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How can one fix the problem of Internet Explorer running with add-ons disabled?

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Quick Answer

Although there are a variety of ways to fix the issue of Internet Explorer running with add-ons disabled, the most common method is to utilize the Microsoft Fix It tool. An automatic fix is not necessary, and some users may find it easier to do without a program. The process takes approximately five to 10 minutes.

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How can one fix the problem of Internet Explorer running with add-ons disabled?
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  1. Delete the desktop Internet Explorer icon

    Right-click on the current Internet Explorer icon on the desktop, and click Delete. Be sure to delete the icon from the Recycle Bin as well. Alternatively, hold the Shift key, and press Delete while the Internet Explorer icon is highlighted to permanently delete it.

  2. Locate the correct Internet Explorer shortcut

    Click the Start menu, and look for the Internet Explorer icon. If the icon is not in the Start menu, search the Programs or All Programs folders.

  3. Replace the desktop Internet Explorer icon

    Right-click on the Internet Explorer icon, and drag it from the Start menu to the desktop. Click Copy Here or Create Shortcut Here to create a new shortcut.

  4. Verify that add-ons are enabled

    To ensure that the issue is fixed, open Internet Explorer, and check to be sure the browser does not start with add-ons disabled. Contact Microsoft Support if the issue is not resolved.

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