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How to Reinstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10


How to Reinstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

How to Reinstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

If you’re having problems with Microsoft Edge, you might be able to fix all the issues by reinstalling the browser.

Please note that you might lose all favorites as well as your browsing history. It’s a good idea to backup or export Microsoft Edge browser favorites before reinstalling Microsoft Edge.

Step 1: Open Edge browser. Click the Hub icon (...) and then click Settings to open Settings pane.

Step 2: Under Import favorites and other info section, there is a button called Import from another browser. Click that Import from another browser button.

Step 3: Under Import or export a file section, click the Export to file button to open Save as dialog. If the Export to a file button is missing, it’s because you have not installed Windows 10 Creators Update.

Step 4: Enter a name for the HTML file containing favorites and select a location to save the file before clicking the Save button. By default, the Edge browser saves the HTML file with Microsoft_Edge_Favorites_date name in the Documents folder.

Reinstalling Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

Step 1: Close Microsoft Edge browser, if it’s running.

Step 2: Open up File Explorer, click View and then check Hidden items box to view all hidden folders. This is required as some folders like AppData are hidden by default.

Step 3: Navigate to the following location:



Replace the “UserName” with your user account name.

Step 4: Delete the folder named Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.  If it refuses to delete some files, click Skip.

Step 5: Restart your computer.

Step 6: Launch PowerShell as administrator. This can be done by typing PowerShell into Start Menu, right-click on PowerShell entry and then click Run as administrator option.

Step 7: Once PowerShell is launched, navigate to your user account’s directory by executing the following command.


cd C:\users\yourusername

Replace the “yourusername” with your actual user name of your user account.

Step 8: Copy and paste the following command into Powershell and then press Enter key.


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

That’s it! Restart your computer once again. You should now be able to launch and use the Edge browser without any issues.
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