Searching for best xp directory to use iexplore.exe

November 17, 2012 at 19:29:21
Specs: Windows XP, 2.80GHz/2GB
c:\windows\system32\dllcache works quite well. Is it best?

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#1
November 17, 2012 at 19:38:30
Can you rephrase the question please.

Are you looking for a good search program?

Are you looking for an Explorer replacement?


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#2
November 17, 2012 at 21:00:01
BIS pre
iexplore.exe appears in several directories on my computer. The directory I showed seems pretty good. Is it the best directory to point my link to, from the desktop or is there a better location. Once finding the best location, should I be deleting all the other appearances of iexplore.exe in the other directories?

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#3
November 17, 2012 at 21:23:02
"should I be deleting all the other appearances of iexplore.exe in the other directories?"
NO.

Are you having problems with the computer?

If so, tell us what they are.


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#4
November 18, 2012 at 04:12:22
"c:\windows\system32\dllcache works quite well. Is it best?"

Best for what purpose?

Unless you really understand what you doing the c:\windows folder and all of it's subfolders should not be deleted or modified in any way. In fact, most computer users should consider it a black box, you know it exists but make no attempt to directly access it's contents. Don't think that duplicate system files can be safely deleted. In most cases they cannot.

Be very wary of deleting files from folders you did not explicitly create. In most cases it is the wrong thing to do and could have disastrous results for your system.


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#5
November 18, 2012 at 09:29:15
The main iexplore.exe location in XP is C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer but, as has already been mentioned, do not delete duplicated files. They are often there for a very good reason.

I am not entirely sure what you mean by "the best directory to point my link to". With Favorites (including the Favorites Toolbar) the links are made automatically. What exactly are you trying to do? If you are trying to create a shortcut to IE then use the location I have given.

What is BIS pre in #2?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
November 18, 2012 at 20:07:37
My goal: To eliminate a gizillian times clicking Internet Explorer8 in order to get on to the Internet.So I decided to examine the differences between the times (if there were more than one), that iexplore.exe existed, and found it existed in 14 directories. I changed my link from one whose directory looked like a huge hexidecimal address, to a servicepack directory, which showed a great improvement, and then to the directory I showed which had an even better response. I was also thinking of using Registry First Aid, to delete only the least invasive links to iexplore.exe. Then wait about a week, and if nothing weird happened do the same with other functions, as was explained after reading what about four technicians wrote up on the subject. But not will try the directory you told me about. Thank you very much. Incidentally, I was only thinking about deleting only the duplicate files in those other directories, not anymore than that - and only one at a time!

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#7
November 18, 2012 at 20:10:45
Incidentally BIS Pre, was what I thought I was being asked before answering, to make sure I was a person and not a machine!

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#8
November 18, 2012 at 20:12:32
The reason I looked into this is because for a very long time (perhaps a year), I had to click Internet Explorer 8, many many times to get on to the internet. So I decided to examine if iexplore.exe existed more than once, that is in different directories. At first it was in some directory that looked like a big hexidecimal address. Then I saw a larger iexplore in a servicepack directory. It worked much better. Then, the last one I used, ending in dllcache, worked even better. In total, I noticed about 14 different directories that had iexplore.exe! So, the next thing I had in mind, was to choose the right directory for the link. Also, to use Registry First Aid, (after studying what about four technicians wrote (warup about registry programs, and eliminate only the least invasive links to iexplore.exe, in order to speed up things. Of course keeping a backup, where I bought a 32GB sandisk, (much more than needed for this purpose). And waiting a while to see if anything strange happens, do the same with other things, but not too much at any one time.
PS. I have interest in studing more about compouter tech stuff to eventually become equivelant to a level III computer tech. To start I have developed automated communication between non-compatible computers and wrote a book called: Mastering Computers, For the Beginner, User and Troubleshooter, but not selling it anymore!

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#9
November 18, 2012 at 20:19:16
"and found it existed in 14 directories"
Only two on my XP Pro SP3.

Run these & see how many you have left. I use them on every comp I work on.

Wise Disk Cleaner ( Run the 1st three tabs, left to right. I use default settings, leave boxes that are unchecked, unchecked )
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.wisecleaner.com/download...

Wise Registry Cleaner ( Only use Registry Cleaner with default settings )
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.wisecleaner.com/wiseregi...


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#10
November 18, 2012 at 20:31:54
The location I gave you in #5 is the right one but if some other one works best for you then who am I to say otherwise. There must be a reason the proper one doesn't work though - nobody else seems to have to do all that clicking to get IE to open.

I would not manually delete any files, they are only sitting there and won't affect anything at all. There's an unexplained myth that has surrounded computers for years - that there is some benefit in deleting files. It won't speed anything up and can only cause issues.

Even programs like Registry First Aid have dubious benefit. Mostly they remove invalid entries that are just ignored by the system anyhow. Unfortunately they have also been known to remove valid ones and cause problems.

Leave the darned thing alone LOL.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#11
November 18, 2012 at 20:43:22
"Leave the darned thing alone LOL."
Hi Derek, you're up early or late to bed.

If you have an old HDD or comp, give the programs I mentioned a try, I use them on XP - W7. You will be impressed.
When I start working on a non infected comp, I get stuck into it almost straight away with those & another 8 cleaners, by the time I have finished, it has the zip back in it, like a new comp.


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#12
November 19, 2012 at 07:07:47
Johnw
I keep crazy hours - almost my hallmark.

marv100
Might be interesting to see if Firefox gives the same issue. If not then IE probably needs tackling (using the normal shortcut). There is always IE repair in Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Reset button. You will loose some of your settings but most can either be sorted out fairly easily and addons will restore in time.

Registering all the IE dll's is another possible fix.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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