Saturday, November 14, 2015

How To Fix Issue Of Microsoft Edge Not Working In Windows 10

Windows 10 installed in your system have problem opening Microsoft Edge. You have repeatedly clicked on the icon expecting it to start and all the means to fix it proved abortive. 

Image of Microsoft Edge browser

The cause of the issue is from the 'Microsoft Edge' folder in the 'Appdata' directory refusing to respond to action. This can be a bug or issue with tweaking of your system registry. 

The best practical way to forestall the problem requires some rudimentary process of reinstalling the broken Microsoft Edge browser. If you are having the 'error code -214702310' at the 'Eventlog' and couldn't find a Microsoft catalog for it  this information would be useful to you. 

File Explore showing red arrows indicating process

STEP 1: Click on  'File Explorer' and click on 'View' tab and select the little box close to 'Hidden Items'.

Image showing Windows Key + R in red

STEP 2: Press Windows Key + R to open 'Run' dialog.

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STEP 3: Type or copy and paste                                                          C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe  into 'Run' and click on 'OK' to continue.

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STEP 4:  Look for your  'Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge...version folder and  right-click on it and select 'Delete' to remove it. Wait for your system to finish the process before moving to the next step.

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STEP 5:  Next, click on 'Start Menu' and click on 'Restart' to restart your system.

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STEP 6:  Type or copy and paste Windows PowerShell into 'Cortana' and click  on the first one to open it.

Image show how to run Windows PowerShell as Administrator

STEP 7: Type or copy and paste  Start-Process powershell -Verb runAs into PowerShell command prompt and click on 'Yes' at the UAC(User Account Control) dialog to continue.

Red arrows indicating example of a Username in the image is patri (arrow number 2)

STEP 8: Type or copy and paste  cd\  and press ENTER key. Next, type or copy and paste  cd C:\Users\[add your system username here] and Press Enter key. Please, don't add the square bracket.

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STEP 9: Type or copy and paste  Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}  into PowerShell as an Administrator and press ENTER Key to continue.

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STEP 10: Restart your system for changes to take effect.