How to Restore Disappeared Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is a replacement of Internet Explorer with better performance released for Windows 10. There is no doubt that Windows 10 and its features are fantastic, still, the users have complained about it. It has been reported by many of the Windows 10 users that Microsoft Edge is disappearing from Windows. There could be several reasons for that but, this guide will let you find and Microsoft Edge in the Windows 10. If you see the same issues, then follow the methods below.

Here’s how to troubleshoot the disappeared Microsoft Edge issue

Remove the Latest Updates

Most of the users report that the problem is occurring right after the process of updating the system. If you have updated your system then probably the new updates are causing the issue.

  1. Open the Settings in your system.
  2. Click and open Update & Security.
  3. Now go to View Update History.
  4. Click the Uninstall Updates
  5. Now navigate the latest updates you installed.
  6. Once you have found it, right click on the Update.
  7. Now, select Uninstall from the list.
  8. Once it is done, you must restart your computer.

Turn off Firewall protection

Windows Defender can also prevent the Edge to run in your computer which could be the same reason in your situation. Turning the defender can bring the desired results.

  1. Go to Search and type firewall and open Windows Defender Firewall.
  2. Now, click Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off.
  3. Disable the Firewall for Private and Public.

Use Windows Powershell

Windows has Powershell, an automation and configuration framework working on the command line interface. This also works as a command prompt hence to operate follow the steps.

  1. Open Start Menu on your computer.
  2. Now, type Powershell in the search bar.
  3. Select Windows Powershell from the results.
  4. Now, you will enter into the command line.
  5. Type in the command line – Get-AppxPackage –AllUsers|Foreach{Add-AppxPackage –DisableDevelopmentMode –Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”} and press Enter.
  6. The results might show some error, so don’t bother.
  7. When the command is completed, and results will be shown close Powershell command line.
  8. Now, restart your computer.

Install Latest Updates in your System

  1. Microsoft Edge, an integral part of Windows 10, receives updates through Windows Update.
  2. Maybe the Corporation has prepared the new updates to fix the issue. Hence downloading the latest updates might resolve the problem occurring in your system.
  3. Go to Settings and click Updates & Security.
  4. Click to check for new Updates.

The methods are workable enough to troubleshoot the issues occurring in the system. But in case, nothing works then you are advice to reach the manufacturer of your device to get help to solve the problem.

Edward Lewis is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at

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