My Internet Explorer is gone! What do I do?
A lot of people ask me how to restore Internet Explorer. The icons are missing from the desktop and start menu. A lot of the time people will try downloading Internet Explorer manually from the microsoft site but will get an error stating that they already have a newer version of Internet Explorer installed.
Internet Explorer is still installed on the computer! You only deleted the icons or “shortcuts” to the internet explorer program. To restore IE:
1. Click the Start button and goto “Computer” (“Computer” is called “My Computer” on XP and older editions of windows)
2. Select the C drive
3. Goto “Program Files”, then “Internet Explorer”, and then RIGHT click the icon “iexplorer.exe” and hover over “send to”, and then click “Desktop”.
There will now be an internet explorer icon on your desktop. You can now drag it to your start menu or quick launch icon toolbar.
Note, on some systems the Internet Explorer folder might be located in the “Program FilesX86″ folder and will not be in “Program Files”. If you can’t fine Internet Explorer in any of your program files folders, then you must download Internet Explorer directly from the Microsoft site.
Current version 9 is at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/downloads/ie-9/worldwide-languages
Also, I personally HATE Internet Explorer for many different reasons. I recommend you try Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, or Safari. All are free alternatives to Internet Explorer that run faster, better at loading websites over all, and less prone to viruses, spyware, and malware.