Open Internet Explorer 8 Directly into InPrivateBrowsing

by Eric Geier [Published on 1 July 2010 / Last Updated on 1 July 2010]

How to make IE8 start in the InPrivateBrowsing mode.

If you prefer to open Internet Explorer 8 directly into the InPrivateBrowsing mode, you can edit or create a shortcut, adding -private to the end of the location.

For example:
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -private

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Eric Geier is an author of many wireless networking and computing books including Home Networking All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies (Wiley 2008) and 100 Things You Need to Know about Upgrading to Windows Vista (Que 2007).

The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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