, discussing latest Gadgets, Games and doing Reviews.

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