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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       29 Oct 2017 #10

    Mauly said: View Post
    Hi Shawn, my Internet Properties window (above step 3) does not have a Reset Internet Explorer settings area. Mine ends with the Restore button.
    I've tried everything to make ie11 my default browser but it no longer shows up as an option. I can set Chrome, Foxfire, Edge or Opera. If I try to associate extensions (e.g. htm) with iexplorer, the program does not show. Yet I have ie11 installed and it works fine. I've tried disabling ie11 as a windows feature, reboot, re-enable, reboot. Still nothing.
    I'd appreciate any insight.

    Hello Jeff, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If you're only needing to make IE11 the default program, then you might see if you may be able to use option 7 in the tutorial below to set Internet Explorer as the default program.

    Choose Default Apps in Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
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  2.    29 Oct 2017 #11

    Thanx Brink but that's just it, Iexplorer does not appear as a program that can be selected as a default or as a program that can be associated with a file extension. Seems to me this problem started with the Creator's update. Is it possible that MS decided to block ie in an effort to force use of Edge?
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
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       29 Oct 2017 #12

    It's still listed for me in build 17025.

    If you like, you could see if doing a repair install may fix this for you.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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