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I am running Windows 10 and need to be able to use Internet Explorer for some work, but I can't seem to locate it. I've already tried typing 'Internet Explorer' in Cortana search but it didn't work.

How can I open Internet Explorer on Windows 10?

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Press Win+R and type iexplore

Happy browsings! :)

  • and if that doesn't work, you can always download internet explorer – Blaine Oct 18 '16 at 4:11
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    @Blaine How exactly is that done? Internet Explorer 11 cannot be downloaded on Windows 10 – Ramhound Oct 18 '16 at 4:50

If you can't find Internet Explorer, open the Turn Features On or Off dialog in control panel->program & features and make sure the Internet Explorer is selected:

[screenshot of windows features dialog

If the checkbox is missing, set it, click on OK, install IE and now you can find it via search or start IE with iexplore.exe in run dialog.


You can also open the page in Microsoft Edge, go to the menu at top right and select 'Open in Internet Explorer'

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