Completely Reset Microsoft Edge to Default Settings

Reset Microsoft Edge to Default Settings

If Microsoft Edge displaying any types of error messages or you are feeling uncomfortable with your Microsoft Edge web browser   then the simple and effective solution it Resetting this internet browser. By resetting Microsoft Edge you can fix multiple issues, this blog contains a complete guide to Reset Edge browser. This guide will help you to completely reset Microsoft Edge to default settings in Windows 10 Desktop edition.

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Steps to Completely Reset Microsoft Edge to Default Settings in Windows 10

Step 1: Launch Microsoft Edge and click on three dots (…) to open settings. Click Settings.

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Step 2: In SETTINGS pane, scroll down and click on the Chose what to clear option available under Clear browsing data heading.2

Step 3: After it, put a check mark against all the available options and press Clear button to erase the selected content from the browser.3

Step 4: Now close the Microsoft Edge, open task manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc . Right click on Microsoft Edge process and choose Open file location. Again right click and choose End task option this time. Close Task Manager.4


Step 5: Open the SystemApps folder, renameMicrosoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe to Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.old sub-folder. Close File Explorer.5

Step 6: Now you have to open administrative Windows PowerShell. Type the below given command and press Enter key to execute the command:

Get-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullName

In this Window you will see the list of all apps installed on your system along with their full package name. From this Window you have to note down the full package name for Microsoft Edge .


Step 7: After it, type this command and press Enter key:

get-appxpackage *Microsoft Edge PackageFullName* | remove-appxpackage

Step 8: Now you need to re-register Microsoft Edge, apply the below given steps:

Steps to Re-register Microsoft Edge App In Windows 10

Step 1: Go to the search box and type windows powershell,   right click on Windows PowerShell from results and choose Run as administrator.

Step 2: After it, in the PowerShell window, type below given cmdlet and press Enter key:



Step 3: Now you need to execute the re-install cmdlet. Type below given command and press Enter key:

Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\<PackageFullName>\appxmanifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

*Substitute, C: with your system root drive and <PackageFullName> enter the Microsoft edge’s full package name which you noted down in previous step.9

While the execution of cmdlet command, you’ll see the progress bar .10

After the completion of execution, close the Windows PowerShell and restart system. After rebooting your system, Microsoft Edge will work fine.

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