How to fix Microsoft Edge Not Opening in Windows

How to fix Microsoft Edge Not Opening in Windows. If you can’t open the Microsoft Edge browser on your computer, here are the steps to troubleshoot and fix Microsoft Edge won’t open on Windows 11/10.

Microsoft Edge Not Opening in Windows

A common reason for the Microsoft Edge browser, not opening is ad-blocking or other extensions or plug-ins preventing the browser from opening or working properly.

If you don’t use browser extensions, the problem may be because the Edge browser is blocked by an antivirus program installed on your computer, or the Microsoft Edge application is broken or corrupted.

End the Microsoft Edge process using Task Manager

Right-click on the Taskbar and select Task Manager in the right-click menu. On the Task Manager screen, switch to the Processes tab > right-click on Microsoft Edge and select the End Task option.

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How to fix Microsoft Edge Not Opening in Windows

After this, see if you can open the Microsoft Edge browser on your computer.

Restart the computer

The issue may be caused by a stuck program or process preventing Windows from launching the Microsoft Edge browser on your computer.

Just restart your computer and see if you can use the Microsoft Edge browser.

Repair Microsoft Edge

When applications don’t open or work properly on your computer, Windows can fix them very easily.

Go to Settings > Apps > select Apps & Features in the left pane. In the right-pane, select Microsoft Edge and click on Modify. On the next pop-up, click on the Repair Microsoft Edge button.

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This will make Windows download and install the latest version of Microsoft Edge on your computer.

Open Microsoft Edge in Private Mode

Right-click on the Edge Icon in Taskbar and select New InPrivate Window option.

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If you can open Microsoft Edge in private mode, this indicates that the problem may be related to an extension, a plugin, or a specific change in browser settings.

In this case, the solution is to disable or remove the browser extension from your computer.

Disable/remove browser extensions

You can identify the extension that is causing the problem on your device by disabling and re-enabling all extensions one by one.

Open Microsoft Edge in Private Mode > click on the 3-dots icon and select Extensions in the drop-dow menu. On the next screen, click on Manage Extensions. On the Extensions screen, you can disable extensions by moving the toggle to the OFF position and delete extensions by clicking on the Remove option.

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After disabling/removing the extension, the Microsoft Edge browser should launch on your computer.

Reset the Microsoft Edge browser

The reset option in Microsoft Edge disables all extensions/plugins and resets the browser to its original default settings.

Open Microsoft Edge browser in Private Mode > Click on the Three-dots icon and select Settings in the drop-down menu. On the Settings screen, scroll down on the left pane and select the Reset Settings tab. In the right-pane, click on Reset settings to their default values option.

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After the reset process is complete, open Microsoft Edge and check if it is now working correctly on your computer.

Scan your computer for malware

The problem may be due to a virus or malware program on your computer.

You can rule out this possibility by using Microsoft Defender Offline Scan or using a third-party antivirus program installed on your computer to scan your computer for malware.

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