Microsoft Edge disappeared after windows 10 update? Here how to Get it back

Microsoft edge disappeared

Getting an issue Microsoft Edge icon get disappeared? Microsoft Edge, the Default web browser on Windows 10 disappeared from the start menu? Can’t find the Edge browser shortcut icon after the recent windows 10 1809 upgrade? A number of users report this issue “Microsoft Edge disappeared after windows 10 update” on Microsoft forum, Reddit as:

After upgrade to Windows 10 October 2018 Update Microsoft Edge has completely disappeared off my system! The searching system in Windows 10 doesn’t help to find out the browser, Typing in ‘Edge’ or ‘Microsoft Edge’ heralds no results whatsoever.

Microsoft edge disappeared from windows 10

There is a various reason that causes Windows 10 edge browser icon missing from Start menu, Such as Corrupted system files, Microsft edge app gets corrupted while upgrade process, Any third party app or malicious app prevent Edge browser displaying, etc. Whatever the reason here how to restore, Get the back the hidden disappeared Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10.


Make sure to install all the pending Windows update.

  • Type check for updates in the search bar.
  • Under Windows updates click on Check for updates
  • Install the pending updates.

Also, Try opening the Edge by protocol name:

  • Press Windows+R key and type microsoft-edge:// and hit Enter.
  • If the Edge browser started, Then right-click on the edge icon on the taskbar and select pin to taskbar.

ping to taskbar

Temporary Disable Security software (Antivirus) if installed. Also, there is possible Windows Defender is blocking some features on Microsoft Edge. Let’s disable the Windows Defender firewall.

  1. Press Windows Key+S on your keyboard.
  2. Type “Windows Defender Firewall” (no quotes), then press Enter.
  3. Go to the left-pane menu, then click Turn Windows Defender Firewall On or Off.
  4. Switch off Windows Firewall for both public and private networks.
  5. Press OK.

Disable Windows Defender firewall

Running the App Troubleshooter

Edge is technically a UWP app and running Windows 10 built-in app troubleshooter is the best way to fix the problem. Simply follow these steps:

  • Press Windows + I, to open Settings
  • Select Update & Security
  • Go to the left-pane menu, then click Troubleshoot.
  • Scroll down until you see Windows Store Apps.
  • Select it, then click Run the Troubleshooter.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions until the process is complete.
  • Restart your PC, Check the problem resolved.

windows store apps troubleshooter

Performing an SFC Scan

There is the possibility that the files needed to run Edge have been corrupted while the windows 10 upgrade process, or due to any reason. That cause system hides the app (as it’s not properly installed) and you notice the Microsoft edge disappeared from windows 10. Windows have a build-in System file checker utility that will check for system file corruption include the integrity of all protected operating system files and replace incorrect, corrupted, changed, or damaged versions with the correct versions where possible.

  1. Type Cmd on start menu search,
  2. Right-click on the command prompt, select run as administrator.
  3. Then type “sfc /scannow” (no quotes), then press Enter.

Run sfc utility

This will start scanning the system for missing corrupted system files if found any SFC utility automatically restore them from a compressed folder located:   %WinDir%\System32\dllcache. Restart Windows after 100% complete the scanning process and check Edge browser started displaying.

Re-register Microsoft Edge using Powershell

If performing an SFC scan did not fix the issue, you can try running some commands through Windows PowerShell.

  1. Click the Search icon on your taskbar, type PowerShell
  2. Right-click on Windows PowerShell, and select run as administrator.
  3. Then copy the command below and paste it on your Powershell window, press enter
  4. Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”}
  5. Once the command has been executed successfully, you can restart your computer.
  6. let’s open Microsoft edge from the start menu search type “Edge

open edge browser

Did these solutions help to fix and recover the “disappeared Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows 10”? Let us know in the comments below.

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