Running IE 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:


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

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