Although Microsoft Edge is the default browser in Windows 10, Internet Explorer browser is still a part of Windows and you will find below different ways to open Internet Explorer in Windows 10.
Open Internet Explorer in Windows 10
Microsoft wants its users to get used to its new Microsoft Edge Browser. Hence, the reason for Windows 10 computers shipping with Microsoft Edge as the default browser.
Also, Microsoft Edge automatically setting itself as the default browser, whenever you Install or upgrade to Windows 10.
However, Microsoft hasn’t yet done away with Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer is pretty much available on your Windows 10 Computer and you can still use it for all practical purposes.
All that is required to open Internet Explorer on your Windows 10 Computer is to simply search for Internet Explorer and pin it to the Taskbar.
We have listed below multiple ways to Find and Open Internet Explorer on your Windows 10 computer. You can make use of any of these methods to open Internet Explorer on your Computer.
1. Open Internet Explorer Using the Search Bar
Type Internet Explorer in Windows Search bar and click on the best match (Internet Explorer Desktop App) that comes up in search results (See image below).
Once you click on Internet Explorer, you will see your favourite Internet Explorer browser opening its default MSN Homepage on your computer.
2. Open Internet Explorer Using Run Command
Another easy way to open Internet Explorer is to make use of the Run Command.
Right-click on the Start button and then click on Run in the menu that appears. Alternatively, you can press Windows + R keys to open the Run command.
In the Run Command dialogue box, type iexplore and click on OK.
Once you click on OK, you will find Internet Explorer opening its Home Page (MSN) on your computer.
3. Open Internet Explorer From Windows Accessories
You will be surprised to know that Internet Explorer is hidden in Windows Accessories Folder, which you can easily access by clicking on the Start button and going through the list of Apps.
Click on the Start button, scroll down the list of apps till you find Windows Accessories Folder and click on it to see its contents.
In the expanded Windows Accessories Folder, simply click on Internet Explorer to open the browser in a new window.
4. Open Internet Explorer Using Cortana
In case you have set up Hey Cortana, you can ask your digital assistant to open Internet Explorer on your Windows 10 Computer by saying, “Hey Cortana Open Internet Explorer“.
You will see Cortana immediately opening the familiar Internet Explorer browser on your computer.
How to PIN Internet Explorer to Task Bar in Windows 10
An easy way of making Internet Explorer readily accessible on your computer is to pin it to the taskbar. This will allow you to easily open IE, whenever you want to.
Start typing Internet Explorer in the Windows 10 search bar. You will immediately see Internet Explorer coming up at the top of the Search results (See image below).
Right-click on Internet Explorer and then click on Pin to Task bar option in the contextual menu that appears.
This will PIN the Internet Explorer icon to the Taskbar of your Computer, making it easy to locate and access IE browser on your Computer (See image below).
How to Install Internet Explorer in Windows 10
In some cases, you may not be able to find Internet Explorer on your Windows 10 computer. In such cases, you can Install Internet Explorer from the “Programs and Features” section of your Windows 10 computer.
Open Control Panel on your computer. You can do this by typing “Control Panel” and clicking on the Best Math result.
On the Control Panel screen, make sure that you are in the “Large icons” view and click on Programs and Features.
On Programs and Features screen, click on Turn Windows Features On or Off Link.
On the next screen, scroll down and check the box next to Internet Explorer.
Click on OK to start the process of Installing Internet Explorer on your Windows 10 Computer.
Once Internet Explorer is installed on your computer, you can pin IE to the taskbar, so that you can easily access and use the Internet Explorer Browser on your Windows 10 Computer.