Running IE from the command line

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 12 Jan. 2006 / Last Updated on 12 Jan. 2006]

Here's a simple way you can run Internet Explorer from the command line...

Here's a simple way you can run Internet Explorer from the command line:

Create a new text file that contains the following line:

@start "" /b "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" %*

Rename the file e.bat

Copy this file to your profile folder C:\Documents and Settings\your_account_name

Now you can open a command prompt window and type the following:

e www.mtit.com

This will start Internet Explorer and open the URL for www.mtit.com (my own website) or any other URL you specify.

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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