How to Reset Microsoft Edge to default settings in Windows 10

MS Edge is a part of Windows 10 OS and cannot be uninstalled or removed completely like its predecessor Internet Explorer. If you experience glitches and unstable work of Edge or just want to clear all your traces from the browser you may want to reset its settings. There are two ways to reset Edge: soft and hard reset. Here is how to reset Microsoft Edge to default settings in Windows 10. 

Full reset of Microsoft Edge app in Windows 10

Step 1. Close Edge application.

Step 2. Launch the elevated PowerShell:

run powershell as admin elevated powershell

Step 3. Paste this into the PowerShell console to remove Edge:

remove-item $env:localappdata\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\* -recurse -Force 2>$null

Step 4: Reinstall Edge app by pasting this code into the PowerShell console:

Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}

how to reset edge browser in windows 10

This will wipe out all your data and reset the Edge app.

Step 5. Reboot your computer!

After the reboot your Edge browser will look like new:

reset edge

Second method to reset Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 (fast but not so reliable)

Go to the Menu and click on Settings:

edge settings

Click on Choose what to clear:

choose what to clear

Click on Show more, set all checkboxes and press Clear:

clear edge browsing data

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