How to reset the new Microsoft Edge Chromium browser

If your new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser is not working properly, you may have to Reset the Edge browser. Maybe the browser starts slowly, is slow to respond, hangs, crashes or generally does not work efficiently as it should. In such a case, you may want to reset Edge settings to default.

Reset Microsoft Edge Chromium browser

There may come a time when you find that your Microsoft Edge is not working. In this case, you may have to Reset the browser.

Reset Microsoft Edge Chromium browser

To reset the new Chromium-based Edge browser, follow these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge
  2. Click open Settings
  3. Navigate to Reset Settings
  4. Click on Restore settings to their default values.

Let us see this more details.

Launch Microsoft Edge Chromium browser and click on the menu button (three horizontal dots) on the top right portion. From the drop-down menu, click on the Settings option.

It will open the Settings page in a new tab. Navigate to Reset Settings available in the left side navigation panel. Click on the small arrow available next to label which says  Restore settings to their default values.

Alternatively, you can navigate to the following address inside the new Microsoft Edge browser:

edge://settings/reset

It will open a pop-up —Reset Settings. To reset, click on the Reset settings. It may take a while depending upon the volume of data your browser carries.

Reset Microsoft Edge Chromium browser

Once done, your browser will be as fresh as new. Do note that when you click on the Reset Settings button, the browser does the following:

  • Reset your startup page, new tab page, search engine, and pinned tabs.
  • Disable all extensions and clear temporary data like cookies.
  • Favorites, history, and saved passwords will not be cleared.

I hope this guide helped you to reset Edge browser in Windows 10.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.

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