It's really strange, I do not have IE on my machine. It's not I lost my shortcut question, I really don't have it.

I just don't have it in my system32 folder. I want to test some polyfills, that are not working in edge, but should work in IE. But I can't, becuase it's missing.

Any idea how to restore it?enter image description here

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    My iexplore.exe is located in C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer on Windows 10 – MC10 May 24 '16 at 13:32
  • Tnx, however, I have only iediagcmd, ieinstal and ielowutil there (and several folders and dlls) – Alex Zhukovskiy May 24 '16 at 13:37

Right-click Start, click Command Prompt (Admin). Type:

sfc /scanfile="c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe"

See if that restores it. Let's know.

Also, check if IE is enabled in Optional Features.

Press WinKey + R, and type optionalfeatures.exe Enable the checkbox for Internet Explorer, and click OK.

If it's already enabled, uncheck it, click OK. Repeat the steps and enable the checkbox again, and click OK.

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  • Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation. – Alex Zhukovskiy May 24 '16 at 13:47
  • Thank you, problem was in disabled IE feature. I could really find it out myself, but anyway I didn't encounter any related information about it except how to recover missing IE shortcut, so I think it would be helpful for community. – Alex Zhukovskiy May 24 '16 at 14:00
  • You're very welcome. Glad to be of assistance. – w32sh May 24 '16 at 14:05

Internet Explorer, iexplore.exe, will be located in C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer. If it does not appear there, Internet Explorer has been turned off in Windows Features.

To enable it, search for Windows Features and select Turn Windows features on or off.

Windows Features

Then check the box next to Internet Explorer 11.

Internet Explorer 11

You will need to restart the computer to apply these changes.

Source: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/27095-internet-explorer-install-uninstall-windows-10-a.html

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  • I upvote you too, becuase you both are right. Thank you for help. – Alex Zhukovskiy May 24 '16 at 14:01

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