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    Reset Microsoft Edge to Default in Windows 10

    How to Reset Microsoft Edge to Default in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    31 Mar 2017
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    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
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    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}

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    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 : 964
    dual boot W10 10586th2/14291 rs1 Win. Insider since Jan. 2015
       06 Oct 2015 #1

    Why would anyone want to do that ?
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  2. Posts : 23,656
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       06 Oct 2015 #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.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 964
    dual boot W10 10586th2/14291 rs1 Win. Insider since Jan. 2015
       06 Oct 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. Posts : 23,656
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       06 Oct 2015 #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.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    06 Oct 2015 #5

    Would like it better if their was a way to REMOVE edge, or at least completely turn it off. oh well....
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 964
    dual boot W10 10586th2/14291 rs1 Win. Insider since Jan. 2015
       06 Oct 2015 #6

    Brink said: View Post
    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. Posts : 935
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       27 Oct 2015 #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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 12,425
    W10Prox64
       24 Nov 2015 #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. Posts : 23,656
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       24 Nov 2015 #9

    You're most welcome @simrick. I'm glad it could help.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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