How to Reinstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

Similar to other web browsers Microsoft Edge has some common problems and it arise need to know process about How to Reinstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10. Some of users have complained about issues such as crashes of Edge browsers, problem to start, slow running and others.

If you are also having similar problems with Edge browser then reinstalling the browser can help you get rid out of this problem without any hassle. Below are some issues that you encounter with Microsoft Edge browser:

  • You can see missing of browser from start menu
  • You are not able to find in Windows 10
  • It disappears from Windows apps
  • Microsoft Edge gets failed to run on Windows 10
  • You will not able to open this browser even after clicking on it

Such issues also occur due to update of Windows 10, system restore and others. To fix this problem reinstalling Edge browser is only solution that can help you out.

How to Reinstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

The reinstallation of Legacy version of Edge browser is not supported by Microsoft. While new chromium based Edge can easily be reinstalled in few simple mouse clicks. The unofficial process to reinstall Legacy version of Edge is mentioned at the end of this article.

Method to reinstall Chromium based Edge browser in Windows 10

To reinstall Edge browser there is no need to uninstall existing browser as per Microsoft guidelines. You can easily download and install fresh Edge browser in Windows 10 to complete reinstall process. It allows you to easily restore your browsing history, cookies details and other settings after completion of reinstallation process.

Step 1: At first all you need is to go to official page of Edge browser on Windows 10 PC. You can go through this page using any other installed browser

Step 2: If Edge browser is running, you need to close it

Step 3: Now, run setup file that has been downloaded and click on Yes button when it shows User Account Control prompt to reinstall Edge browser. As the process gets finished, your data will automatically get restored.

how to reinstall microsoft edge browsere

Method to reinstall Legacy version of Edge

Important Note: Before attempting this method, it is suggested that you first repair or reset Microsoft Edge. It is also advised to create system restore point that can help you further. Going through this process erases all your browsing history, favorites and other stored data.

Step 1: You need to first close Microsoft Edge browsers

Step 2: Next, it is suggested to open File Explorer, click on View and then check Hidden Items box to see all hidden folders

open file explorer

Step 3: Navigate to location given below:

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages

Now you need to replace “UserName” with your user name

Step 4: you need to search for folder named Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe and delete it. While pressing delete button, you will get confirmation dialog box, you need to click on Yes button

delete folder edge browser

You can see dialog box on your computer showing Preparing to Recycle from Packages. It takes around 10 minutes to discover all items

prepairing to recycle from packages

move folder to recycle bin

Now you see dialog box with message “Do you want to permanently delete this folder?”. You need to click on Yes button.

permanently delete this folder

The process takes few minutes to delete items from tis folder. If you again get dialog box asking “Are you sure you want to delete it”, click on Yes.

are you sure want to delete it

If it refuses to delete files, you need to click on Skip button

Step 5: Now close all running apps and restart your PC

Step 6: Launch Windows PowerShell as an administrator. For this, you need to type PowerShell in Start menu or TaskBar search box. Now, right click on PowerShell Entry and then select Run as administrator option

Windows powershell

Step 7: Now you need to execute command from your user account’s directory

cd: C:\users\yourusername

You need to replace “yourusername” with actual name of your account

type your username

Step 8: At last, you are required to copy and paste the command in prompt and then press Enter key

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

Type command

As command get executes successfully, you will see “Operation Completed For” message

Operation Completed For message

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