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Launch (Run) Internet Explorer From Command Prompt or Batch File

It is super simple to launch IE from a command prompt.  But hey, if you do not know how, it may not be so easy to find.  Went looking online for the answer and was surprised it was not a well documented process.  So here is the process.

You actually have to launch the executable and you can use the address as the first parameter.


On my system it would look like this…

“C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”

Notice the quotes in the path… This is required due to having spaces in the path names

if on a 64 bit OS and want to run Internet Explorer in x86 mode just change the path like this…

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”

Run Internet Explorer (IE) from Command Prompt or Batch File

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Dan Stolts (The "ITProGuru") is a technology expert who is a master of systems management and security. He is proficient in many Microsoft products especially in the server area (Windows Server, System Center, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization, Etc) and holds many certifications including MCT, MCITP, MCSE, TS, etc. Dan is currently specializing in System Management and Security and is also very passionate about virtualization technologies. Dan is and has been a very active member of the community. He is president of Boston User Groups, Founder of Virtualization Group Boston, Founder of North East Leaders and serves on many IT Community group boards. He is in the process of writing his first book on building technology communities. He is a believer in social networking and can be reached on twitter @ITProGuru. He has participated in many non-technology community groups such as: Rotary Club, Lions Club, local Chambers of Commerce and is a mentor for the local high schools. Dan is an enthusiastic advocate of technology and is passionate about helping others. Dan's lifelong passion has been and continues to be to help and teach others!

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