When trying to open IE from Start screen it flashes, but does not open

 Hi  I am running Windows 8/8.1 and have lost my internet explorer. It is pinned to my start screen but when I touch the icon there is just a quick flash and IE does not open. It is my choice of browser in the browser choice box which tells me IE is installed, so where has it gone......is there anyone out there who can help ?

<Original title - Ric E Harland >

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Might try to set a custom default and see if that fixes the problem .........

Windows Key + X
Select "Control Panel"

Select "Programs"

Select "Default Programs"
Select "Set Program access and computer defaults"
You will get a message "Do you want to allow .......etc?  YES
Click the small down arrow to the far right of "Custom"
Under "Choose a default web browser", click "Internet Explorer"
CHECK the box "Enable access to this program" (if not already checked)
Click OK
restart your computer

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Last updated November 13, 2018 Views 1,159 Applies to:

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