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Mel K
LInux Guru and Technical Writer

Repair or Reset Microsoft EDGE Browser

Windows 10 declared Internet Explorer as no longer available and came up with Microsoft edge. From my personal experience, Microsoft Edge is a lightweight, super-fast and user-friendly browser. Although it is a system protected browser to defend against malware or other cyber-attacks, unfortunate things happen. If you are experiencing the glitch or inappropriate behavior from your Microsoft Edge browser, then it’s time to reset or repair your browser. Wondering about how to Repair or Reset Microsoft Edge browser? Let’s have a step by step walkthrough to do it correctly:

Repair or Reset Microsoft Edge browser from Settings App:
  • Step 1: Navigate the “Settings” App using the Start Menu, and go to “APPS” menu from Settings.

  • Step 2: Find Microsoft Edge from the scrollable submenu of “Apps and Features”.

  • Step 3: Click “Advanced options” and a new tab will appear on the screen.
  • Step 4: Now, choose the “Repair” option to repair. And “Reset” option to reset your Microsoft EDGE browser.

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This process may take a while, Windows will automatically Repair or Reset Microsoft EDGE for you.

Caution: Once you click “Reset,” previous browser data and cache will be cleared.

If the above process doesn’t work for your Microsoft edge browser and still facing problems while browsing, things might go seriously wrong.

But, don’t panic, whether “Repair” or “Reset” doesn’t work, there is always another way. Now, what you need is, Uninstall and Reinstall your Microsoft Edge browser. Let me explain, how to do it. It’s not a complex process but things will be a lot easier if you have already experienced uninstalling Windows Store Applications. You can do it via Third Party Application like CCleaner or manually use the windows explorer.

Method 1:

Using CCleaner to reset or repair Microsoft EDGE:

  • Download and install CCleaner from their official website. Don’t worry, it’s a freemium software and safe.
  • Go to Tools>>Uninstall. Here in the side tab, all applications will appear. Find the Microsoft Edge and uninstall it.
  • Open Windows “Store” App, search for “Microsoft Edge” and download it. The store will automatically download and install Microsoft Edge browser.

Caution: As I have already stated, Microsoft Edge is a System Protected application. Thus there is a chance of not finding Microsoft Edge on your CCleaner. It might depend on your CCleaner version, Windows Build version, and app permissions. So if you don’t find it, just follow the “Method: 2”, which is safer than using the third-party application.

Method 2:

Using the File Explorer to repair or reset Microsoft EDGE:

  • Step 1: Restart your computer in Safe Mode. If you don’t know how to start Windows 10 in safe mode, see here.
  • Step 2: Open File Explorer and navigate this location from the explorer menu: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages.

  • Step 3: In the Packages folder, find the MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder and delete the folder. Using SHIFT+Delete to permanently delete the folder is the better way.
  • Step 4: Open “Powershell” and “as Administrator” and paste the following code to PowerShell and press Enter:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

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