How To: How to Reset Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

You are right to say the Microsoft Edge we see in Windows 10 is yet in its infant days, and at times we get to see such bottlenecks pop up. Should you come to the reality that your Edge is faced up with hitched performance, occasional crashes, as well as the disturbing appearance of adware, popups, or toolbar, then your best shot at normalizing the crisis is resetting Microsoft Edge.

How to Reset Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

How to Reset Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

Resetting Microsoft Edge is quite different from resetting other browsers. Basically Edge happens to be a part of the Windows operating system, so it is not possible to be uninstalled. There are surely a variety of means to embark on to combat this inconvenience, but at least it is preferable to make do with the basic methods first.

Reset Microsoft Edge Through Its Settings

Click the three horizontal dots in the upper right corner of the Edge window to open the “Settings” menu by and then select “Settings.”

How to Reset Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

How to Reset Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

Click “Choose what to clear” below Clear browsing data, and move to select “Show more.” You get to see a lot of data types here. Move on to select them all and then click “Clear.” After this, proceed to get a fresh slate by restarting your PC and re-open Edge.

How to Reset Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

How to Reset Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

Repair Microsoft Edge Through System File Checker

Microsoft Edge is a essentially a principal feature of Windows 10, not some stand-alone app. Should the error be triggered by file corruption or issues in close resemblance, Windows’ System File Checker tool (sfc.exe) might fit in the role of resolving the problem. It is possible to run a full system scan with the System File Checker when you right-click the Start menu, followed by selecting “Command Prompt (Admin)”, and then run the following command:

sfc /scannow

Reset Microsoft Edge Through PowerShell

If the explained approach can not fetch in solutions for you, you may have to take a heavier approach. This time, the PowerShell command will re-register the core data of Microsoft Edge after deleting it earlier. It is necessary you undertake a complete backup and there is the option of creating a system restore point prior to going on, just in the circumstance of anything derailing. This of course is very vital, and please it is strictly mandatory to create a backup before you continue.

First, navigate to the following folder and clear everything inside it:

(Replace %username with your own username.)

The following move entails right-clicking on the Start menu and then selecting “Windows PowerShell (Admin)”. Inside PowerShell, copy and paste the code:

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

After you have done this, hit Enter:

If you have rightly followed instructions, what you should see should be in this kind:

This is what you should see

This is what you should see

The next time you open Microsoft Edge, you should see that a reset to the default has been carried out. Should you come across any error, input the following command to get the first few logged events:

Get-Appxlog | Out-GridView

Please don’t forget the error code in the log and proceed with the following link

Hope the tutorial was helpful!

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