Friday, September 7, 2018

How to Reset Microsoft Edge Web Browser in Windows 10

Microsoft Edge is a pre-installed web browser offered in Windows 10. Previously, Microsoft offered Internet Explorer as its pre-installed web browser, but now Microsoft Edge has replaced it in Windows 10. According to Microsoft Corporation, the Edge browser is safer and more compatible than Internet Explorer. The web browser is designed to work efficiently still some of the users are facing the problem while running the internet software. Some claimed that the browser is running slow, taking time open or not even opening.

There could be a few reasons for this inappropriate behavior of Microsoft Edge. But, resetting the browser can be a workaround that you might want to know. Like Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge cannot be deleted because it is an integral part of Windows. It is true that you can manually uninstall Edge to reinstall it in your computer, but you can perform a reset task to tackle the problem. But remember, resetting the browser may remove all the cached data like history, cookies, and settings. Let’s see the step to check the process to reset Microsoft Edge. However, you must have Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Here, the methods to reset Windows Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

1. Close your Microsoft Edge browser.

2. Go to Settings and click Apps.

3. Now, select Apps & features.

4. Scroll down to Microsoft Edge.

5. Click Microsoft Edge and Advanced Options link will appear.

6. Click the link.

7. Now, Storage Usage and App reset page for Edge will open.

8. Click the Reset button, and again the software will ask to click it.

9. Click the Reset button again to confirm.

10. Now, after a few seconds, the software will display a check sign in front of Reset to signify that the process is complete.

Make sure that Microsoft Edge is not running or else the browser might display error. Wait until the process is completed, you can launch the browser again to check whether there is any problem with Microsoft Edge or not.

If there is a problem, then you can Repair the browser through System File Checker.

Since the Microsoft Edge is material in Windows 10, it cannot be deleted. But the problem in Edge can be repaired using the System File Checker tool.

1. Open Command Prompt in your Windows 10 computer.

2. Now type sfc /scannow and press Enter.

3. This command will run your computer on full system scan.

4. After SFC command, restart your computer and check Microsoft Edge is running correctly or not.

Well, SFC commands do work effectively but if it fails, then you must go advanced DISM commands. Note that following any of the processes, you must keep Microsoft Edge closed, else the running web browser might create obstruction resulting in an error in the process. 

John Morrison is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, John has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as

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