IE Went Missing

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  1. JustAsIAm

    JustAsIAm New Member

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    I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate. I also installed Firefox. I went looking for the Internet Explorer icon as well as any option on the Start menu and I cannot seem to find it anywhere.

    How do I get it back?
     
  2. tblount

    tblount New Member

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    Never heard of that... but you can run Windows Explorer.. go to \program files\internet explorer and right click on iexplore.exe and pen to start menu.
    Or right click on your desktop and select New Shortcut and simply put in \program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe and save it.
     
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    JustAsIAm New Member

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    Hmm, I looked in the "/Program Files/Internet Explorer" as well as the "/Program Files (x86)/Internet Explorer" folders and cannot find any file named "iexplore.exe". I only see "ieinstal.exe" & "ielowutil.exe".

    Ideas?
     
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    Did you try the shortcut ?

    try this.. click Start and copy and paste this line in the field and press enter

    \program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
     
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    JustAsIAm New Member

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    I did that and it says that the program does not exist. How do I get it back?
     
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    Run this command from the command prompt

    SFC /scannow
     
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    I found the problem. In the Control Panel | Programs and Features | Windws Features area, "Internet Explorer" was unchecked. Thanks for the help.
     
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    I still don't see how that would have removed iexplore.exe If unchecking it did anything it should have removed the entire folder.

    Could iexplore.exe be a hidden file? By default , under Folder Options \ view hidden files are not shown unless you check the box to show them.
     

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