How come Internet Explorer has disappeared from my computer?

by on April 7, 2010

Q: I have lost Internet explorer and it appears all I have is the desktop icon and the Explorer name in the programme files. I followed a previous Ask geek question about this and got as far as going to – Start – Control panel – Internet options – and then no further as when I tried to open Internet options there was a brief screen movement as though it tried to do something then nothing? This started when I could not access the net via Internet Explorer. I can access via another browser but am puzzled as to where Int exp has gone.

One Response to “How come Internet Explorer has disappeared from my computer?”

    HI Thanks for the replies But no result so far mainly as I probably have not given all the info needed to resolve. I had installed (unwisely I believe) Int ex 8 on windows 7 XP and it appeared to function ok. I was away for a month and had all sorts of issues on my return. I managed to locate programme files by Right click on the Icon Int Ex in programme files and going to Properties and from there access to “find traget” and then revealing a page of icons. Two of which were exp 7 and exp 8.
    When I went to Control panel in the process “How can I completely remove Internet Explorer 8?” in the leist of related answers above. Int expl 8 is not listed but int expl 7 is? – I do not want to remove this? It appears starnge that I have found a file by going through the “find target” path and not the other??