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IE 11 has vanished W8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    W8.1

    IE 11 has vanished W8.1


    No icon on desktop. No icon on Quick Launch, search on Start Button Search for INTERNET EXPLORER gets no hits.

    Does not appear as an item in METRO. Metro search does not find it.

    I can find iexplore.exe in c:\program files\internet explorer with Windows Explorer ... and it runs from there.

    I can find iexplore.exe in c:\program files (x86)\internet explorer with Windows Explorer ... and it runs from there.

    Otherwise ... cannot find it anywhere else. Do not care to merely create shortcut on desktop.

    Help appreciated in advance.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Welcome to the Forum !


    There may be an easier solution, but try a System Restore. Recommend option 2.


    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    W8.1


    I appreciate the suggestion and will keep it in mind if I can't fix it with some other suggestions. Thank you.
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  4. #4


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Try to rebuild icon cache Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Also try from Command Prompt (Admin) copy and paste
    sfc /scannow
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    W8.1


    CBS.log
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Try to rebuild icon cache Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Also try from Command Prompt (Admin) copy and paste
    sfc /scannow
    Thank you ... very much. Icon rebuild did not appear to fix anything. SFC though returned (and fixed) errors. The log file is attached (pretty large).

    I also ran a WINFIX/IEFIX utility from IOBIT .. and due to SFC and/or IOBIT .. the problem seems to be repaired.

    Thank you ... immensely.
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  6. #6


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by WacoJohn View Post
    CBS.log
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Try to rebuild icon cache Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Also try from Command Prompt (Admin) copy and paste
    sfc /scannow
    Thank you ... very much. Icon rebuild did not appear to fix anything. SFC though returned (and fixed) errors. The log file is attached (pretty large).

    I also ran a WINFIX/IEFIX utility from IOBIT .. and due to SFC and/or IOBIT .. the problem seems to be repaired.

    Thank you ... immensely.
    Probably the SFC fixed the issue, your very welcome, anytime, glad it is fixed!!!
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IE 11 has vanished W8.1
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