Looking for a way to repair Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10 so that you can fix problems you’re facing while using it? Actually, it is possible and in this tutorial, you will find out how to do that.
Microsoft Edge is the default web browser in Windows 10. According to Microsoft, it is a fastest modern web browser available for Windows 10 in comparison of others browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera and others. Even they have done a speed test to prove this thing.
No doubt it is the fastest browser according to Microsoft, but it is not free of problems. Most of the users who’re using Microsoft Edge as default web browser in Windows 10 often complains that:
- Microsoft Edge does not open,
- Microsoft Edge is slow and laggy
- Microsoft edge automatically opens on startup
- Web pages won’t load in Microsoft Edge
- Can’t find favorites in Microsoft Edge
- Text in Microsoft Edge is smaller than normal
As of writing this article, Windows 10 users need to reset or reinstall Edge browser to get rid of the common problems and issues related to Microsoft Edge. But reinstalling or resetting Edge browser forces you to delete Edge system folder and then need to enter various commands in Powershell.
Users who don’t have much technical knowledge about how to deal with these things always avoid to run these commands on PowerShell and Command Prompt.
The majority of Windows 10 users were demanding a repair button in the Edge browser in Windows 10 via Feedback Hub app. Finally, Microsoft finds this feedback useful and decided to add repair and reset option in the Edge browser in the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
One can repair or reset Microsoft Edge browser by heading over to Settings -> Apps – > Apps & Features -> Microsoft Edge
In this Windows 10 tutorial, you will learn how you can repair Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10 without taking help of third party utilities or altering any system tools.
Repair Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10
Note: You will only see the option to repair edge browser in the Windows 10 Fall Creators update. The same feature is not available in Windows 10 Creators Update (v1703) either.
1. Launch the Settings app. For that Press WIN + I keyboard keys at the same time.
2. Head over to Apps -> Apps & features.
3. On the right pane, scroll down until you find the application named as Microsoft Edge. After that click on the same.
4. Here you will see the link which reads “Advanced option“. Simply click on the link to launch the Storage usage and app reset page.
5. On this page, you will see two options named as Repair and Reset.
Repair: Repair option will fix all the issues by repairing Microsoft Edge browser without removing any data.
Reset: Reset option will fix all the issues by resetting Microsoft Edge browser to default settings by deleting data and clearing Edge browser caches, cookies, history, and other settings.
We just want to repair Microsoft Edge browser so simply click on the Repair button. You will see a confirmation dialog box, here you need to click on Repair button again to initiate the repairing process.
In few seconds the Microsoft Edge repairing process will be completed. In case, the system asks you to reboot your PC, do the same.
In case, you’re not a great fan of Microsoft Edge browser and want to delete it? Check out my post on how to delete Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10