Internet Explorer 11 is a pre-installed built-in browser for Windows 10. You do not need to download Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 10. If you cannot find Internet Explorer on your Windows 10 computer, here is what you can do to re-enable it.
Just so you know, Internet Explorer wouldn’t pin to the taskbar by default. There will also be no shortcut for him on the desktop unless you create one for him. To search and open Internet Explorer in Windows 10 You will need to search for it manually in the start menu or via Cortana. Go to the start menu, type Internet Explorer to open it. Optionally, you can right-click on it and then select Pin to start to pin it to your taskbar for easy access.
In some rare circumstances, if you can’t find Internet Explorer anywhere as if it was completely removed from Windows 10, here is what you can do to get it back.
Download Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 10 64 bit or 32 bit
Enable IE 11 in Windows 10 Features
Make sure the Internet Explorer feature is enabled in Windows feature settings. If Internet Explorer 11 is disabled in Windows features, it will not install and you will not be able to find it in the list of programs. Here’s how to activate Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 10
- Go to the start menu.
- I searched the control panel and open it.
- Click on uninstall a program .
- From the left panel, click Turn Windows features on or off .
- Scroll down and find Internet Explorer 11 .
- Check the checkbox next to IE 11.
Run the system file check
The System File Check is a built-in Windows tool to automatically search for damaged or missing system files, such as Internet Explorer, and repair them. Since IE is part of the Windows 10 system, running SFC should be able to fix the Internet Explorer missing problem in Windows 10. Here’s how to do it.
In the start menu, type cmd . Right click on Symbol of the system from the search result and then select Run as administrator. At the command prompt, type sfc / scannow . Wait for the process to complete. Restart your computer when done.
DISM check to re-enable Internet Explorer in Windows 10
If even running the system file check cannot recover Internet Explorer for Windows 10, please do the following.
Open command prompt (with administrator privilege) as above. At the command prompt, type the following command. This command is to temporarily disable Internet Explorer.
dism / online / disable-feature: "Internet-Explorer-Opcional-amd64"
Restart your computer after running the above command. On your next boot, open the command prompt again and type the following commands. Press the Enter key after each command line. These commands are for removing temporary files that can cause conflicts between software, including Internet Explorer.
DEL / S / Q "% TMP% *. *" DEL / S / Q "% TEMP% *. *" DEL / S / Q "% WINDIR% Temp *. *" DEL / S / Q "% PERFIL DE USUARIO% Configuración local Temp *. *" DEL / S / Q "% PERFIL DE USUARIO% Configuración local Temp *. *" DEL / S / Q "% LOCALAPPDATA% Temp *. *
After running all the above commands, enter the following command to re-enable Internet Explorer for Windows 10.
dism / online / enable-feature: "Internet-Explorer-Opcional-amd64"
Check iexplorer.exe in Internet Explorer folder
Sometimes when iexplorer.exe is infected by virus or malware, your antivirus software or Windows defender will quarantine it. Therefore, it cannot be started or found from the folder. It could also be another reason why iexplorer.exe may have been removed from the Internet Explorer folder.
Go to C: Program Files (x86) or C: Program Files. Look for the Internet Explorer folder. Open the folder and check if iexplorer.exe is in the folder. If it is not in the folder, you can try copying the iexplorer.exe file from another Windows 10 PC and pasting it to the problem computer. We have tried to fix it this way on one of our clients computers and it magically works again.
Download Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 10
Since there is no separate installation of Internet Explorer for Windows 10, and IE 11 is already pre-installed on Windows 10, cannot downgrade existing Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10 to Internet Explorer 10 . However, it is still possible to download Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 from the Microsoft website.
An earlier version of IE 11 to IE 10 is not possible on Windows 10. It is because Microsoft has no intention of releasing any offline or standalone Internet Explorer installation for Windows 10. The existing Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 10 is the only version that you can use in Windows 10