Win10 Reinstall Edge Browser

Sometimes you might run into an issue with Edge not opening. Sometimes this is caused if you have to run a windows store repair operation, or the app just gets corrupt. this tutorial will walk you through repairing the app.

1. Reboot the system into safe mode:

  • type "msconfig" into the start menu and open "system configuration"
  • switch to the "boot" tab
  • check off safe mode, and network
  • hit "apply" and if prompted about bitlocker, hit yes

2. **if you were prompted about bitlocker .. follow this step..

  • type "this pc" into start menu
  • right click your system drive (usually C), hit "manage bitlocker"
  • hit "suspend protection" for the system drive in the bitlocker screen

3. Reboot

4. Computer should now be in safe mode, verifiable with the text in the corners of the desktop screen

5. Hit windows key and "R"

  • paste this: "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages" into the box
  • hit "ok"
  • Here you will see the package Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe. Delete it.
  • If you cannot, right-click on it and select Properties. Here under General tab > Attributes, uncheck the Read only check-box. If need be, Take ownership of the file and then delete it.

6. Reboot the system back into normal mode:

  • type "msconfig" into the start menu and open "system configuration"
  • switch to the "boot" tab
  • uncheck safe mode
  • hit "apply" and if prompted about bitlocker, hit yes
  • Reboot

7. open an elevated PowerShell prompt, type the following and hit Enter:

  • Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}
  • This will re-install Edge browser. Once done, you will receive a Operation completed message. Restart your Windows 10 computer and see if this has worked for you.

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