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How to Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Extensions in Windows 10

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

Personalize and add new features to Microsoft Edge with extensions. Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14291, a selection of extensions is now available for Microsoft Edge on the PC.

For more details about Microsoft Edge extensions, see:


This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the usage of extensions in Microsoft Edge for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to enable or disable Microsoft Edge Extensions.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Extensions using Group Policy
  • Option Two: To Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Extensions using a REG file


EXAMPLE: Microsoft Edge Extensions disabled
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Enable or Disable Extensions in Microsoft Edge OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Extensions in Microsoft Edge
To Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Extensions using Group Policy

Note   Note
Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Two below.


1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Microsoft Edge

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3. In the right pane of Microsoft Edge in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Allow Extensions policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 5. To Enable Microsoft Edge Extensions

A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.


 6. To Disable Microsoft Edge Extensions

A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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7. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






Enable or Disable Extensions in Microsoft Edge OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Extensions in Microsoft Edge
To Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Extensions using a REG file

Note   Note
The .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Extensions

ExtensionsEnabled DWORD

1 or delete = enable
0 = disable


1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Enable Microsoft Edge Extensions

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_Microsoft_Edge_Extensions.reg

download


 3. To Disable Microsoft Edge Extensions

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_Microsoft_Edge_Extensions.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.



That's it,
Shawn