[Fix:] Microsoft Edge browser is not Working properly

Microsoft Edge application is one powerful browser application launched by Microsoft by improving Internet Explorer browser. Though it has no security or performance threats, yet it might have some glitches which cannot be totally avoided. But while working if it gets stuck somewhere or does not open properly, then we might have to repair / recover the application. In this article we will guide you in many ways how to recover microsoft edge application in Windows 11


Fix 1: Repair Microsoft Edge by Deleting Application Publishing Certificate

Step 1: Open the File Explorer

Press Win +E keys together on your keyboard.

Step 2: In the File Explorer to make sure hidden files/folders are visible

Navigate to View > Show > Hidden items as shown in the below picture.


Hidden Items Visible Win11

Step 3: After the hidden items are visible

Copy & Paste the following path in the address bar of the File Explorer and hit Enter key.


Step 4: In the Packages folder

Scroll down and look for folder by name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe

Select the folder and Press Shift + Delete keys together to permanently delete the folder.

Then, Click Yes to delete.

Permanently Delete Microsoft.microsoftedge 8wekyb3d8bbwe Win11

Now Restart your system and try using Microsoft Edge.

Hope the problem got fixed.

Fix 2: Repair Microsoft Edge by Windows PowerShell

Step 1: Open Windows PowerShell

Press Win key and type powershell.

Then Right-Click on the PowerShell app from the search results.

Click Run as administrator from the context menu.

Open Powershell Run As Admin Win11

Step 2: In the PowerShell application

Copy and Paste the below command and hit Enter key.

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

Powershell Command For Ms Edge Repair Win11

Then, Close the PowerShell window.

Step 4: After closing PowerShell window

Open Microsoft Edge browser on your system.

Click on Three horizontal dots ( . . . ) at the end of address bar.

Three Horizontant Dots Ms Edge Win11

Step 5: Then, Click on Settings from the list.

Settings Ms Edge Win11

Step 6: In the Settings page

Type reset settings in the search bar as shown below.

Then, Click on Restore settings to their default values.

Reset Settings Ms Edge Win11

Step 7: In the Reset Settings window

Click Reset as shown below.

Reset Settings Window Edge Win11


Now try to relaunch the Microsoft Edge application and check if it works properly.

Hope this resolved your issue.

Fix 3: Repair Microsoft Edge from Programs & Features

Step 1: Open Programs & Features.

Press Win + R keys together on your keyboard to open run dialog box.

Type appwiz.cpl and hit Enter key.

Open Progams And Features From Run Dialog Box

Step 2: In the Programs and Features page

Look for Microsoft Edge and Select it.

Then, Right Click on it and select Change as shown in the below image.

Please click Yes on the UAC prompt to proceed.

Ms Edge Change Programs And Features

Step 3: In the Repair window

Click Repair as shown below.

Repair Window Ms Edge Win11

Microsoft Edge download window will appear and please wait till the download and re-installation process completes.

Then, Restart your laptop and check if the problem still persists.

That’s all folks!

Hope you found this article helpful.

If so, please let us know which fix worked for you by commenting below.

Thank you for reading!