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Internet Explorer Vs. Windows Explorer

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 by | Filed Under: I've Always Wanted To Know..., Quick Tips, Using The Internet

Here’s a common mix-up I hear people make a lot. It’s also one that can be quite confusing if you’re trying to troubleshoot a tech problem. Sometimes, people confuse Windows Explorer with Internet Explorer. There’s a big difference.

File Explorer in Windows 10 browsing the Pictures folder in OneDrive

Internet Explorer is a browser that you use to visit sites online. Windows Explorer is a file manager that helps you organize and find files on your PC.

Got it? Great!

~ Cynthia

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3 Responses to “Internet Explorer Vs. Windows Explorer”

  1. Jos Sheen says:

    If the Dumbos at MS had kept it as the perfectly descriptive “File Manager” then there wouldn’t have been a problem :/

  2. Roger Champagne says:

    now know how to find my files easily

  3. Larry Davidson says:

    Thanks, I too was not sure..

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