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  • I recently upgraded one of our workstations from Window's 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro and somehow during that upgrade, the executable for internet explorer 11 and many of it's core .dll files disappeared. So I then decided to copy the internet explorer directories from C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer , and C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer respectively. I was able to get the program to run however, I cannot set it as my default browser. It does not come up as a choice in the "set default programs" menu. Also just to be safe, I did run the SFC.exe to check the file system for errors, and It did not find any. Is there a way to fix this? Also is there a reason why program files for internet explorer would sudden disappear after upgrading to Windows 10?
    Thursday, August 25, 2016 1:24 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    It seems that there is an article may relate to your problem, please refer to the link:

     

    Find lost files after the update to Windows 10:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12386/windows-10-find-lost-files-after-update

     

    In addition, this article may also help you.

     

    Windows 10 May Delete Your Programs Without Asking:

    http://www.howtogeek.com/243581/windows-10-may-delete-your-programs-without-asking/

    Please Note: Since the websites are not hosted by Microsoft, the links may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

     

    If the problem still persists, I’m afraid there is something wrong with IE, you may need to repair or reinstall it.

     

    How to repair or reinstall Internet Explorer in Windows:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/318378

     

    Best Regards,

    Tao


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    Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:37 PM
  • the executable for internet explorer 11 and many of it's core .dll files disappeared.

    Sounds like  Internet Explorer  got unchecked in  Windows Features.  Apparently it can also sometimes even be removed from there (possibly due to installing another browser), in which case you may have to resort to using PowerShell or DISM to get it back.  If that is unchecked (or acting as if it is) SFC won't try to "fix" that.

    FYI



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Saturday, August 27, 2016 4:14 PM
    Answerer

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    It seems that there is an article may relate to your problem, please refer to the link:

     

    Find lost files after the update to Windows 10:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12386/windows-10-find-lost-files-after-update

     

    In addition, this article may also help you.

     

    Windows 10 May Delete Your Programs Without Asking:

    http://www.howtogeek.com/243581/windows-10-may-delete-your-programs-without-asking/

    Please Note: Since the websites are not hosted by Microsoft, the links may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

     

    If the problem still persists, I’m afraid there is something wrong with IE, you may need to repair or reinstall it.

     

    How to repair or reinstall Internet Explorer in Windows:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/318378

     

    Best Regards,

    Tao


    Please remember to <b>mark the replies as an answers</b> if they help and <b> unmark</b> them if they provide no help.<br/> If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact <a href="mailto:tnmff@microsoft.com"> tnmff@microsoft.com</a>.

    Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:37 PM
  • the executable for internet explorer 11 and many of it's core .dll files disappeared.

    Sounds like  Internet Explorer  got unchecked in  Windows Features.  Apparently it can also sometimes even be removed from there (possibly due to installing another browser), in which case you may have to resort to using PowerShell or DISM to get it back.  If that is unchecked (or acting as if it is) SFC won't try to "fix" that.

    FYI



    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---

    Saturday, August 27, 2016 4:14 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi,

    We haven’t heard from you for a couple of days, have you solved the problem? How about the solution we have provided? We are looking forward to your good news.

    Best Regards,

    Tao


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    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:49 AM