Microsoft Edge won’t open in Windows 10/11 Fix

Microsoft Edge is the Microsoft recommended default browser in Windows 10. Microsoft Edge is the fastest browser out there that is getting more user attention with its compact design, regular updates, superior features. But some of the users are unable to open the Edge browser on their computers. If you are one of these users experiencing similar difficulties, simply follow these easy fixes.

Workarounds 

1. Just disable the antivirus program you are currently using on your computer. Further, try to open the Edge browser.

Fix 1 – End process of edge in task manager

1 – Open Task manager by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + ESc keys jointly from keyboard

Task Manager Edge End

 

2 – Click Details tab

3 – Locate edge processes related with edge, right click and choose end process tree.

Try to Open Edge again

Fix 2 – Delete corrupted packages

Clear the corrupted packages from your computer.

1. Press the Windows key+R keys together.

2. Here, type this location and click on “OK“.

appdata

 

Win + R Run Command Type Appdata Enter



 



3. When the Appdata window opens up, go to this location-

Local > Packages

 

4. When you have opened the Packages folder, look out for the folders related to ‘Microsoft Edge’.

5. Select all the folders related to Microsoft Edge. Right-click on the selected folders and click on “Delete“.

 

Edge Delete Min

 

6. Once you have deleted all the folders, close the File Explorer screen.

Restart your computer and try to open the Edge again.

 

Fix 3 – Run  a PowerShell command

Re-install the default Edge client on your machine with a PowerShell command.

1. Right-click on the Windows icon and click on “PowerShell (Admin)“.

 

Powershell Admin

 

 

2. As soon as the PowerShell window opens up, copy this command and paste it there.

Hit the ‘Enter‘ key from your keyboard to execute this code.

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

 

Powershell Command

 

 

Once you have executed this code, close the PowerShell window.

Restart your system afterward. Check if this works out for you.

 

Fix  4 – Run a notepad script

Create and run a batch file to end the Edge processes on your system.

1. Open the Notepad on your computer.

2. When the Notepad opens up, copy-paste this script.

::

:: uses TaskKill (/F = Force, /IM = image name) to exit all Microsoft Edge Processes

::

@ECHO OFF

taskkill /F /IM microsoftedge.exe

taskkill /F /IM microsoftedgeCP.exe

 

3. After pasting the script, click on “File” and click on “Save as“.

 

Notepad Save As Min

 

4. Set the ‘File type’ to “All files“.

5. Name the file as “Edge.bat” and click on “OK” to save it in a location of your choice.

 

Edge Batch Min

 

Close the Notepad window.

Go to the location where you have saved the file.

6. Right-click on the “Edge.bat” file and click on “Run as administrator“.

 

Edge Run As Admin Min

 

The batch file will now run on your computer to kill all Edge processes running at the background. This should fix your problem.

 

Fix 5 – Modify the Group Policy settings

Sometimes this problem may occur due to corrupted policies on your system.

1. You need to press the Windows key+R.

2. After that, write “gpedit.msc“. Click on “OK“.

 

Gpedit Run

 

3. Go to this location on the left-hand side,

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > App Package Deployment

 

App Deployment Package Min

 

4. On the left-hand side, locate the “Allow deployment in special profiles” policy settings.

5. Double click on it to access it.

 

Allow Deployment Operations In Special Profile Min

 

6. When the policy appears, click on the radio button of “Enabled“.

7. After that, click on “Apply” and “OK“.

 

Enabled Min

 

Close the Local Group Policy Editor screen. Restart the system and try to access the Edge again.

 

Fix 6 – Install latest Windows updates

Windows pushes critical MS Edge updates along with the Windows Update process.

1. Open up the Settings window.

2. Then click on the “Updates & Security” settings.

 

Update And Security Min

 

3. Then, click on “Check for updates“.

 

Update & Security Windows Update Check For Updates

 

4. Windows will download the updates on your computer.

5. Click on “Restart Now” to restart your computer.

 

View Optional Update Restart Now

 

This should update your computer.

 

Fix 7 – Run some scans

You have to run some file checker scans on your computer to fix some corrupted system files.

1. You need to press the Windows key+R keys

2. Then, type this code and hit Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys together.

cmd

 

Run Command Cmd Ctrl + Shift + Enter

 

3. Paste this code in the terminal. Thereafter, hit Enter to run the scan.

sfc /scannow

 

2 Sfc Scan Now

 

SFC scan will commence.

4. To launch a DISM scan, paste this command in the terminal and then hit Enter.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

 

Command Prompt (admin) Run Dism Command Enter

 

After running the DISM scan on your system, close the CMD screen, restart the machine. Try to access the Edge further.

 

Fix 8 – Clean boot the machine

You can check if Edge is working in clean boot mode.

1. Press the Windows key+R keys together.

2. Write this code in the Run terminal.  Click on “OK“.

msconfig

 

Msconfig



 

3.At first, simply click on the “General” tab.

4. Next, check the box of the “Selective startup” option.

5. After that step you have to check the box beside the “Load system services.

 

Selective Startup Load System Services Min

 

6. After doing that, go to the “Services” section.

7. Next what you have to do is check the “Hide all Microsoft services“.

8. Finally, click on the “Disable all“.

 

Disable Services Min

 

This will disable all the third-party services on your computer.

9. Go to the “Startup” tab after that.

10. Just click on the “Open Task Manager“.

 

Startup Task Manager Min

 

10. After opening the Task Manager, just right-click on the item you want to disable the auto-startup of and click on “Disable“.

 

Disable Startup Min

 

When you have disabled all the startup of unnecessary applications, close the Task Manager window.

11. After that, click on “Apply” and “OK“.

 

Apply Ok

 

When your system clean boots, try the Edge again.

Your problem should be solved.





1 thought on “Microsoft Edge won’t open in Windows 10/11 Fix”

  1. I deleted the Edge packages. It did not help (after reboot).
    Then I copied and ran the powershell command but all I got was errors. Looking closer, the command seems to be missing a backslash before the final filename:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

    Having added that, at least a lot of stuff happens, though there are still some errors. Unfortunately it did not make Edge work again after reboot 🙁

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