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Internet Explorer has disappeared from my Start Menu. I know it's still "somewhere" because some apps still manage to launch it.

However, I have been unable to find an .exe file in order to do a shortcut. Is there a way to re-add it to the start menu?

(I have tried unistalling and reinstalling, but it didn't work.)

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You could make a shortcut from C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe, however if you're referring to the default Internet shortcut at the top of the default start menu ( not the classic start menu ), there is an easier way to restore that.

By default start menu I mean this one (disregard the classic theme):

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As you can see, there is the default browser and default email client at the top. Internet Explorer will be in place of Firefox for you.

  • Right click the taskbar and select Properties
  • Go to the Start Menu tab and click Customize (for the regular start menu, not classic)
  • At the bottom under show on start menu check the internet checkbox and select Internet Explorer as the browser:

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  • Hit OK on each window.
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Perfect, thanks. –  JDelage Dec 25 '09 at 21:09
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The Internet Explorer executable is called iexplore.exe.

Mine is in C:\$PROGRAM_FILES\Internet Explorer, having upgraded to IE8 in XP.

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For some strange reason on my C drive it's under C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386 . –  JDelage Dec 25 '09 at 21:06
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