Monday, December 19, 2016

How To Reset Microsoft Edge browser To Default Settings in Windows 10

Microsoft Edge is a completely new web browser with a minimal design that focus on deliver a better web experience. It’s fast, compatible, and built for the modern web experience. and like Chrome and Firefox, the software maker plans to match and surpass the features available from its competitors with extensions, web notes, tab preview, Cortana, and more. Microsoft Edge, like any other browser installed on your system, can fail or throw errors due to some online viruses, or programs the Microsoft edge app gets constantly crashing, slow performance, simply it won't launch after click on logo,  not starting at all anymore, displaying error messages when you are using it, or behaving erratically in other ways.

If you were running Chrome or Firefox, and you're having similar issues, you should try to uninstall and reinstall the web browser to try to resolve the problem. However, like Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge is part of Windows 10. Microsoft Edge browser is a protected Windows 10 app and it is unlikely that it will get hijacked or compromised. It's nearly impossible to uninstall the app, and even if you could, you might run into different issues. If you are having problems with the new web browser, you can try resetting the instance of Microsoft Edge browser To Default Settings in your account fix the issue you're having.

How To Reset Microsoft Edge browser To Default Settings in Windows 10

If you are also suffering with Edge web browser not working , continuously crashing, or wont launch any more Then here How To Reset Microsoft Edge browser To Default Settings in Windows 10 To fix This Problem. Before Start troubleshooting its good to analyze the issue to determine whether it is browser-related or happening on sites you are visiting. Now Fallow The Steps shown Bellow To Soft reset and Hard Reset To Fix Microsoft Edge browser Related problems.


Important Note : You might lose your favourite, settings, history and passwords saved in Microsoft Edge after perform Bellow steps.

How To Reset Microsoft Edge browser To Default Settings in Windows 10

Here First Open Microsoft Edge and click on three dots (…) to open settings.


open Settings on Edge Browser

Then in SETTINGS pane, Scroll down until you find the "clear browsing data" button and click on the "choose what to clear" button underneath it.This opens options to clear browsing data, Here By default, Browsing History, Cookies, saved website data, and Cached data files are checked, but you can choose from additional data options in the list by click on Show more . The Show more collapsed menu reveals other options to select.

show more options on Edge Setting options

This opens five additional data sets that you can delete.

1. Media licenses
2. Pop-up exceptions
3. Location permissions
4. Full screen permissions
5. Notifications permissions.

As you can see from the listing, those are all related to sites or media that you have accessed in the browser.

clear clear browsing data on microsoft Edge browser


To reset the entire browser, check all options, then click Clear. Thats all now simply close and Restart the Edge Browser . Hope Now Edge Browser work properly, If still having the same issue fallow next step To Reset Edge Browser completely using Power shell.

 Reset Microsoft Edge browser To Default Settings Using Power Shell.

If after perform the first option still Edge Browser not working properly, Then using Power shell we can Reset Microsoft Edge browser To Default Settings. Fallow bellow steps to do that.

First close the Edge Web Browser if its running or move task manager  under process tab look for Microsoft Edge , right click on it and select End Task. After that close The Task Manager Window.


Perform End Task on Taskmanager

Now open This PC, Click the View tab and then check Hidden items ( As Shown Bellow image ) checkbox to see all hidden files and folders.

Show Hidden items on windows 10


Now  Navigate to the following directory:

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages ( Where “C” is the drive where Windows 10 is installed, and UserName is your account name. )


Here you will see the package Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe, Right click on it and select properties. Here under General tab > Attributes, uncheck the Read only check-box. and click apply.


Remove Read only for packages

Click ok When when the confirm attribute changes screen opens. Now again right click on package Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe and select Delete and close the window.

We now need to re-register Microsoft Edge. To do so, open Windows PowerShell with admin rights by typing PowerShell in Start/taskbar search, right-clicking on Windows PowerShell in search results, and then clicking Run as administrator option. Click Yes button when you see UAC prompt.

open Evolution power shell

When the power shell opens type the following command and hit Enter

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

How to re-register Microsoft Edge using power shell

This will re-install Edge browser. Once done, you will receive a Operation completed message.
Restart your Windows 10 computer and see if this has worked for you.

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