Sometimes it can be a problem when you need a specific website to open in Internet Explorer and your default browser is another like Firefox. To create a shortcut that only opens in Internet Explorer follow this guide. Right click on your Desktop and click New, then Shortcut.

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A wizard will open, click the “Browse” button and search to C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe. Select it and click OK.

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At the end of the line (after iexplore.exe) type in the web address of the site you wish to open e.g. “http://www.website.com” – entering the quote marks as well. Click next and then enter the name for your new Shortcut, click Finish.

 

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When your new shortcut is clicked it will now only open in Internet Explorer.

Watch a video guide here on Youtube.