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How to Reset Microsoft Edge browser To Default Settings Windows 10

There are different reasons may cause Microsoft edge not working or not responding, but reset Microsoft edge browser to default settings most probably fix the problem Lets see how to do

With Windows 10 Microsoft introduced the Microsoft Edge web browser with a minimal design that focuses on delivering a better web experience. And like Chrome and Firefox, the software maker plans to match and surpass the features available from its competitors with extensions, web notes, tab preview, and more. But sometimes users notice Microsoft edge not working, The edge browser crashes or not responding at startup. Also, some of the users report Microsoft edge won’t launch after clicking on the logo or it opens briefly and then closes. There are different reasons that may cause the problem but reset the Microsoft Edge browser to default settings most probably fix the problem.

But before going ahead we recommend checking and install the latest windows updates.

  • Press Windows + I to open settings,
  • Click Update & security, then Windows update,
  • Next, click the check for the updates button.
  • Lets windows check and install the latest updates if available.
  • Restart windows and check if the edge working fine.

Reset Microsoft Edge browser To Default Settings

Important Note: You might lose your favorite, settings, history, and passwords saved in Microsoft Edge after performing the Bellow steps.

First of all, If you notice Microsoft Edge opens but stops working or not responding, then Clear browsing history and cached data do the magic for you. As every web browser, automatically saves temporary Internet files to help pages load faster. And Clearing this cache will sometimes fix page display problems.

  1. If you can open Microsoft Edge,
  2. select History  > Clear history.
  3. Select Browsing history and Cached data and files, and then select Clear.

Clear browsing history and cached data

Reset Microsoft Edge from the Settings app

yes from the settings app you can repair or reset the Microsoft Edge browser. here Repairing the browser won’t affect anything, but resetting will remove your history, cookies, and any settings you might have changed.

  • Press Windows + X select Settings,
  • Click apps than apps and features,
  • under the Apps and features section, search for Microsoft Edge.
  • Click on the Advanced options link
  • First, select the Repair option if Edge is not working properly.
  • If this does not make any difference, you may select the Reset button.

Reset Repair Edge Browser to Default

Reinstall Microsoft Edge browser Using Power Shell

If repair or reset didn’t make difference, still edge browser crashes, not responding here follow steps below to reinstall Microsoft Edge browser. That most probably fix the problem for you. As Microsoft edge is built-in a browser, it’s not possible to remove this from programs and features windows. We need some advanced work to remove and reinstall the edge browser on windows 10. Let’s start.

Uninstall Microsoft edge browser

  • First, close the Edge Web Browser if it’s running
  • Now open This PC, Click the View tab
  • then check the Hidden items checkbox to see all hidden files and folders.

Now Navigate to the following directory:

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages ( Where “C” is the drive where Windows 10 is installed, and UserName is your account name. )

  • Here you will see the package Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  • Right-click on it and select properties.
  • Under General tab > Attributes, uncheck the Read-only check-box.
  • click apply.

delete edge package

Now again right-click on package Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe and select Delete then close the window.

Reinstall edge browser

  • Open Powershell window as an administrator,
  • When the power shell opens type the following command and hit Enter to execute the command.

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

reset edge browser using powershell
  • This will re-install the Edge browser.
  • Once done, Restart your Windows 10 computer
  • Now open Edge Browser check its working smoothly without any Error.

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