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

Comments (17)
  1. Anonymous says:

    I was stuck on getting a specific URL to open, never would have thought it was so simple. Thanks!

  2. Dharmesh Vyas says:

    The Simplest way is

    @Start iexplore

    with this you don't need to know it it is a 32 bit or 64 bit os

  3. Sasidaran from Paandicheri says:

    Really superb….

  4. cody says:

    Not working on win 8

  5. cody says:

    Not working on win 8

  6. Ujjwal says:

    PRESS Windows key + R
    IN RUN BOX TYPE – iexplore.exe

  7. Spy says:

    With win 8,you have to run as admin

  8. Spy says:

    With win 8,you have to run as admin

  9. helpdeskEagle says:

    I tried the code but I guess since I have firefox as my default browser it opens a tab on my current session. Is there a way to open up IE 11? I also specifically wrote the IE.exe

  10. rahul says:

    hi, can you pls let me know how to open Internet Explore with Different user name and password.
    It should not asked user name password again n again

  11. Richard says:

    Most complicated windows OS 10 ever generated created. no wonder it is free. Most of my friends have dumped it

  12. Richard says:

    Most complicated windows OS 10 ever generated created. no wonder it is free. Most of my friends have dumped it

  13. Ken says:

    From MDT, the command hangs with a little yellow tooltip that has a URL for setting the default browser.

  14. sgislain says:

    For something which always works, on every machine, with any path, I do this: First, type explorer.exe Then, in the file path of Win Explorer, type a URL such as This will open IE

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