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How to create a shortcut to a website using Internet Explorer – KB10391484


This will be useful in cases where the client needs to use Internet Explorer to run a web app but normally uses a different browser.

To get this going first you need to create a IE shortcut on the desktop.

(obviously there are other ways to get the shortcut but this is the foolproof way if you can’t find it or are having trouble with getting one)

1. Run IE

2. Open task manager and find the IE process

3. right click on it and select ‘open file location



4. From there you will get an explorer window that pops up



5. Right click on iexplore.exe , got Send to and select Send to Desktop

6. Go to the desktop, right click on the IE shortcut and select Properties


7. You will get a window like this. Copy the Target path to a notepad


8. Append the Target path with the website address. Be sure to put a space between the Target and website. Also the website needs double quotes around it. Copy / paste it into the Target box of the shortcut


“C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe” “http://www.domain-name.com”

9. Hit OK then click on the Shortcut and it should open the site. At this point you can also rename or change the shortcuts icon.