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    Reset Microsoft Edge to Default in Windows 10

    Reset Microsoft Edge to Default in Windows 10

    How to Reset Microsoft Edge to Default in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    29 Oct 2017
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Reset Microsoft Edge to Default in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that will be available across the Windows 10 device family. It is fast, compatible, and built for the modern Web.

    This tutorial will show you how to completely reset Microsoft Edge to default for only your account in Windows 10.
    warning   Warning
    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.

    EXAMPLE: Microsoft Edge Welcome Page
    Reset Microsoft Edge to Default in Windows 10-welcome_to_microsoft_edge.jpg



    Here's How:

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below.

    Reset_Microsoft_Edge.zip

    Download

    2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the .zip file.

    4. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the Reset_Microsoft_Edge.ps1 file to your desktop.

    5. Close all instances of Microsoft Edge.

    6. Right click or press and hold on the Reset_Microsoft_Edge.ps1 file, and click/tap on Run with PowerShell. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    For reference, this below is the contents of the Reset_Microsoft_Edge.ps1 file.

    Code:
    <#
       Created by: Shawn Brink
       Tutorial: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/25353-microsoft-edge-reset-default-windows-10-a.html
    #>
    
    
    remove-item $env:localappdata\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\* -recurse -Force 2>$null
    
    Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}

    Reset Microsoft Edge to Default in Windows 10-reset_microsoft_edge.png

    7. You will now see PowerShell quickly open and close to run the commands.

    8. When you open Microsoft Edge next, you will see that it has been reset to default.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 963
    dual boot W10 10586th2/14291 rs1 Win. Insider since Jan. 2015
       #1

    Why would anyone want to do that ?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 57,043
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21382
    Thread Starter
       #2

    If you are having an issue with Microsoft Edge would be one, or if you just wanted to quickly reset all settings in Microsoft Edge back to default.
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  3. Posts : 963
    dual boot W10 10586th2/14291 rs1 Win. Insider since Jan. 2015
       #3

    Lotta people been having issues with Edge thats one reason of many why I use Chrome (as usual) for a default browser but I get your point for those folks that may want to re set Edge and with this being a decent Windows 10 forum and all it's all good .
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 57,043
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21382
    Thread Starter
       #4

    There's an option to reset Internet Explorer to default built-in to Internet Options, and I thought that since Microsoft Edge didn't have this built-in yet, this would be the next best thing for now. :)
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  5. OldMike65's Avatar
    Posts : 107,975
    Windows10 Pro (x64) 20H2 19042.985
       #5

    Would like it better if their was a way to REMOVE edge, or at least completely turn it off. oh well....:)
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  6. Posts : 963
    dual boot W10 10586th2/14291 rs1 Win. Insider since Jan. 2015
       #6

    Brink said:
    There's an option to reset Internet Explorer to default built-in to Internet Options, and I thought that since Microsoft Edge didn't have this built-in yet, this would be the next best thing for now. :)

    right : Edge is getting better it was horibble a while back but like you say not many settings options .
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  7. Almighty1's Avatar
    Posts : 1,047
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       #7

    My Edge didn't work this morning as I tried logging in to the forums here and elsewhere except it didn't log me in so I manually deleted the packages directory in Windows Explorer and then ran:
    Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\appxmanif
    est.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode

    which seems to be basically what's in the original post. Wished I saw it earlier.
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  8. simrick's Avatar
    Posts : 16,137
    W10Prox64
       #8

    Thanks for this @Brink. People are getting infected with adware/toolbars/popups/hijackware that require a complete browser reset, and every other browser has that function available to the user EXCEPT Edge. This will come in very handy!
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  9. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 57,043
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21382
    Thread Starter
       #9

    You're most welcome @simrick. I'm glad it could help. :)
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