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  1. Posts : 561
    Windows 10 Pro 19042 x64
       #1

    Remove "Edge" remains


    Hello,Recently installed update KB5001330.When finished, I saw a new uninvited guest - "Edge" browser, which I never used. Could not uninstall it from the "Settings"...Apps", so managed to uninstall it with "CCleaner".The only thing which bothers the eye is in the system menu = "Microsoft Edge". Right-click on does not give an option to remove it, its just an empty blue square icon.How can I remove it ?Answers will be appreciated.ThanksMotimWindows 10 pro x 64, winver 19041.928
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  2. Posts : 34,947
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    The 'new' Edge Chromium is delivered with the O/S. I would expect even if you remove it that it will be reinstated on any next upgrade. Plus it's the default for certain things you might click.

    I would rather ignore such items than fight against them.

    Edge Deflector is said to be still functional.

    the system menu
    - do you mean the Start Menu?

    I can't even see it there... screenshot?
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  3. Posts : 17,720
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #3

    You shouldn't actually remove the "remains" but you can check in these locations for the START Menu entry...

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

    C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu



    Completely removing the actual leftover files from the OLD Edge, will break Windows Update.
    But you should be able to deal with the Start Menu icon.
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  4. Posts : 561
    Windows 10 Pro 19042 x64
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Remove "Edge" remains


    dalchina said:
    The 'new' Edge Chromium is delivered with the O/S. I would expect even if you remove it that it will be reinstated on any next upgrade. Plus it's the default for certain things you might click.
    I would rather ignore such items than fight against them.
    Edge Deflector is said to be still functional.
    - do you mean the Start Menu?
    I can't even see it there... screenshot?
    Hello,
    Thanks.
    Attached screenshot.
    Motim
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Remove &quot;Edge&quot; remains-screenshot-ms-edge.jpg  
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  5. Posts : 34,947
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #5

    Personally I would not attempt this- there are plenty of comments on the net saying 'don't' and even one apparently from someone from MS:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...7-433a36879428

    Good luck. (And I don't have Edge on my Start Menu for some reason!)
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  6. Posts : 561
    Windows 10 Pro 19042 x64
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Remove "Edge" remains


    Ghot said:
    You shouldn't actually remove the "remains" but you can check in these locations for the START Menu entry...
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    Completely removing the actual leftover files from the OLD Edge, will break Windows Update.
    But you should be able to deal with the Start Menu icon.
    Thanks.
    Looked in both locations mentioned above - its not there.
    Motim
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  7. Posts : 34,947
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #7

    App shortcuts aren't there. They are placed in the Start Menu by the O/S.

    Perhaps if you were to have WindowsApps thoroughly enough, that make make it go away.
    How to Get Access to WindowsApps Folder in Windows 10

    But please, if you break the O/S doing this sort of thing, please don't ask for help fixing it. Thanks.
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  8. Posts : 25,642
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.1
       #8

    Motim said:
    Thanks.
    Looked in both locations mentioned above - its not there.
    Motim
    It is in my C:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft\Edge
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  9. Posts : 17,720
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #9

    ...and the location of the remaining legacy Edge file...

    C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe



    But as I mentioned above, every time someone tries to remove these files... Windows Update breaks.
    I don't see any START Menu icons in there either.
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  10. Posts : 25,642
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.1
       #10

    Ghot said:
    ...and the location of the remaining legacy Edge file...

    C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe



    But as I mentioned above, every time someone tries to remove these files... Windows Update breaks.
    I don't see any START Menu icons in there either.
    C:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft\Edge

    You do not see one in the above location?
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