How to Reinstall Microsoft Edge Browser in Windows 10

Do you want to reinstall Microsoft Edge browser if you have uninstalled the browser from Windows 10 to fix the issues related to it? Actually, it’s possible and in this tutorial, I will show you how to do that.

how to reinstall microsoft edge browser in windows 10

Microsoft Edge browser is the default browser in the Windows 10 and have lots of useful features like modern browsers like Firefox and Chrome like you can install extensions on the browser, clear cache data, and lot more. Personally, I really liked this new alternative to internet explorer, but there are lots of users who don’t find this browser useful because of the issues they are facings like browser sometimes fails to launch successfully, crashes as soon as it starts, takes too much time to load pages and lots more related issues.

Normally any modern browser can be fixed by resetting its default settings, but on Windows 10 there is no option to reset the edge browser. According to solutions suggested by MVPs or moderators at Microsoft Answers, users can fix all the issues related to edge browser by uninstalling and reinstalling back into the Windows 10.

The edge browser is the core part of operating system and due to this reason, users can’t remove it from the Windows 10 easily, just like removing the internet explorer from Windows 10. You can follow steps in the following tutorial to uninstall edge browser in Windows 10.

If you manage to uninstall Edge browser from the Windows 10, now you will be looking for a way to reinstall the edge browser as you won’t download and reinstall edge browser just like Chrome, Firefox, Opera and related modern browser.

The process to reinstall Microsoft edge browser in Windows 10 is little tricky. So I decided to write a simple and easy to follow guide. You just need to follow the steps carefully to reinstall the edge browser back into the machine.

Warning: The steps including in reinstalling the edge browser may remove all your browsing history including the bookmarks or favorites. So it’s highly recommended to export all your favorites to other browser and import bookmarks back to edge browser after reinstalling the browser.

Note: Make sure to create a restore point before reinstalling the edge browser.

How to Reinstall Microsoft Edge Browser in Windows 10

1. If edge browser is already opened, just close it.

2. Now open File Explorer and switch to View Tab. Under Show/Hide box tick the Hidden Items box to see all the hidden files and folders.

reinstal edge browser in windows 10

3. Navigate to following location or you can paste the following path in the address bar or the file explorer to quickly launch it.

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

In above path, you need to replace “UserName” with your username in my case its Viney. So in my case path looks like C:\Users\Viney\AppData\Local\Packages

4. In the packages folder, you will see folders of different app packages. You need to look for package folder with the name “Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe” and delete it.

reinstal edge browser in windows 10

While deleting the above package folder, you may see the confirmation dialog box. You need to click on Yes button to delete the folder.

Now another dialog box will appear with the message “Preparing to recycle from package“. Maybe you won’t see this dialog box, but in my case, it appeared.

reinstal edge browser in windows 10

reinstal edge browser in windows 10

After that, you may also see another dialog box with a message that “Do you want to permanently delete this folder? The folder contains items whose name are too long for the Recycle Bin“. Click on the Yes button to continue.

reinstal edge browser in windows 10

Note: In case if it refuses to delete some files, No problem! You can click on Skip to continue.

5. After doing this you need to reboot your computer.

6. Now launch Windows Powershell as Administrator. For that you need to type “Windows Powershell” in Start menu search bar and when you see it in the results. Make right-click and select Run as Administrator.

reinstal edge browser in windows 10

7. In the Windows Powershell, you need to execute the following command:

cd C:\users\yourusername

reinstal edge browser in windows 10

Note: In above command replace “yourusername” with the one of your computer. In my case its Viney, so command will look something like cd C:\users\Viney

8. After that, you need to execute another command and hit enter. Now this will reinstall Microsoft edge browser on your computer.

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

reinstall edge browser in windows 10

9. Once operation is successful you will see the message “Operation Complete

reinstall edge browser in windows 10

In case, above steps going above your head. No worries. I have already created a YouTube video to make it easier for you.

YouTube Video on How to Reinstall Edge Browser in Windows 10

You’re done! Just restart your computer and you will notice that Microsoft Edge browser is working flawlessly.

For articles on Microsoft Edge browser, visit Microsoft Edge Browser Section

Thanks for reading, If you have any query drop in the comment.

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