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How to Restore and Open Internet Explorer in Windows 10

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Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that will be available across the Windows 10 device family. It is fast, compatible, and built for the modern Web.

Internet Explorer is still in Windows 10, but only Microsoft Edge is pinned to the taskbar by default now.

This tutorial will show you where to find Internet Explorer and pin it to the taskbar for your account in Windows 10.


EXAMPLE: Taskbar

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Here's How:

1. Make sure that you have Internet Explorer 11 turned on in Windows Features. (see screenshot below)

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2. If you want Internet Explorer to be your default program, then select Set this program as default for Internet Explorer in the tutorial linked below.

3. Do step 4 or step 5 below for how you would like to pin Internet Explorer to your taskbar.


 4. To Pin to taskbar Internet Explorer in All apps

A) Open All apps in your Start menu.

B) Scroll down to and expand open Windows Accessories.

C) Right click or press and hold on Internet Explorer, and click/tap on Pin to taskbar.

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 5. To Pin to taskbar Internet Explorer in File Explorer

A) Open File Explorer.

B) Browse to and open the C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer folder.

C) Right click or press and hold on the iexplorer.exe file, and click/tap on Pin to taskbar.

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That's it,
Shawn