Change or reset Internet Explorer settings

Change settings for Internet Explorer

There are many changes you can make to customize your browsing experience in Internet Explorer. To view all settings and options, open Internet Explorer in the desktop, select the Tools  button, and then select Internet options.


Reset Internet Explorer settings

You can reset Internet Explorer settings to what they were when Internet Explorer was first installed on your PC. This can be useful for troubleshooting problems that may be caused by settings changed after installation. Note that resetting Internet Explorer isn't reversible, and all previous settings are lost after reset.

  1. Close all Internet Explorer windows. Select the Tools button, and then select Internet options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab, and then select Reset.
  3. In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, select Reset.
  4. When Internet Explorer finishes applying default settings, select Close, and then select OK. Restart your PC to apply changes.
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Article ID: 17441 - Last Review: Apr 27, 2016 - Revision: 20

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Internet Explorer
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