How to Reset Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

Microsoft Edge is still in the early development stage and due to this lots of problems arise. In case, you’re experiencing unexpected crashes or your browser is not behaving properly, then you may have to reset Microsoft Edge.

reset microsoft edge in windows 10

Microsoft Edge is a core part of the Windows 10 Operating system and due to this reason, it cannot be uninstalled to fix the issues. In this situation, the only option left is to reset Microsoft Edge browser. This reset option is available in almost all the modern browser available for Windows 10, but the process of resetting Microsoft Edge browser is little different in comparison to other.

Reset Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

In case, you want to reset Microsoft Edge browser, then here is what you need to do:

1. Launch Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10 PC.

Reset Microsoft Edge from browser Settings

2. Click on (…) More action icon -> Settings

3. Under Clear browsing data click on the button which reads “Choose what to clear.

4. Now click on the “Show more“. Now you will see various data type here. Tick mark all of them and click on the “Clear” option.

5. Restart your Windows 10 PC and Re-launch Edge for a clean slate.

That’s it.

There are lots of ways to deal with sluggish Microsoft Edge browser, but the method discussed above is one of the easy and best ways to deal with the weird appearance of spammy popups and adware.

Alternatively, you can also repair Microsoft Edge browser via system file checker.

Reset Microsoft Edge Browser via Command Prompt

Microsoft Edge is the core part of the Windows 10 OS and if the issue caused by the browser is because of the corrupted files and related stuff, then it can be fixed with the Windows System File Check Tool.

Here is what you need to do to perform full system scan:

Launch Command Prompt. For that, make right click on the Start button and from the menu click on “Command Prompt Admin

In case, you find Windows PowerShell in place of Command Prompt, then you can check my guide to replace Command Prompt with Windows Powershell (Vice-Versa) in WinX Menu in Windows 10.

When UAC screen appears click Yes to continue.

You can also search “Command Prompt” in the Start menu search bar if it is not available in the WINX menu.

Type following command:

sfc /scannow

This mainly fixed almost 60-70% issues of almost all the Windows 10 Components. In case, this method also fails, then you need to do go nuclear and take the help of Windows PowerShell

Reset Microsoft Edge Browser via Windows PowerShell

The following method will remove all the core data of Microsoft Edge browser and re-register it. But it is a good idea to perform a full backup or create a system restore point before following this method so that you can take your system back to normal state if anything goes wrong.

So here is what you need to do:

Navigate to the following location:

C:\Users\%username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe

In above address replace “%username” with your username in my case its winranx. So after replacing the username, the above address will look like:

C:\Users\winranx\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe

Launch Windows PowerShell. For that, make right click on the Start button and from the menu select “Windows PowerShell (Admin)

You can also search “Windows PowerShell” in the Start menu search bar if it is not available in the WINX menu.

When UAC dialog appears, click Yes to continue.

In the PowerShell type or paste the following command and hit enter

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

It will start the re-registering process and once the process is completed successfully you will see the following message:

You can check detailed guide on how to reinstall Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10

Why don’t you give a try to all the method discussed and let me know in the comments if you need any assistance?

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