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A program on your computer has corrupted IE8 default search provider settings fix

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Nothing causes more frustration, then when your favorite Internet Explorer search engine keeps resetting. This is how you fix it.

” IE8 will reset the search provider setting to default setting of xxx search. IE8 will open the search provider dialog where you can change your search provider”.

  1. Close any instances of Internet Explorer you have open
  2. Click Start.
  3. Click Run.
  4. Type in regedit and press enter
  5. In the editor, expand and navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerUser
  6. Right click User Shell Folders
  7. Select New and then Expandable String value.
  8. A new value is added in right pane
  9. Type in AppData and press enter
  10. Double click AppData
  11. Under value data type in_** %USERPROFILE%Application Dat_a**.  Note: If there is already AppData in the right pane, double click and correct it to %USERPROFILE%Application Data
  12. Exit Registry Editor
  13. Open Internet Explorer