How to Restore Internet Explorer in Windows 8 Start Screen

Windows 8 Operating System supports you to access default Internet Explorer browser either from Metro app screen or Desktop mode. The metro interface app of Internet Explorer has been presented especially for touch-enabled devices like tablets.

If you have configured different Internet browsers as a default  browser in the metro screen then Internet Explorer tile can disappear from the Windows 8 Start Screen. Sometimes you may remove Internet Explorer tile by mistake from metro screen and wish to return back.

Tips for restoring missing Internet Explorer tile in the metro screen –

First tips -

windows 8 internet explorer default set

In some cases, you wish to set Internet Explorer as the default browser in Windows 8 then it is a simple method.

  • Go to metro app search box via pressing shortcut (windows key + F ) and typing internet explorer.
  • Now you will get Internet Explorer app in the left panel search results.
windows 8 search results
  • Choose Internet Explorer Icon and right-click on it. Then some menu options display at the bottom and choose Pin to start option.
windows 8 bottom settings panel
  • As a result, you will get Internet Explorer app inside your metro screen.

Second Tips –

  • Press shortcut Windows key + R to open Run dialog box.
  • Type cmd and click on OK button.

1 Run Command

  • Command prompt window is launched. Type this command

C:\Windows\System32\ie4uinit.exe -UserIconConfig

  •  Pressing Enter  button.
  • Now it will add Internet Explorer tile in your metro screen automatically.

Third Tips

If you want to add Internet Explorer desktop version shortcut  in the metro screen

  • Open File Explorer.
  • Copy this path and paste in address bar - C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer 
  • Then right-click on the explorer icon and choose Create shortcut from the right panel and select yes for desktop from confirmation box.

windows would not create a shortcut

  • Set opted name for the Internet Explorer icon and make a right-click on it. choose Pin to Start option.

pin to start

In these ways, you can restore Internet Explorer Tile in the Metro screen through any of above tips.

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