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#1 grannyandy


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 07:38 PM

Had a window's update and now the browser edge does not work it starts but then just closes on its own. I do not use it all the time but it was handy. any info would be appreciated thank you Andrea

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#2 FreeBooter


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 08:54 PM

If you are having any of the problems like below with Microsoft Edge, then resetting Microsoft Edge settings to default and reinstalling Microsoft Edge may help.


  • Microsoft Edge doesn't not open when you click/tap on it's icon
  • Microsoft Edge is missing from the Start menu
  • Microsoft Edge is not listed in default apps.
  • Microsoft Edge opens and then closes  immediately.

When you reset Microsoft Edge, it will also delete all of your favorites in Microsoft Edge.

If wanted, you should back up your favorites in Microsoft Edge first.


1. Open Windows PowerShell by pressing the BxVxp04.png + S keys to open Search. 

2. Type powershell into search box.

3. Right click the Windows PowerShell in the search results and select Run as administrator


4. Execute following command:

remove-item $env:localappdata\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\* -recurse -Force


5. Execute following command:

Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}


6. Restart your computer.

Edited by FreeBooter, 14 October 2017 - 08:55 PM.

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