Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

Repair Internet Explorer

Sometimes things go wrong with PC’s.

When that something is your web browser, and you cannot surf the ‘net, or log in to your email, or Google Docs, well, that kind of defeats the whole purpose of having a computer.

There can be many reasons your browser can get ‘corrupted’ – from viruses, to Updates failing to install properly, and also “cookies” can ‘go bad’ – and so there is no 1-click-cures-all, (wouldn’t that be great?) but here are some things you can do to try to get Internet Explorer working like it should, and/or working like you want it to .
[note: much of the practical steps described in the article links below can be applied to other web browsers.. ]

IE_iconRestore Missing Favorites In IE*

Internet Explorer Runtime Error!!*

Quick Tip: Turn on ClearType in Internet Explorer

Can’t Download? Reset IE

How To Clear Your Cache

View Multiple Mail Identities in One Browser

Extracting text from Web pages*

Precautions for your Internet privacy*

Quick Tip: Customize new tabs behavior

IE’s Menu bar, Taskbar icons, and bad Updates*

Internet/E-mail Troubleshooting – JavaScript

What is a “homepage”?

How to use tabs in IE 7

Saving webpages as files

I hope you found this resource helpful.

Today’s quote:Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.” ~ Thomas Carlyle

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March 19, 2012 - Posted by | advice, computers, how to, IE 7, ie 8, IE 9, Internet, Microsoft, tech, troubleshooting | , , ,


  1. Since I keep so many tabs in my Firefox open at 1 times(even with using BarTab), sometimes when I go to open, it won’t restore tabs. So I make 2 backups a day, every day. One sandboxed and the other not… at 9 am and 5 pm every day using FEBE. FEBE Firefox Extension Takes me 3 mins to restore my browser to its best. :)

    I don’t use IE enough to screw it up..LOL I think I may have opened it up(by mistake) once this year.


    Comment by delenn13 | March 19, 2012 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      It’s been a long time since I mentioned FEBE here… And I confess I had kind of forgotten about it, so thank you for the reminder.

      (Trying to cut down on my browser tabs habit, you see..)

      –> Folks, Sandboxie was the 2010 winner of my coveted FOTIS Award (Click the link, and read why). The Internet has become such a dangerous place, that I recommend – whenever possible – surfing with your browser (and/or computer) “sandboxed”, and my recommended tool for that is Sandboxie. To read more about this great security program, please click here.


      Comment by techpaul | March 19, 2012 | Reply

  2. Hey Paul…Good Karma here…timely as well! Your previous and current postings about Internet Explorer were a big help in resolving some problems I was having on my X P. (yes…I know X P’s are in the family of the Relics, ha.)
    Mainly, I was dealing with the Up Dates,Java Script,Task Bar Icons…it seemed as if everything was out of whack.
    Remembering that you had written on this subject …I went through the menu of all your postings. Without much “to-do” Eureka…I found what I needed… great!
    I proceeded and with the help of a friend, we got those things “up-and running-smoothly-again.”
    My friend was very impressed with the Immediate help we found on your blog.
    Thanks, Paul for this… also for all that you write about. Now…to go through my Sony Laptop stuff…to fine tune it… with the help of Tech-For Everyone.


    Comment by Gaia | March 20, 2012 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      Thank you for this. I am always gratified to hear when I have helped someone out, and they have found my writing efforts helpful.


      Comment by techpaul | March 20, 2012 | Reply

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