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How to Reinstall Microsoft Edge Browser in Windows 10

With the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft also launched Microsoft Edge. It is the new default web browser which replaced Internet Explorer. Microsoft Edge is a clean and lightweight web browser with feature like integration with Cortana, a reading mode, etc.

Since it is still in its initial phase, many users are facing issues while using Microsoft Edge. Users have reported that the Edge doesn’t start at all, crashes a loot, works slowly and sometimes it crashes as soon as it is launched. Although these issues seem small, they can be frustrating if you are using Microsoft Edge as your full-time web browser.

All these issues can be solved by simply reinstalling the browser. The process of reinstalling the Microsoft Edge is bit tricky and needs to be carefully done. Here is a small step by step guide on how to reinstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10.

Disclaimer: There are chances that you may lose all your favorites along with the browsing history during the process of reinstalling, so we suggest you to export favorites to another browser to keep them safe and secure.

Reinstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10:

Step 1: If you currently using the Microsoft Edge or it is already opened, close it.

Step 2: Open File Explorer. For doing so just type “File Explorer” in the start menu and press Enter.

Step 3: Click on “View” at the top left of the screen and check the Hidden Items box.

Step 4: In the address bar of File Explorer, type “C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages” where UserName is your user name. (To know your username type “C:\Users\” and it will show all present user names). In our case, the username is “admin.”  You can directly navigate here by pasting this command in Run Command Box.

Step 5: Now, look for the folder with the name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe and delete it. Click on Yes to confirm the deletion. It may take up to 10-15 minutes in deletion of the file. Just Click on Yes to all the prompts during the deletion.

Step 6: Close everything and restart your PC.

Step 7: Type PowerShell in the start menu. Now, right click on the PowerShell & Click on “Run as administrator.”

Step 8: In PowerShell, type “cd C:\users\username” replacing username with the actual username.

Step 9: Now type “Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}” and Press Enter.

Step 10: You will see the message “Operation Completed for” when the command is fully executed.

Now, you just need to restart your PC, and you will see the Microsoft Edge is working perfectly fine without any issue. Hope you were able to reinstall Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10 using this tutorial.

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  • Peter Ronald Moss

    Hi. I tried the above but, still, Edge tries to open but after about 1- seconds closes. Any thing else I can try?

  • saintinel

    Reinstall Windows… And yes I know, it’s madness.

  • Peter Ronald Moss

    After every Windows update I tried reloaded Edge. FINALLY, after the update of last week Edge loaded and has stayed up. Phew!