Edge is a built-in Windows browser application in Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 10 that cannot be removed completely or uninstalled like its predecessor Internet Explorer. If for some reasons such as the browser is experiencing slow performance, crashes, or the weird appearance of adware, toolbar, or popups, you can reset it. However, as  a part of the Windows operating system, resetting Microsoft Edge is not like resetting other browsers.

Following are two effective methods that can help you reset Microsoft Edge to default settings in Windows 10. Let’s check out now!

Method 1: Reset Microsoft Edge using PowerShell

Note: Before resetting, remember to perform a full backup or create a system restore point.

Step 1: Go to the following folder and clear everything inside it:


Note: Remember to replace %username with your own username.

Step 2: Right-click on the Start menu and select “Windows PowerShell (Admin)”. Copy and paste the following code and hit Enter:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}

Once done, you will receive an Operation completed message. That’s it! If you launch Microsoft Edge next time, you will see that the browser has been reset to default.

Method 2: Reset Microsoft Edge using its Settings

Step 1: Click the three horizontal dots in the top right corner of the Edge window and select Settings to launch the Settings menu

In Windows 10, tap on the three-dots in the top right corner to open the context menu, and select Settings from it

Step 2: Click the Choose what to clear option under Clear browsing data and then click Show more

Step 3: Here you can see many data types, including Media licenses, Pop-up exceptions, Location permissions, Full screen permissions and Compatibility permissions. Choose all of them and click Clear start the removal process

Step 4: Restart your computer and open Microsoft Edge again


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