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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 outperforms IE in almost all features. Microsoft Edge is also becoming popular in the 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 is 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 the internet inside search window which is going to list Internet Explorer App. Click on it to open IE.
use cortana search to open internet explorer Windows 10

  1. Open from App list

Click Start -> Click on Windows Accessories -> Open Internet Explorer under the list
Windows 10 select 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.
Windows 10 open iexplore using run window

  1. Open from Command Prompt

Open the command prompt, type “c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore” and then hit Enter.
Windows 10 use command prompt to open Internet explorer

  1. Open from Original file location

Navigate to the following file location. Go to C drive, go to Program Files -> Internet Explorer -> iexplore
Windows 10 open IE from original file location

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

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windows 10 Internet explorer 11

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

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