How to fix Microsoft Edge missing on Windows 10

If you can't seem to find Microsoft Edge anywhere after reset, use these steps to get it back.

Reinstall Microsoft Edge on Windows 10
Reinstall Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

Starting with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the Settings app, more specifically the Apps & features page, now lists the Microsoft Edge with new advanced options to repair or reset the web browser completely in case something is not working correctly.

The problem is that even though the new options can help you to fix issues such as when the browser freezes, crashes, doesn’t open, or is performing very slow, some users have been reporting that using these options Microsoft Edge goes missing.

If you tried to reset the browser and then it simply disappears, there is an easy way to get it back.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to restore Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 after using the Reset or Repair options in the Settings app.

How to reinstall Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

To bring back Microsoft Edge, you can use PowerShell to reinstall the browser using the following steps:

  1. Open Start.

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

  3. Type the following command and press Enter:

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

    PowerShell reinstall Microsoft Edge
    PowerShell reinstall Microsoft Edge

Once you’ve completed the steps, Microsoft Edge will reinstall on your device.

Remember that these advanced options for the web browser are available starting with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].