How to Reinstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

Microsoft Edge is a new default web browser that has replaced Internet Explorer for Windows. Edge browser is also available for Android, iOS, and macOS devices. This new browser is a lightweight and super-fast browser. It protects you against malware or any other cyber-attacks or anything bad that happens.

Nothing is perfect; even Microsoft Edge browser has some common problems just like other software has. Sometimes, many users experience a glitch while using the browser like it’s not starting, or running very slow, or behaving inappropriately, or there might be any reason. You need to reset or repair your browser.

No matter what the reason is, you can fix it by reinstalling the browser if you face any problem in Microsoft Edge. Now, the question arises, how to reinstall the browser? As there is no legal version in Windows 10 to reset or reinstall. Don’t worry. A complete direction is given below to reinstall the Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.

Steps to Reinstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

Officially, you don’t need to uninstall the existing Edge. You can just download a new Edge from Microsoft and install the same in Windows 10. Once the process is completed, everything will be restored like browsing history, cookies, and settings.

  1. First, download the latest version of Edge from the official page of Microsoft Edge. 
  2. If the edge browser is running close it.
  3. Now, run the Edge file that you have downloaded from the official page.
  4. In the User Account Control prompt, click on the Yes button.

Once the reinstallation is completed, your data will be restored.

Reinstall Edge Legacy Version in Windows 10

If you are using a legacy or non-chromium-based Edge browser, then use this method to reinstall the browser. In this method, you will lose all the data like browsing history, and settings.

Before you try reinstalling the browser, it is better to first repair or reset the Microsoft Edge.

  • First, open the File Explorer, and click on View from the top of the screen.
  • Now, view all hidden folders by checking on the Hidden items box.
    Show Hidden items
  • Go to this location from the explorer menu:
  • In Packages folder, find the Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder and delete it by pressing SHIFT + DELETE to delete it permanently.
    Packages folder in PC
  • It will take few minutes to delete so wait for it.
  • It will ask you for confirmation, click on Yes.
  • Now, restart your PC and open the Window PowerShell as an administrator.
  • In the search box, type PowerShell and do right-click on it and then click on Run as administrator.

Powershell, run as administrator

  • In Powershell, search your user accounts directory by following the command:
    cd C:\users\yourusername
    Run the command
  • Copy the following command and paste it in the prompt and press enter.
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}
  • After this, you will a message “Operation completed for”
    Command executed
  • That’s it! Now launch the Edge browser from the Microsoft store.

So, this is how you can reinstall Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Do remember, that all your favorites will be deleted, so if you want it you can save it in another browser or somewhere else, so you can get it back once the browser is working properly.

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