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Explorer.exe Launches Iexplorer Using Start Menu


When i start > run > explorer, i get internet explorer (iexplorer.exe) instead of windows explorer (explorer.exe)so, i have to go back and type explorer.exe to get the windows explorer to launch.
Where is this association and how do i change it so that explorer means explorer.exe not iexplorer.exe ?


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