Microsoft Edge crashes – how to reinstall and fix

Unexpected Microsoft Edge crashes seem to be everyday’s business for some Windows 10 users nowadays. In addition some users may even experience Edge won’t start at all.
Microsoft Edge is an exception to other software programs because it is built-in application (appx). Therefor there is no way to uninstall or reinstall it by using Programs and Features.
This short wrap up shows you how to reinstall Microsoft Edge.
    1. Close Microsoft Edge, if it’s running
    2. Open Windows Explorer. Navigate to C:\Users\your_username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe
      where your_username is your account name. I.e. if your account name is ChrisE, you would navigate to
    3. Delete all folders in this directory. You may get some confirmation dialogues. Press Yes (do this for all current items), yes, yes, yes, until the folder is empty. If some deletion tasks failed, try again.
    4. Restart your PC
    5. Start Powershell as Administrator. To do so, click your start menu icon, type Powershell, right click Powershell and choose Run as Administrator
      Run Powershell as Administrator
    6. In Powershell, copy-paste this command
      Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}
      Get AppXPackage Edge
    7. Restart your computer. Your Edge Browser will now be reinstalled.


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