Microsoft Edge is your new modern web browser on Windows 10 and Windows 11 that replaces Internet Explorer. Edge is undoubtedly as functional as any other browser, but Edge also has problems.
Usually, Microsoft Edge users complain about Microsoft Edge freezing or crashing. Sometimes it is also prolonged performance while browsing the Internet. Sometimes Edge will not open at all.
Although Windows can reset apps if they are not working or syncing, users had to use complicated methods to reset and fix Microsoft Edge.
However, as of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft Edge appears as an installed app in the Settings app. Although you cannot delete the damaged Edge system files, the Edge browser now includes a restore (repair) option. Restoring Edge does require an active Internet connection.
In the background, Windows downloads new system files and resets Edge. Restoring Edge will fix most problems. Your browser data like history and saved password etc. will not be lost.
Restore Microsoft Edge
Right-click on the Windows start button. Click Settings from the context menu. Click on Apps.
In the list of installed apps on your computer search for: Microsoft Edge. Click on the Microsoft Edge result and click Modify.
A new window will open to repair Microsoft Edge. An internet connection is required to repair Edge. The browser is restarted, browser data and settings are not lost.
Click the Repair button to repair Edge.
Please be patient. Microsoft Edge is being re-downloaded and reinstalled.
When the Microsoft Edge repair process is complete, then the Microsoft Edge browser will be restarted.
I hope this has helped you. Thanks for reading!