How to uninstall Microsoft Edge from Windows 10 in 2020?

There is a default web browser in Windows 10 Operating System, but Microsoft has introduced a new web browser for Windows users. This all-new and light-weighted web browser is known as Microsoft Edge. This browser came as a replacement for Internet Explorer. But, sometimes it stops working as expected and you have to remove and re-install it.Since Microsoft Edge is a core or build-in part of Windows 10; therefore you cannot uninstall using the Control Panel.

Uninstall Microsoft Edge

Steps to Uninstall Microsoft Edge

Follow the steps one by one to uninstall Microsoft edge from a PC running Windows 10 OS:

  1. First of all, boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode. For this,
    • Press Win+R keys to open the “Run” dialog box.
    • Now, msconfig and hit the Enter key.
    • Tap on the “Boot” tab.
    • Tick mark the “Safe Boot” option and hit the “OK” option.
    • In the end, restart your computer.
  2. Turn on the “Hidden” files view. To enable the view:
    • Right-click on the “Start” menu and go to the “Control Panel”.
    • Change the “View” by to “small icons”.
    • Tap-open the “File Explorer Options”.
    • Select Show hidden files, folders or drives and click OK at the View tab.
  3. Remove the package folder of Microsoft Edge. For this, go to;
    • C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages

(Note: Replace %username% with your own username)

  • Rename the folder Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe to Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.BAK.


  • Close Windows Explorer and restart your device.

You may also like to read- How to uninstall programs on Windows 10?

How to uninstall Microsoft Edge using PowerShell?

Using the PowerShell command, you can easily uninstall certain programs from your device. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open your device as an admin and select PowerShell from the “Start” menu.
  2. Here, type the command “get-appxpackage *edge*” and press the “Enter” key.
  3. Now, type “remove-appxpackage” and press the “Space” button.
  4. After this, copy the results and hit the “Enter” key.

Uninstall Microsoft Edge from Xbox One

Since Microsoft edge comes pre-installed in Xbox One consoles; therefore you cannot delete it from Xbox One. But you can certainly block some websites from it so that nobody could access it.

How can you reinstall Microsoft Edge?

To reinstall Microsoft Edge, you have to first launch the PowerShell. After this, perform the following procedure:

  1. After launching PowerShell, navigate to your user account’s directory and for this, type the following command:

cd C:\users\yourusername (Note: Replace “yourusername” with your actual user name.)

  1. Now, copy the following command and paste it in the prompt:

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

  1. Now, hit the “Enter” key and then you will see “Operation completed for” message.
  2. Finally, restart your computer to use Edge once again.


We recommend you to reinstall Edge after deleting it for safer and faster web browsing experience. Since it is specifically designed for Windows users; they can enjoy its various features and functionalities on the go.

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