Reset Microsoft Edge browser To Default Settings in Windows 10

With windows 10 Microsoft introduced Microsoft Edge web browser with minimal design that focus on deliver a better 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. But some Times Due to Online Virus or programs users report Edge Browser crashes, not responding even won’t launch after click on logo etc.

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. But you can try resetting the instance of Microsoft Edge browser To Default Settings in your account to fix the issue you’re having.

Reset Microsoft Edge browser To Default Settings

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

You can reset Edge Browser in Two ways first one is soft reset which reset the browser interface, set to default settings what ever the things you have make change on web browser etc. And second one is hard reset which can done through windows power shell with help of reset command. Lets see how to perform.

Edge Browser soft reset

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

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.

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To reset the entire browser, check all options, then click Clear. That’s 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 Using Power Shell

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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.

Now open This PC, Click the View tab and then check Hidden items checkbox to see all hidden files and folders.

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.
delete edge package

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

Re-register Edge browser

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 Power Shell in search results, and then clicking Run as administrator option. Click Yes button when you see UAC prompt.

When the power shell opens type the following command and hit Enter to execute the command.

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

reset edge browser using powershell

This will re-install Edge browser. Once done, Restart your Windows 10 computer and see Edge Browser working smoothly without any Error. I hope this will help to reset Edge browser to Default setup and fix different Edge browser problems like edge browser not responding, Microsoft Edge crashes, or not opening problem on windows 10 computer.