How to Reset and Reinstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10?

Then we will see how to reset and reinstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 with a fairly simple and practical method. In a matter of minutes, you can restore Edge to its defaults.

The browser wars are something that has been going on for many years. There are a few alternatives, although the best known are: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Microsoft Edge which it is integrated into Windows 10.

Microsoft’s browser came to supplant the obsolete Internet Explorer which, already asked for its retirement many years ago. Edge was a breath of fresh air, although with some errors and shortcomings that little by little they were rectifying.

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Today it is the best option for mobile and portable devices, since it consumes up to 50% less energy than Chrome or Firefox. Edge works better and better, with more extensions and improving its security considerably.

Microsoft is doing well and if it continues down the same path it may be able to win back its crown. But one of the things that maybe not so intuitive and easy to do without a good tutorial like this is to reset and reinstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10.

But don’t worry, we are here to help you. A little further down we are going to leave you a complete tutorial so that you can learn in the fewest possible steps as reset and then reinstall Microsoft Edge so you can use it with its defaults in Windows 10.

Doing this, in most cases, helps us to solve errors or problems that we have with the browser. In this way we return to the default values, as if we had just installed the browser and we forgot about any kind of problem that we could have to be able to use it normally.

Of course, you must bear in mind that, like any kind of formatting, to say the least. All your data is deleted, so we recommend having a backup.


How to reset Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

  • The first method we are going to use is through File Explorer. For this we will have to activate the hidden elements. For this we open the File Explorer, it can be from «My team«And now select the tab»View«At the top of the browser and then check»hidden items”.
  • Now let’s go to the route: C: Users user AppData Local Packages. In this place we are going to look for the folder called “Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe”.
  • Select all the content in the folder and delete it by pressing the delete key. You can also right click and choose the option «Remove”.

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How to reinstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

  • Once the above is done, now we must proceed with its reinstallation. For this we will have to use PowerShell or the command window with administrator permissions.
  • We open PowerShell with administrator permissions and we are going to add the following command: cd C: Users User. Where we «User”Should go your username.
  • After this we are going to execute another command that would be the following: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$ ($ _. InstallLocation) AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}

In this way we can restore and reinstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10. The process is in all respects quite easy and above all very quick to do. It is not as simple as other browsers where the restoration options are easier to find. However, it is not too difficult either and in a matter of a few minutes you will have your Microsoft Edge restored and reinstalled to be able to use as usual.

Remember that if you still have any questions about any step of the tutorial to restore and reinstall Microsoft Edge you can leave it in the comment box which you can find a little further down. We will be happy to help you in whatever way we can to solve your problem with the Microsoft browser.

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