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How to quickly fix problems with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

Windows 10 now includes an option to quickly repair or reset Microsoft Edge without complicated workarounds.

Microsoft Edge is your new modern web browser on Windows 10 that replaces Internet Explorer, but even though, it’s certainly functional like any other major browser, Edge also has problems.

Usually, users would complain about Microsoft Edge freezing or crashing, or very slow performance while surfing the internet, and sometimes it will not open at all.

Although Windows 10 has included an option to reset apps when they’re not working or syncing, users needed to resource to complex workarounds to reset and fix Microsoft Edge.

However, starting with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft Edge appears listed as an app installed in the Settings app, and while you won’t be able to uninstall it, the browser now includes two options: one to repair without affecting your data, and a reset option that will delete all your browser data and then reset the application.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to quickly fix any problems with Microsoft Edge, including crashes, freezes, syncing, or if it’s not opening at all on Windows 10.

How to repair Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Apps.

  3. Click on Apps & features.

  4. Select Microsoft Edge from the list.

  5. Click on the Advanced options link.

    Microsoft Edge on Apps & features
    Microsoft Edge on Apps & features
  6. Click the Repair button to try and fix Microsoft Edge if it’s not working correctly without affecting your browser data.

    Microsoft Edge reset and repair options
    Microsoft Edge reset and repair options

Once you completed the steps, open Microsoft Edge and it should now work as expected and all without using complex commands or complicated workarounds.

How to reset Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Apps.

  3. Click on Apps & features.

  4. Select Microsoft Edge from the list.

  5. Click on the Advanced options link.

    Microsoft Edge on Apps & features
    Microsoft Edge on Apps & features
  6. Click the Reset button. This process will delete your history, cookies, settings, and the application will reset. However, your favorites will be kept.

    Microsoft Edge reset and repair options
    Microsoft Edge reset and repair options

Once reset is complete, Microsoft Edge should start working again as if it was the first time.

How to reinstall Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

In the rare case that you can’t find Microsoft Edge after a reset, use these steps to reinstall the browser:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Windows PowerShell, right-click the result, and select Run as administrator.

  3. Copy and paste, or type the following command and press Enter:

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

After completing the steps, Microsoft Edge will reinstall again on your computer.

If you can’t find the options to repair or reset the browser, it’s probably because you’re not running the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. This feature is available starting with Windows 10 build 16215 and later.