A Guide on Internet Explorer

In this post, we will see:

In this instance, I am using Windows 10. Let us begin.

Install Internet Explorer

Right-click on the Start button. Click on “Apps and Features.” Hit the “Optional features” link. Click on “Add a feature.”

Select “Internet Explorer 11” and then hit the “Install” button. Reboot your computer once the installation is done.


Open Internet Explorer in Windows 10

Here, we will see diverse ways to launch Internet Explorer. Let’s see what they are.

Method #1

iexplore command can open Internet Explorer in Windows 10. You can use these commands in the following programs:

Or you can use the command – start iexplore in Command Prompt and Windows PowerShell to do this task.

Method #2

Open Start menu. Find and open the Windows Accessories folder. You can see “Internet Explorer.” Click on it.

Method #3

Open Start menu and type internet. You can see the Internet Explorer app in the search results. Click on it.

Method #4

Open the “Program Files” folder, which you can find in the “C” drive. You can see the “Internet Explorer” folder. Open it.

Find and double-click the “iexplore” file.

Read: How to Open Notepad in Windows 10


Create Internet Explorer Shortcut in Windows 10

Here, we’ll see the steps to create an Internet Explorer shortcut in Windows 10 desktop.

But remember that the steps are the same for creating a shortcut on File Explorer. Let us begin.

Right-click on your desktop’s blank area. Hover your mouse over “New.” Hit “Shortcut,” which you can find under “Folder.”

In the “Create Shortcut” pop-up, click the “Browse” button. Find and select the “iexplore” file. Click on the Ok button. Hit the “Next” button.

Now, provide the name for the shortcut as per your liking if you don’t like the suggested name. Click on the “Finish” button.


Start Internet Explorer in Safe Mode

Here, we will see two ways to start Internet Explorer in Safe Mode. Let’s see what they are.

Method #1

Open Run Command Box (you need to press Windows key + R together for that). In it, type iexplore -extoff and then press the “Enter” key.

Note: You can use the same command in the Address toolbar, File Explorer address bar, and Task Manager (hit File > Run new task to use the command). For Command Prompt, you need to use the command start iexplore -extoff.

Method #2

Right-click on the Internet Explorer shortcut. I suggest changing the shortcut name to Internet Explorer safe mode. Hit “Properties.”

In the “Target” field, append -extoff. Hit the Ok button at the bottom.

From now on, when you double-click the shortcut, it’ll open Internet Explorer in safe mode.


Enable or Disable JavaScript in Internet Explorer

Open Internet Options. Go to the “Security” tab. Hit the “Custom level” button. Scroll down until you see “Active scripting.”

Beneath it, you can see Disable, Enable, and Prompt. Choose “Enable” if you want to enable or “Disable” if you wish to disable. Hit the Ok button.

Hit the “Yes” button on the pop-up. Hit the Ok button.


Reset Internet Explorer

Launch Internet Options. Navigate to the “Advanced” tab. You can see the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” section.

Hit the “Reset” button in that section. In the pop-up, select the “Delete personal settings” option if you prefer. Remember that the things mentioned below this option will happen if you select it.

Click on the “Reset” button. Now restart your PC.


Uninstall Internet Explorer

Open Start menu. Type internet explorer. Right-click on the Internet Explorer app in the search results. Now you can see the “Uninstall” option. Hit it.

Hit “Internet Explorer 11.” Hit the “Uninstall” button. Reboot your PC once the uninstallation is done.


Open Internet Options in Windows 10

Method #1 – inetcpl.cpl command can launch Internet Options in Windows 10, and you can use this command in the following programs:

  • Run Command
  • Command Prompt
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Address toolbar
  • Task Manager (Hit File > Run new task option to use the command)

Method #2 – Open Start menu. Type internet options. Hit “Internet Options” in the search results.

Method #3 – Launch Internet Explorer. Hit “Tools” (Gear icon) at the top. Click on the “Internet options.”

Method #4Open Control Panel. Type internet options in the search box at the top and then hit the “Enter” key. Hit “Internet Options.”

Method #5Open the Settings app. Type internet options in the search box at the top. Click “Internet Options.”

Method #6 – Go to the System32 folder. Find and double-click “inetcpl.cpl” file.


Create Internet Options Shortcut

Follow the underneath steps to create an Internet Options shortcut in the Windows 10 desktop or File Explorer.

Right-click on desktop or File Explorer blank area. Hover your mouse over “New” in the context menu. Hit “Shortcut.”

Type inetcpl.cpl in the “Create Shortcut” pop-up. Click the “Next” button. Give the shortcut name if you don’t like the suggested one. Click on the “Finish” button.


Written by Thirumal raj. Check out more posts here: Windows 10.