Fix Microsoft edge disappeared from windows 10


Microsoft recently released the windows 10 Update, With few of new features, Security Improvements, bug fixes. And lots of improvements on Existing Features like the Start menu, Settings, Edge Browser, Windows Defender, Action Center, And more. This is a good update by Microsoft but for some users having some problems, Bugs causing different issues for them. Some users report Microsoft Edge Disappearing after windows 10, or edge browser Missing from the desktop Even Browser not responding at startup or can’t open.

Get back Disappeared Edge browser on Windows 10

Note: Bellow solutions are applicable to fix Edge browser Disappeared, Missing on windows 10 may update, Also Helpful to fix Edge Browser not responding, Microsoft Edge Browser crashes at startup or even not open problem on All Windows Editions.

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Try System File Checker

Most of the time missing, damaged system files cause different errors, Apps missing etc on Windows computers. Especially while after upgrade to a recent windows version users face this problem. Windows have an inbuilt SFC utility ( system file checker utility ) that helps to scan and restore missing, corrupted system files. So before applying any other solution first make sure any missing corrupted system files not causing this issue by running the System file checker tool. To run the System file checker tool

  • Open Command prompt as administrator.
  • Type command sfc / scannow and hit enter key to execute the command.

system file checker utility Windows 10

  • This will start the scanning process for corrupted missing system files,
  • If found any SFC utility will restore them automatically from a special cache folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.
  • You only have to wait until 100% complete the scanning process then after Restart windows.
  • This should fix the issue of disappeared Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.

Still, have the same issue fallow the next step.

Reinstall Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

If after running the system file checker tool still Microsoft Edge missing from OS, Then you can easily Reinstall the missing Edge browser using the simple command line on Windows Power Shell. This brings back the Edge Browser or fixes different problems on Windows 10 Edge browser.

To Reinstall Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows 10

  • Open Power shell as administrator.
  • You can do this by simply right click on the Windows 10 Start menu and select Windows Power Shell ( admin ).
  • Here copy and paste the following command on to windows power shell and hit the enter key to execute the command.

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

Re register default Windows apps Windows 10

  • This will Reinstall the missing Edge Browser on your Windows 10 computer
  • If while executing the command you get any red lines simply ignore the same.
  • After complete the process Close the windows Power shell and Restart windows to take effect the changes.

This is the most working Solution fix most edge browser errors, or get back the missing edge browser on windows 10.

Now To open Edge Browser click the windows 10 Start menu and type Edge and select Microsoft Edge from search results. Enjoy the Fresh improved Edge browser on Windows 10.

Did these solutions help to fix the Edge browser not opening, disappearing after the windows 10 1909 Upgrade? let us know on the comments below, Also read:

Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer
With over 7 years of experience in the IT industry, I have experience in IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. Certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching.

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