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How To Reinstall Microsoft Edge Browser in Windows 10

If you have accidentally uninstalled or removed Edge Browser in Windows 10 to fix issues related to this default browser and now you want to reinstall Microsoft Edge browser? Actually it’s possible and in this article I will show you how to do that.

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Microsoft Edge is new and default web browser in Windows 10 which comes with lots of cool features and has a clean interface and work flawlessly without any issues. The majority of users are still using Firefox or Chrome as their default web browser. On the other hand small amount of users also using Edge as a default browser in Windows 10.

Many users reporting on different web forums that they are not able to use Edge browser and experiencing lots of issues. For some users, the Edge browser fail to launch, some complaining that the browser crashes as soon as it’s starts. And the remaining users complaining that Edge is very slow and repeatedly crashes while loading pages.

Like others, if you’re also facing these issues while using Microsoft Edge, you definitely want to fix all the issues by uninstalling the edge browser, and then reinstalling back to Windows 10

The good thing is just like uninstalling the preinstalled apps, reinstalling browser app including other default apps is also very easy and straight-forward process. So, if you’re facing any far-reaching issues with Edge, simply reinstall edge browser will definitely the best way to fix all of them.

To make the process easier for you I decided to write a detailed tutorial on how to reinstall Edge browser in Windows 10. So simply follow all the steps carefully on your Windows 10 machine.

You may lose all your favorites or bookmarks including your browser history. So it’s highly recommended to export all your favorites to other browser and import bookmarks to Edge browser after you successfully reinstall back in your machine.

Note: Make sure to create a system restore point before you start following this tutorial on your PC

How to Reinstall Microsoft Edge Browser in Windows 10

1 . The first step is to close Microsoft Edge browser if it ‘s already running.

2. Launch the File Explorer and click on “View” and then tick mark “Hidden items” box to see all the hidden folders. This option is basically available at the top of the screen. You need to perform this because by default AppData are hidden by default in Windows 10.

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3. After that head over to the following location:

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

Here you need to replace “Username” with your username.

Note: If you want to reach quickly to this location, you can paste the above path in Run command box.

4. Here under “Packages” you need to look for a folder named as “Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe” and delete it.

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Note: When you try to delete this folder, you might see confirmation dialog, Click “Yes” button to delete the folder.

Now you will see the dialog box like shown in the below image with a message “Preparing to recycle from Packages“. It can take about 10-15 minutes to discover all the items in the Edge browser app data folder.

preparing to recycle from packages

delete folder

You might see a dialog with a message that “Do you want to permanently delete this folder? The folder contains items whose names are too long for the Recycle Bin” message“. Here you need to click on Yes button.

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After doing this, Windows 10 will take few minutes to trash this or item of this folder. Also, if you see the following dialog box with message “Are you sure you want to permanently delete it?“, Click Yes.

how to reinstall edge browser in windows 10

In case if it rejects to delete some file, no issues! You can also click on Skip option to skip those files.

5. At this point, you need to close all the apps running on your computer and restart your computer.

6. Now you need to launch “Windows PowerShell” with administrator rights. For that, you need to type “PowerShell” in a taskbar or new start menu search box. Right-click on the “PowerShell” entry and from the context menu click on “Run as administrator” option.

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7. When Powershell is opened, you need to head over to your user account directory just by typing the following command:

cd C:\users\yourusername

powershell users

In the command, you need to replace username with your username.

8. After that you need to execute the following command:

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

microsoft edge reinstall command

9. Once you successfully execute the command, you will see message i.e. “Operation complete

edge browser reinstall complete

Why don’t you check this tutorial video on YouTube:

That’s it! Now restart your computer again and try to launch and use the Edge browser and I’m sure this time it will work flawlessly without having any issue.

Thankyou!

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