Make SharePoint Shortcut always open in Internet Explorer

June 26th, 2013 | Categories: Software

Let’s face it. Internet Explorer is still the best browser for using with SharePoint. If you or any of your clients have a different default browser you might run into issues if you place a shortcut to SharePoint on your desktop.

To make sure that SharePoint opens in Internet Explorer (considering you still have it installed), you can do the following:

  1. Copy the shortcut to Internet Explorer to your desktop (or make a copy if you already have one). Do not copy existing links to any sites.
    Create an extra shortcut to IE on desktop
  2. Rename shortcut to make sense
  3. Right click it, select Properties and select Shortcut tab. Now in the Target field leave original text and add completely at the end (outside of quotation marks) the URL to your SharePoint site
  4. Confirm changes with OK key and enjoy your IE SharePoint experience