How to Open and Use Internet Explorer on Windows 11?


One of the oldest software in Windows operating systems is Internet Explorer, Which is introduced in 1995 along with Windows 95. Up to 2013, it was the primary browser for every Windows operating system.

But, the Microsoft team changed their concerns in 2015 to introduce a brand new browser, Edge. After establishing the Edge browser, Edge became the default browser in Windows 10, and Internet Explorer took the back seat.

Although, Microsoft ended its support for Internet Explorer on 15 June 2022, and it will no longer receive any updates. But, for older websites, the firm introduced IE mode in the Edge browser to make the websites backward compatible. Apart from that, the firm has hidden IE (Internet Explorer) in Windows 11. That means an average user can not find and access it. Also, when you directly launch it, it will automatically redirect you to Microsoft Edge.

If you want to use Internet Explorer on Windows 11, this risewindows article will guide you to open Internet Explorer in Windows 11 by two methods. We will review both these ways, and you can use either.

How to Open Internet Explorer in Windows 11 using Notepad?

Do these steps to open and use Internet Explorer in Windows 11 via a simple Notepad file:-

Step 1. Open a Notepad file.

Step 2. Copy and paste the following in the Notepad file:-


Step 3. Tap on the File menu to pick Save as an option.

Step 4. Choose a location you want to save your file, and name the file with the VBS extension, such as ie.vbs.

Step 5. Next, choose the All files option in the drop-down menu “Save as type.”

Step 6. Hit the Save button.

Double-click on the VBS file you created to access Internet Explorer.

How to Launch Internet Explorer on Windows 11 through Internet Options?

Follow these steps to open Internet Explorer in Windows 11 by Internet Options:-

Step 1. Tap on the Search button and type Internet Options.

Step 2. Tap on the Internet Options in the available search results.

Step 3. Switch to the Programs tab on the Internet Properties window.

Step 4. Press the Manage add-ons button under the “Manage add-ons” section.

Step 5. Tap on the Learn more about toolbars and extensions to open Internet Explorer instantly.

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