Internet Explorer

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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Application Details:

Version: 6.0
License: Free to use
Votes: 6
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.23

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Internet Explorer 6 (full) Free Download Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (downloader) Free Download InstMsiA.exe for msls31.dll

Test Results

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What works

Browsing, Flash, Windows Media Player (if installed)

What does not

Cant open a second page, doesn't show options(like file and tools) some pages don't show,


What was not tested

I guess anything I did not mention was not tested.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

To install IE6 I Installed winetricks then typed this command in terminal winetricks ie6 comctl32 comctl32.ocx corefonts fontfix gecko liberation mfc40 mfc42 msls31 ole2 pdh riched20 riched30 tahoma urlmon wininet native_mdac flash For flash to go full screen you must disable hardware acceleration.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 20.2 "Uma"Dec 10 20216.23No Not installable NoGarbageHamish McIntyre-Bhatty 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 13 20131.6-rc5No Not installable NoGarbageKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 21 20121.5.11No Not installable NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 04 20121.5.5No Not installable NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 22 20101.2-rc1Yes Yes NoSilverMichael Lancaster 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1136 No dialogArguments in modelessDialog in Internet Explorer CLOSED FIXED View
1293 Internet Explorer 6.1SP1 cannot download files. CLOSED FIXED View
1941 IE6: No scroll bars for pull-down pop-up menus too big for the screen CLOSED FIXED View
2066 Internet explorer installation through network failed CLOSED DUPLICATE View
2110 IE starts, loads page then stops responding CLOSED FIXED View
2265 Wine IE6SP1 install message: low disk space or corrupted cabinet file CLOSED FIXED View
2268 fixme:ntdll:FILE_GetNtStatus Converting errno 38 to STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL CLOSED DUPLICATE View
2308 Internet Explorer 6 Installation issue CLOSED FIXED View
2316 IE locks up with 20040615 often, worked fine with 20040505 CLOSED FIXED View
2331 IE 6.1 unstable starting with 20040615 CLOSED FIXED View
2345 List View does not notify NM_CLICK event CLOSED FIXED View
2372 Unable to install Internet Explorer SP1. CLOSED FIXED View
2528 IE6 Installation crashs, then Debugger crashs,,, CLOSED FIXED View
2558 Wine Hangs up on starting Ie6 and crashes with a so-valid exit code CLOSED ABANDONED View
2607 Internet Explorer doesn't display some pages CLOSED FIXED View
2711 IE6 does not start because of unimplemented function : shdocvw.dll.IEWinMain CLOSED FIXED View
2750 ie and java CLOSED FIXED View
2858 IE6 SP1 fails to install CLOSED FIXED View
3041 Problem in Internet Explorer when opening other windows CLOSED FIXED View
3120 Cannot load IE6 on FC4 CLOSED DUPLICATE View
3190 wine not hadling NFS correctly CLOSED INVALID View
3223 Cannot start JAVA under MSIE 6 CLOSED ABANDONED View
3317 Internet Explorer 6 shows greek characters as '?' CLOSED FIXED View
3371 IE6sp1 on 20050830 Open in new and open source window opens blank CLOSED WORKSFORME View
3388 Internet Explorer 6 refuses to install under CVS. CLOSED WORKSFORME View
3409 Problem with builtin riched32 in Internet Explorer CLOSED FIXED View
3484 IE6 font rendering broken on AMD64 wine >= 20050823 04:38:50 CLOSED FIXED View
3535 error in installation of iexplore CLOSED DUPLICATE View
3674 Number of bugs with Internet Explorer installer. CLOSED INVALID View
3753 IE 5.5 and IE 6 crash when trying Yahoo! music CLOSED WORKSFORME View
3861 ie6setup.exe crashed the first time CLOSED DUPLICATE View
4019 MSIE6: Cannot change some settings; cannot open JS popups (error 8003001e) CLOSED ABANDONED View
4380 latest wine update broke ie6 install // etc. CLOSED INVALID View
4540 internet explorer 6 crashs CLOSED FIXED View
4708 Regression (urlmon): IE6 setup crashes CLOSED FIXED View
4750 IE6 installer error - Regression CLOSED DUPLICATE View
4751 wine crashes on installing Internet Explorer CLOSED DUPLICATE View
4798 Error IE 6 SP1 instalation and others softwares CLOSED DUPLICATE View
4975 REGRESSION: IE6 doesn't install with wine 0.9.11 CLOSED INVALID View
5087 internet explorer 6 fails to install correctly CLOSED DUPLICATE View
5223 Internet Explorer doesnt work (shlwapi and shdocvw error) CLOSED FIXED View
5374 REGRESSION: IE6 Setup faliures. CLOSED INVALID View
5409 ie6setup fails with "The download location information is damaged" CLOSED INVALID View
5463 ie6 installs now, but doesn't work... CLOSED FIXED View
5482 Internet Explorer 6 Web Setup unable to download "required components" CLOSED DUPLICATE View
5742 Favorites menu in IE doesn't accept Enter key CLOSED INVALID View
5989 Cannot run uninstall for IE6 CLOSED FIXED View
6308 IE CSS filters are broken CLOSED INVALID View
6384 frequent but unpredicable crashes in IE at specific homepage CLOSED FIXED View
6404 Tooltips shown as windows "blocking" cursor in IE CLOSED FIXED View
6471 Keyboard navigation in Internet Explorer menu incorrect CLOSED INVALID View
6487 Wine crashed when ie6 connected to exchange web server CLOSED INVALID View
6707 IE 6 Installation CLOSED WORKSFORME View
6746 IE6 SP1 installation on 0.9.25 fails for Windows 98 and Windows 2000 CLOSED INVALID View
6792 Internet Explorer 6 install CLOSED INVALID View
6890 IE6 Regression testing CLOSED WORKSFORME View
6920 Mandriva 2007 IE6 is not running under wine 0.27 CLOSED INVALID View
8974 IE6 Address bar is broken CLOSED FIXED View
8975 IE6 Dropdown listbox doesn't respond to keyboard input CLOSED ABANDONED View
8976 PNG images not displayed in IE6 CLOSED FIXED View
9991 Can not enable more then two input languages CLOSED ABANDONED View
10198 IE’s writing-mode:tb-rl (CJK-style vertical text layout) renders fullwidth characters rotated when it should not CLOSED FIXED View
10239 Internet Explorer bar is broken after the rewrite of the rebar layout code CLOSED FIXED View
12702 Internet Explorer 6 can't install saing, that newer version is installed CLOSED INVALID View
14531 IE Print View not working CLOSED ABANDONED View
19696 IE6: problem with typing in language other than english CLOSED DUPLICATE View
20339 IE6. Proxy settings do not work CLOSED FIXED View
22284 Osmos: mouse pointer disappears in the menus CLOSED FIXED View
22525 Memory leak in Internet Explorer CLOSED ABANDONED View
22603 Can't print page in IE6 CLOSED FIXED View
23134 iexplore does not correctly detect proxy details NEW View
25432 Internet Explorer 6, 5.5, and 5.0 fail to install without native inseng CLOSED INVALID View
27428 Internet Explorer 6 'internet options' crashes on unimplemented function inetcpl.cpl.AddInternetPropertySheetsEx (undocumented) NEW View
27429 Drop-down list search auto-select not working in IE6 NEW View
29060 IE8 crashes on opening CLOSED ABANDONED View
29898 IE6's back/forward buttons show the history dropdown menu - real dropdown arrows missing CLOSED FIXED View
29986 IE6 and IE4 have greenish toolbar icons CLOSED FIXED View
47276 NotImplementedException: The method or operation is not implemented. Source: System.Windows.Forms at System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.IHTMLDocument2.GetMimeType() UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

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.


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