Microsoft Edge is a completely new web browser with a minimal design that focuses on web content, 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. Users are satisfied with the new features that Edge offers and also with the fact that it’s much faster than its predecessor. But sometimes due to online virus or some other issue windows 10 users report Microsoft edge not opening, Closes Immediately after starting just sudden crashes, slow performance, or simply it won’t launch and various error codes appear.

Fix Microsoft edge not opening crashes Issue

Note: Using this guide might cause you lose your favorites, history, and settings. Before you move forward, it’s recommended that you perform a full backup or create a system restore point. So that in case something goes wrong and to need to restore your last good known state of Windows 10.

Turn on Windows Firewall

Sometimes Due to any Reason if your Windows Firewall is Turned Off then you might have this issue Microsoft edge not opening crashes issue. Then you simply need to turn it on. To do this Search and open up Control Panel on Start menu search and open the control panel app. Move to System & Security > Windows Firewall. Then click on Turn windows firewall on or off.

Now turn it on for private & public network. click ok to make save changes. Once Restart the system and Check.This is the Basic Troubleshooting to fix Microsoft edge not opening keeps freezes crashing problem on windows 10 computers. Still problem not fixed move to next solution.

Clear Browsing Data

Most of the times all Browsers start to misbehave when the browsing data get corrupt. so that same thing with Microsoft Edge browser it’s getting not responding, Crashes hangs or closes there may be chance browser history, cache, may be corrupted First Try to clear that.

First open Edge Browser and select “…” icon located in the Top right corner. Then Scroll down and select Settings. Now Scroll down and click on Choose what to clear bellow to Clear browsing data.

clear browsing data microsoft edge
clear browsing data microsoft edge
clear browsing data on windows 10 microsoft edge
clear browsing data on windows 10 microsoft edge

Here Choose what things you want to clear fallow by cached data and files, Download history, Passwords, and click on Show more you will access more advanced options include Media, licenses, Pop-up exceptions, location permissions etc. select all and click on Clear.

Now After that Close Microsoft Edge, restart your PC, and then relaunch Microsoft Edge to see if the trick worked.

Try Different User Account

most of the users Reported Create A new user account Fix this Edge Browser problem. with New User account New and Fresh Setup Here Create A New user Account on Windows and check.

Using command prompt you can easily Create a User account with Two or three commands only. So that first Open the elevated Command Prompt. Right-click on Windows 10 Start menu and select command prompt Admin.

Now Type Fallowing Command : net user % usre name % %password% / add and hit enter key.

Note: %user name % change your new create username.

%password %: Type password for your new created User account.

Ex: net user admin p@ss / add


Now Logoff From Current Account and login with New created User account And open the Edge Browser check working normally without any error.

Try To Fix Using Registry Tweak 

First Open Windows Registry editor from press Win + R and type Regedit.exe hit the enter key. When the registry window opens Backup registry database then negative to following :

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\Children

Here Expand the Children and delete all subkeys. As shown below. Note: Do not delete the children key.


After done simply close the registry windows and Restart the windows. Now Check Microsoft Edge will Run without any problems.

Remove And Rebuild Microsoft Edge Using Power Shell.

If Above Methods do not work then simply Re-register the Microsoft Edge Browser can fix this issue. Here fallow to do this.

First Restart and Start windows 10 into Safe mode with Networking. Now Open File Explorer click on View. Then Tick mark on Hidden Items box to see all Hidden files and folders.

Show hidden items on windows 10
Show hidden items on windows 10

If Edge Browser opens first close it. Now Navigate to this path: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe

(Make sure to replace %username% with the username that you use on your computer )
Now Right click on Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder select properties. Here remove the check mark Read-only.

Remove read only from edge package folder
Remove read only from edge package folder

Click Apply to make save changes. when the confirm Attribute changes popup opens click ok. Now Again Right click on Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder and now this time Select Delete. If confirmation prompt opens click on yes.

Delete edge package folder on windows 10
Delete edge package folder on windows 10

After Complete the deletion process Close the explorer. Now here were going to re-register Microsoft Edge in your account. for this Open the Power Shell. To do this on Start menu, search for Windows Power Shell, right-click it from the result, and select Run as administrator.

Now Copy following code and past on 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 Microsoft Edge Browser
Re register Microsoft Edge Browser

Once the process has been successfully completed, you would see a message similar to as shown above image. That’s all. Restart windows Into normal Startup and open Microsoft Edge. Now It will Run without any issue.


These Are some Best Method To fix Microsoft edge not opening Crashes, Freezes even not responding issues. Still, If you are getting the same issue after performing Above methods. Then you have to do some Extra Troubleshooting. Also Read 7 ways to fix windows 10 black screen with cursor after login


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