How to Install Internet Explorer on a Mac

By K.C. Winslow

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was the default Internet browser included on Mac computers from 1997 to 2001, when it was replaced by the Apple-created Safari browser. Microsoft’s last major update to Internet Explorer for Mac was in 2000. Support for Internet Explorer for Mac was cut off in 2005. A number of websites have the final release of Internet Explorer for Mac available for download. You can install the unsupported version of Internet Explorer on PowerPC or Intel Macs.

Step 1

Download Internet Explorer for Mac 5.2.3. (See Resources.)

Step 2

Double-click on the .dmg file to mount it on your Desktop. Double-click on the .pkg file to start the installer.

Step 3

Follow the onscreen instructions and enter an administrator password to install the program. Click “Close” when the prompt tells you the installation was successful.