How do you restore Internet Explorer?
To reset the Internet Explorer:
- Open Control Panel.
- Open Internet Options.
- Go to the Advanced Tab.
- Click on the Reset Button.
- Confirm by clicking OK.
- After the reset, reopen Internet Explorer and see if the problem is gone.
Go back to Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Turn Windows features on or off, and in there, check the Internet Explorer box. Click OK and Internet Explorer should be reinstalled. This approach may require that you have installation media, or it may attempt to download what it needs from the internet.
- Microsoft Edge is the default browser in Windows 10. But if you prefer to use IE, then this post will show you how to open Internet Explorer in Windows 10 and how you can pin it to your Start Menu or Taskbar for easy access and how you can even set it as your default web browser.
- In order to fix remove or disable Microsoft Edge, you might have to remove or rename some of its core files. To do that, you need to follow these steps: Navigate to C:WindowsSystemApps folder. Locate Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder, right click it and choose Properties.
- As you can see from our little experiment, it is safe to remove Internet Explorer from Windows 10, simply because its place had already been taken by Microsoft Edge. It's also reasonably safe to remove Internet Explorer from Windows 8.1, but only as long as you have another browser installed.
- Make sure you have downloaded the web browser you intend to use before moving on (see Warnings).
- Open the Start Menu.
- Go to Control Panel.
- Click "Programs"
- Under "Programs and Features" click "Turn Windows Features on or off"
- Click Yes in the UAC window that may pop up depending on your settings.
- To create a shortcut to Internet Explorer on your desktop, follow these steps:
- Click Start, and then locate the Internet Explorer icon on the Start menu.
- Right-click and drag the Internet Explorer icon from the Start menu to your desktop, and then click Create Shortcuts Here, or click Copy Here.
- Part 3 Making Internet Explorer Your Default Browser (Windows 8.1 and Earlier)
- Open the Control Panel.
- Click "Programs" and then "Default Programs."
- Click "Set your default programs."
- Select "Internet Explorer" from the list of programs.
- Click the "Set this program as default" button.
- Press Windows+R to enable Run, type iexplore and tap OK. Click the bottom-left Start button, select All apps, open Windows Accessories and hit Internet Explorer. Input internet in the search box on taskbar, and choose Internet Explorer from the result.
To reset these settings, in Windows 7. 8, you will have to follow these steps: Click Start, type inetcpl.cpl in the Start Search box, and hit enter. In the Internet Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab, and then click Restore advanced settings.
- Reset Internet Explorer settings
- Close all Internet Explorer windows. Select the Tools button, and then select Internet options.
- Select the Advanced tab, and then select Reset.
- In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, select Reset.
- When Internet Explorer finishes applying default settings, select Close, and then select OK.
- Steps to Reset Internet Explorer in Windows 10
- Right click on the Start Button (Ctrl+X) and click on Control Panel.
- Tap on Network and Internet.
- Click on Internet Options.
- Now tap on Advanced tab and go to Reset.
- If you want to reset Internet Explorer without deleting personal information, then tap Reset.
- Here's how to change your default browser in Windows 10.
- Navigate to Settings. You can get there from the Start menu.
- 2.Select System.
- Click Default apps in the left pane.
- Click Microsoft Edge under the "Web browser" heading.
- Select the new browser (ex: Chrome) in the menu that pops up.
Updated: 25th November 2019