Windows 10: Edge browser Corruption

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  1.    14 Apr 2018 #1

    Edge browser Corruption


    I just discovered all my extensions in Edge are corrupt, and will not reinstall.

    I Found several sites with similar advice, i.e.

    https://www.groovypost.com/howto/fre...-10-pcs-guide/

    I deleted the contents of "Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe", but the command for powershell to restore Edge only brings up an error.

    Attachment 184803
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  2. Posts : 8,242
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       15 Apr 2018 #2

    Hi kitpzyxmsir.

    Have a look at this tutorial, Option 2. Edge is listed under "Microsoft Edge".

    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10

    I would cut and paste right out of code box.

    Although there is a warning that this will not work if you uninstalled an app for all user accounts. Likely should have done this first.

    If this fails I think I would be doing an in place repair / upgrade. Assuming you are on 1709 it will be a repair. If you are not on 1709 it will be an upgrade, just FYI.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

    I always recommend having a complete data backup even though the process is supposed to be non destructive.


    Ken
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  3.    15 Apr 2018 #3

    Hi Caledon Ken,

    I restored back to a Macrium image before I tried to uninstall Edge, but it's still corrupted.

    Attachment 184914

    I tried all Brinks solutions, but all failed.

    Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

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  4. Posts : 8,242
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       16 Apr 2018 #4

    Did you try inplace repair?


    Is Edge working and the extensions aren't or is Edge still dead?

    Saw this on extensions, I haven't tested.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...2-1dc57283d5ec
    Last edited by Caledon Ken; 16 Apr 2018 at 07:58.
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  5.    22 Apr 2018 #5

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Did you try inplace repair?
    I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "in place? I understand that the the Fall Creators Update offers an option to repair Edge, if that's what you are referring to? I deferred the update, so no option for me.

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Is Edge working and the extensions aren't or is Edge still dead?
    Edge was never immobilized until I wiped out the "Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe" folder and was unsuccessful using powershell to repair Edge. Whatever else may or may not have been wrong with Edge at the time, what I noticed was that all the extensions were "off", and could not be turned on, or reinstalled, whether they were still in place in Edge, or had been uninstalled.

    When I restored the Macrium image (created 2/18/18), the Edge extensions were still corrupted. I tried that fix you suggested, but all it really does is let you "uninstall" them from the registry. It didn't work.

    The punch line is that I then restored another Macrium image from 1/1/18 (which I was hoping to avoid since it meant I now had to go thru Windows updating it and implementing all the changes I had made since January, a time consuming pain), and found Edge in proper working order, which is great except that there is still no solution in case it happens again.

    Thanks for the help.
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  6. Posts : 34,631
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       22 Apr 2018 #6

    kitpzyxmsir said: View Post
    I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "in place? I understand that the the Fall Creators Update offers an option to repair Edge, if that's what you are referring to? I deferred the update, so no option for me.


    Edge was never immobilized until I wiped out the "Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe" folder and was unsuccessful using powershell to repair Edge. Whatever else may or may not have been wrong with Edge at the time, what I noticed was that all the extensions were "off", and could not be turned on, or reinstalled, whether they were still in place in Edge, or had been uninstalled.

    When I restored the Macrium image (created 2/18/18), the Edge extensions were still corrupted. I tried that fix you suggested, but all it really does is let you "uninstall" them from the registry. It didn't work.

    The punch line is that I then restored another Macrium image from 1/1/18 (which I was hoping to avoid since it meant I now had to go thru Windows updating it and implementing all the changes I had made since January, a time consuming pain), and found Edge in proper working order, which is great except that there is still no solution in case it happens again.

    Thanks for the help.
    Ken is offline now. If I may, what Ken is referring to is the In-Place Repair of Windows OS. Doing so will not delete anything of yours. You will still have all your apps and data, as is. It basically refreshes the entire OS, which would include Edge. Here is the tutorial for it.


    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Windows 10 Tutorials
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  7. Posts : 8,242
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       22 Apr 2018 #7

    Thanks TC. I provided that link back in post #2. Guess I didn't explain it well enough.
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  8. Posts : 34,631
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       22 Apr 2018 #8

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Thanks TC. I provided that link back in post #2. Guess I didn't explain it well enough.
    Sorry for butting in, Ken. Wasn't sure how long you'd be out. All yours!! :)
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  9. Posts : 8,242
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       22 Apr 2018 #9

    No problem TC. It is a community and everyone needs to contribute.
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  10.    01 May 2018 #10

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Ken is offline now. If I may, what Ken is referring to is the In-Place Repair of Windows OS. Doing so will not delete anything of yours. You will still have all your apps and data, as is. It basically refreshes the entire OS, which would include Edge. Here is the tutorial for it.


    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Windows 10 Tutorials
    My concern with that approach is, while it may repair Edge, wouldn't it reverse any OS tweaks/setting changes I've implemented?
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