Microsoft Edge browser is the default web browser in Windows 10 and 11. The Edge browser, now based on Chromium, has been receiving updates almost every week.
The Edge browser is quite stable. Maybe because it’s now based on the Chromium project or because Microsoft is now serious about the browser, the Edge browser is now at par or better than its competitors.
That said, it’s, after all, software. Very rarely, it might throw some errors or might have issues. For that, Microsoft has offered an easy option to repair the Edge browser.
You can repair the Edge browser without touching its data. That is, when you repair the Edge browser, your saved passwords, browsing history, bookmarks, and other data are not deleted.
This guide shows you how to repair the Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10 and 11.
Repair Microsoft Edge in Windows 10/11
Step 1: Please close the Edge browser if it’s open.
Step 2: Open the Windows 10/11 Settings app. On Windows 10 PC, navigate to Apps > Apps & features page. On Windows 11, go to Apps > Installed apps page.
Step 3: The right side of the page shows a list of apps installed on your computer. Look for the Microsoft Edge entry.
On Windows 10, click on the Edge entry and then click the Modify button. On Windows 11, click the three dots next to the entry and then click the Modify option.
Step 4: If you get UAC prompt, click the Yes button to proceed further.
Step 5: You now get the Repair Microsoft Edge dialog. As mentioned above, Windows 10/11 repairs the Edge browser installation by reinstalling it. However, the browser data (such as passwords, bookmarks, and browsing history) and settings will not be deleted. This means that you can repair the Edge browser without losing your data.
So, click on the Repair button.
Step 6: Windows 10/11 will start downloading the latest version of Edge from Microsoft servers and install it.
Step 7: Once the job is done, you will see an “Installation complete” message on the screen. Click the Close button.
Step 8: Launch the Edge browser and start using it.
Tip: How to uninstall Edge from Windows 11 guide might also interest you.