Resetting Microsoft Edge Browser

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Resetting Microsoft Edge Browser

Sometimes Microsoft’s Edge browser simple does not work properly. Web sites fail to load, web apps do not work properly and in general Edge3 causes more trouble than its worth. That’s when Firefox & Google Chrome can be saviors.

If you are experiencing any or other issues with Edge, than you can try this fix.

WARNING – resetting a browser may result in data loss, including the loss of favorites, settings, browser history, installed extensions, or other things maintained in the browser

To Reset Microsoft Edge:

  1. Turn “off” Device Sync Settings (Settings > Accounts > Sync your Settings > Sync Settings).
  2. Open File Explorer
  3. Find the following: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages
  4. Select and delete the following folder:
    Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe(Select “Yes” on any confirmation dialog that follows.)
  5. In %localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\SettingSync\metastore, delete
    meta.edb, if it exists.
  6. In %localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\SettingSync\remotemetastore\v1, delete
    meta.edb, if it exists.
  7. Restart your PC (Start > Power > Restart).
  8. Turn “on” Device Sync Settings (Settings > Accounts > Sync your Settings > Sync Settings).
  9. Search for “PowerShell” using Cortana.
  10. Right-click the “Windows PowerShell” result, then select
  11. Run as administrator.
  12. Copy the following command, then Paste it in the PowerShell window and press Enter to run it:

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

13. Then the command completes, Restart your PC (Start > Power > Restart).