Find Internet Explorer in Windows 10

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If you upgraded to Windows 10 and found you are forced to use Microsoft’s new web browser (Edge) Small-Edgeand aside from maybe just not liking it, or not wanting to get used to it, you want or even need the old Internet ExplorerSmall-ie.  You can still get it back very easily.  In fact, it was never gone, it is just hidden.  Here’s how to make IE11 visible again in Windows 10.


  1. Click the Start Button and type in “internet explorer”
  2. You will see the familiar blue e with the gold ring around it.  Right click on the icon and select “ping to start”
  3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 again this time when you right click select “ping to taskbar” if you want it have it in the taskbar as well as the start menu.
  4. If you only want it in the task bar and not the start menu, search again like step 1 but when you right click on the icon select “unpin from start”.
  5. That’s it!  You can search for anything to pin or unpin from start menu or taskbar.


About Daniel Gauthier

work as a peace officer in various forms. Daniel wrote a book in 2009 called “Tech-Knowledgy” which got him on television and radio a few times. The concept behind the book was “to level the playing field between computer techs and non-techies so they don’t get take advantage of”. Daniel has a couple certifications including MCP and A+; he is preparing to write the Network+ exam and has studied CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and CHFI (Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator). Daniel has run his own computer service business “TwinBytes” since 2004. He has done a few talks on cyber security and generally enjoys training, educating and helping others.