Edge, the new web browser from Microsoft for Windows 10 is not free of problems. Users often complain that the Edge browser doesn’t open, Edge browser is slow, and Edge browser automatically closes a few seconds after starting it.
For all these days, Windows 10 users had to reset/reinstall the Edge browser to fix most of the issues. Reinstalling/resetting the Edge browser requires you to delete a system folder and then executing a couple of commands in PowerShell. Novice users always hesitate to run some unknown commands and try to avoid Command Prompt and PowerShell.
Users were asking Microsoft to provide an option to repair the Edge browser in Windows 10. Finally, Microsoft seems to have listened to users feedback as there are provisions to repair and reset the Edge browser in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709).
The reset and repair operations of Edge browser can be done by navigating to Settings > Apps > Apps & features > Microsoft Edge.
In this guide, we will see how to repair the Edge browser in Windows 10 without the help of any after-market utilities or without modifying any system tools.
Repair Microsoft Edge browser
Here is how to repair Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10.
IMPORTANT: The ability to repair Microsoft Edge browser is available in Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 (version 1709). The same feature doesn’t exist in Windows 10 Creators Update (v1703).
Step 1: Open the Settings app. Navigate to Apps > Apps & features.
Step 2: Look for Microsoft Edge entry and click on the same. You should now see Advanced options link. Click on the link to open Storage usage and app reset page.
Step 3: Here, you will see two options: Repair, and Reset. The Repair option repairs Microsoft Edge browser without removing your data. The Reset option is meant to reset Microsoft Edge browser to default settings by deleting your data, including browser history, cookies, and other Edge settings.
Since we want to repair the Edge browser, click the Repair button. Finally, if you see a confirmation dialog, click Repair button again to begin repairing the Edge browser installation.
Your Edge browser should be ready to use in a few seconds. If Windows 10 asks you to restart your PC, do the same once.
Don’t forget to read our how to uninstall and remove Microsoft Edge browser from Windows 10 guide.