How to Fix: We Couldn’t Load This Extension Error In Edge Browser

Edge browser is the default browser in Windows 10 finally got the extension support with Windows 10 Insider preview 14291. Users running Insider preview 14291 or above can take advantage of this new feature and add more features to edge browser.

At the moment, the limited number of extensions available for Edge browser which include Microsoft Translator, Reddit Enhancement Suite, and Mouse Gesture. Just like you install extension or add-ons in other browsers, one can easily install extensions in edge browser too.

We couldn’t load this extension error in Microsoft Edge

Lots of users complaining that they getting the error while installing the extension in Edge browser which reads We couldn’t load this extension. The error appears on the screen when the browser fails to load a selected extension because of the corrupted or missing file.

we could not load this extension error

In case you’re one out of them who also getting “We couldn’t load this extension” error and want to install the extension without any error, then follow the steps in upcoming lines:

Method One:

When you try to unpack a downloaded extension by clicking Run button in the browser or by double clicking on it, the self-extracting package automatically makes a folder of the extension.

To get rid of the error, you just need to delete the folder of the extension that you’re unable to install. After deleting the folder, double click on the extension file to get a fresh and new copy of the extension folder.

After following above work around try to load the extension and you should be able to load the extension without any error.

Method Two:

We couldn’t load this extension error appear because of one or more file of the extension are missing or corrupted. So it’s better to delete the downloaded extension file and again download the fresh copy of the extension which you want to install in the edge browser.

If the error still appears, follow the method one.

Give a try to these two methods and let me know whether the above methods works for you or not.

Viney Dhiman
Mechanical Engineer, Search Engine Optimization, Coffee Maniac, Snooker Lover, Content Creator and Traveller!

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