Reinstall Microsoft Edge windows 10

Microsoft Edge the default web browser on Windows 10 with a minimal design that focuses on delivering a better web experience. It’s fast, compatible, and built for the modern web experience. But some of the users report Microsoft edge start misbehave after windows 10 1809 update, Edge browser not responding, web pages load very slowly or suddenly crashes. If you are also struggling with Microsoft edge performance or looking for reset, repair or reinstall Microsoft Edge browser to default settings in Windows 10, here this post for you.

Microsoft Edge running slow

If you can’t open Microsoft Edge, or if it opens briefly and then closes, try the following:

1. Restart your PC: Select the Start button, then select Power > Restart. after Restart your PC reopen Microsoft Edge.

2. Install the latest updates: Run Windows Update to help correct problems by replacing outdated files, updating drivers, and fixing vulnerabilities. To check for updates,

  1. Select the Start button then Settings  
  2. Click on Update & security than Windows Update,
  3. Now click on Check for updates button.

3. Clear browsing history: Your browser automatically saves temporary Internet files to help pages load faster. Clearing this cache will sometimes fix page display problems.
If you can open Microsoft Edge, select  Hub  > History Clear all history. Select all the boxes, and then select Clear.


4. Repair or reset Microsoft Edge: Repairing the browser won’t affect anything, but resetting will remove your history, cookies, and any settings you might have changed. You’ll find these options

in Settings  > Apps Microsoft Edge > Advanced options.

reset edge

Reinstall Microsoft edge windows 10

If the problem continues, follow steps below to reinstall Microsoft edge windows 10

  • Close Microsoft Edge browser, if it’s running.
  • Open 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.
  • Type “Run” in the search field or Cortana, then copy and paste file location below:
    NoteReplace “UserName” with your user name.
  • Look for the folder named “MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe“ and delete it. You might get the confirmation dialog when you click Delete. Click Yes button.

delete edge cache data

  • After that Close all running apps and restart your PC.
  • Launch PowerShell by simply typing it in the search field or Cortana, right click it and click Run administrator
  • Once PowerShell is launched, navigate to your user account’s directory by executing this following command:
    cd C:\users\yourusername
    Replace “yourusername” with the actual user name of your account.
  • Copy and paste this command in the PowerShell command box:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}
  • Click on Enter. You will see “Operation completed for” message once the command is successfully executed.
  • Restart your computer then your Microsoft Edge should be working properly once you launch. it.

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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.