How To Internet Explorer In Windows 10

While Microsoft Edge has replaced Internet Explorer as the default browser in Windows 10, die-hard fans can still use Internet Explorer 11. In this blog post, we’ll guide you on how to access and use Internet Explorer in Windows 10.

Method 1: Using the Start Menu

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  2. Type “Internet Explorer” in the search box and click on the result to open it.

That’s it! Internet Explorer 11 should now be open and ready to use.

Method 2: Using File Explorer

  1. Press Windows key + E to open File Explorer.
  2. Click on the View tab, and check the box for Hidden items.
  3. Navigate to the following path:
  4. C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer

  5. Look for the iexplore.exe file and double-click on it to open Internet Explorer.

Method 3: Creating a Desktop Shortcut

If you want a more permanent and accessible way of using Internet Explorer, you can create a desktop shortcut:

  1. Right-click on an empty area of the desktop.
  2. Select New, then Shortcut.
  3. In the “Type the location of the item” field, enter the following path:
  4. "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

  5. Click on Next.
  6. Name your shortcut, for example, “Internet Explorer” and click on Finish.

Now, you can simply double-click on the Internet Explorer icon on your desktop to open it.

Method 4: Pinning Internet Explorer to Taskbar

To have Internet Explorer within reach at all times, you can pin it to your taskbar. Follow these steps:

  1. Open Internet Explorer using any of the methods mentioned above.
  2. Right-click on the IE icon in the taskbar.
  3. Select Pin to taskbar.

Now, you’ll have easy access to Internet Explorer directly from your taskbar.


Though Microsoft Edge is the default browser in Windows 10, you can still use Internet Explorer 11 by following the methods mentioned in this blog post. Depending on your preference, you can access it through the Start menu, File Explorer, create a desktop shortcut, or pin it to the taskbar for easy access.