How to reset Internet Explorer to Default Settings?

Reset Internet Explorer to Default SettingsReset Internet Explorer to Default Settings

If your default search engine or homepage has been changed, or you are having adware or pop-up ads problems with Internet Explorer, resetting it can help. The reset feature fixes many issues by restoring Internet Explorer to its factory default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks and open tabs.

Resetting your browser settings will impact the settings below:

  • Default search engine and saved search engines will be reset and to their original defaults.
  • Homepage button will be hidden and the URL that you previously set will be removed.
  • Default startup tabs will be cleared. The browser will show a new tab when you startup or continue where you left off if you’re on an Internet Explorer book.
  • New Tab page will be empty unless you have a version of Internet Explorer with an extension that controls it. In that case, your page may be preserved.
  • Pinned tabs will be unpinned.
  • Content settings will be cleared and reset to their installation defaults.
  • Cookies and site data will be cleared.
  • Extensions and themes will be disabled.

You can reset Internet Explorer settings to return them to the state they were in when Internet Explorer was first installed on your PC.

  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the “gear icon” in the upper right part of your browser, then click again on Internet Options.

Reset Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  • In the “Internet Options” dialogue box, click on the “Advanced” tab, then click on the “Reset” button.

Reset Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  • In the “Internet Options” dialogue box, click on the “Advanced” tab, then click on the “Reset” button.

Reset Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  • In the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” section, select the “Delete personal settings” checkbox, then click on “Reset” button.

Reset Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  • When Internet Explorer has completed its task, click on the “Close” button in the confirmation dialogue box. You will now need to close your browser, and then you can open Internet Explorer again.

How to restore yahoo homepage in internet explorer

Restore yahoo homepage in internet explorer:

  1. Open the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Click Tools Internet explorer tools icon in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Select Internet Options from the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. Under the general tab, type www.yahoo.com to set.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Click Ok.

Tip: If you would like the page you have open set as your home page, click theUse Current button.
Tip: To see if your new home page has been set correctly, click Home IE Home Icon icon.

Change your home page for Internet Explorer:

Set up home pages so that every time you open Internet Explorer the sites you visit the most will be open and waiting for you.

  1. On the Start screen, tap or click Internet Explorer to open Internet Explorer.

  2. Go to a page that you’d like to set as a home page.

  3. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings.
    (If you’re using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Settings.)

  4. Tap or click Options, and under Home pages, tap or click Customize.

  5. Tap or click Add current site, edit the URL if you’d like, and then tap or click Add to make the site one of your home pages.

The next time you open a new browsing session, this site and any other sites you’ve set up as home pages will load automatically.