Recovering Internet Explorer

Issue/Question

Internet Explorer is no longer listed or launching on my computer.

Environment

  • Windows 8.1+

Cause

Upgrading Windows 8 to a newer version of Windows can cause an issue where Internet Explorer will no longer launch.

Resolution

  1. Run Command Prompt as Administrator.
  2. Type ie4uinit.exe -UserIconConfig and press Enter.
  3. Internet Explorer should now be recovered.
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Details

Article ID: 1717
Created
Wed 8/26/15 2:07 PM
Modified
Wed 7/22/20 2:18 PM