Internet Explorer 6.0

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NameInternet Explorer
License Free to use
Votes 6
Wine Version1.6-rc5
Free Download Internet Explorer 6 (full)
Free Download Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (downloader)
Free Download InstMsiA.exe for msls31.dll
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Internet Explorer 6

Provides a flexible and reliable browsing experience with enhanced Web privacy features for all Windows users.
This version includes a full installation of the Web browser and the most recent version of Outlook Express, the e-mail client that is included with Internet Explorer.

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Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

What does not

What was not tested
Figuring out which of the many overrides may actually help.

Additional Comments

Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 13 20131.6-rc5 No Not installable Garbage Ken Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 21 20121.5.11 No Not installable Garbage an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 04 20121.5.5 No Not installable Garbage an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 22 20101.2-rc1 Yes Yes Silver Michael Lancaster 
ShowopenSUSE 11.2May 20 20101.1.44 Yes Yes Bronze an anonymous user 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
5989 Cannot run uninstall for IE6 NEW View
22603 IE6 can't print at all. NEW View
23134 iexplore does not correctly detect proxy details NEW View
27428 Internat Explorer 6 'internet options' crashes on unimplemented function inetcpl.cpl.AddInternetPropertySheetsEx NEW View
27429 Drop-down list search auto-select not working in IE6 NEW View
29986 IE6 and IE4 have greenish toolbar icons NEW View

Winetricks Installation

The best way to install IE 6 is to use winetricks!

  1. Download winetricks
  2. Let winetricks install IE6
    WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_ie6 sh winetricks -q ie6
  3. Start IE
    WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_ie6 wine ~/.wine_ie6/drive_c/Program\ Files/Internet\ Explorer/IEXPLORE.EXE


This note was originally added to IE Version 5, but may be relevant to all versions.

Don't run IE on an RW mounted DOS partition !
Pretty problematic directory renaming/corruption can happen.
This seems to happen if Wine doesn't have access to certain Windows registry keys.
Renames e.g. "Program Files" to "$!$!$!$!.pfr" and does other horrible things.
BTW, it does not only happen with IE, as it seems to be a generic Windows Setup process of Explorer which is doing this, which can be launched under multiple circumstances.
To be safe, use a backup copy only, i.e. copy all relevant windows files over e.g. to an ext2 partition.


If you are using IEs4linux, please report all bugs to ie4linux's creators.


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