Removing Edge, however, isn’t necessarily a very straightforward thing to do, as uninstalling the update received on Windows Update isn’t possible, while the app removal option is missing from the. At last, we will see how to Remove Microsoft Edge from windows 10 with PowerShell. Completely Remove Microsoft Edge Windows 10 Manually. So we are going to Remove MS Edge by renaming its folder so that we need to transfer trustedInstaller ownership to the user account you are currently using. Installing Microsoft Edge will add the Microsoft repository so your system will automatically keep Microsoft Edge up to date. Required diagnostic data is collected to keep Microsoft Edge secure, up to date and performing as expected. Microsoft has been under fire lately for the way it decided to push the new Microsoft Edge browser to users on Windows 10. Basically, the new Chromium-based Edge browser is offered as a manual. How to Delete Microsoft Edge via Third-Party Program. If you find that the Microsoft Edge still persists on your computer after executing the above methods, you can remove it under the help of professional uninstallers. For example, you can utilize Geek Uninstaller, IObit Uninstaller, Revo Uninstaller, and other programs to uninstall Microsoft.

Note: This article is for the new Microsoft Edge . Get help for the legacy version of Microsoft Edge.

With your permission, the new Microsoft Edge can remember information for you, making it easier to return to a favorite site or fill in forms. Microsoft Edge stores your browsing data, such as your passwords, info you've entered in forms, sites you've visited, and other information. Other browsing modes such as InPrivate browsing and Guest mode function differently and store less data than normal browsing.

Your browsing data is stored on your device. If you've turned on sync, those data types can also be stored in the Microsoft cloud to be synced across your signed in versions of Microsoft Edge.

You can see and clear your browsing history by selecting Settings and more > History > Manage history. You may choose to clear your browsing history at any time.

Clear browsing data stored on your computer

To clear browsing data on your computer, make sure sync is turned off. Items that are synced will be cleared across all synced devices.

Here's how to clear your browsing data in Microsoft Edge:

  1. Select Settings and more > Settings > Privacy, search, and services .

  2. Under Clear browsing data, select Choose what to clear.

  3. Choose a time range from the Time range drop-down menu.

  4. Choose the types of data you want to clear (see the table below for descriptions). For example, you may want to remove browsing history and cookies but keep passwords and form fill data.

  5. Select Clear now.

Clear browsing data stored in the cloud (if you’ve turned on sync or personalization)

To manage and delete data saved in the Microsoft cloud, see the privacy dashboard. On the privacy dashboard you can view or delete your data. Data that you delete on the privacy dashboard won’t be deleted from your device.

To learn more about how to stop sharing your data with Microsoft, see Microsoft Edge browsing data and privacy.

Browsing data you can delete in the browser

Types of info

What gets deleted

Where it's stored

Browsing history

The URLs of sites you've visited, and the dates and times of each visit.

On your device (or if sync is turned on, across your synced devices)

Download history

The list of files you've downloaded from the web. This only deletes the list, not the actual files that you've downloaded.

On your device

Cookies and other site data

Info that sites store on your device to remember your preferences, such as sign-in info or your location and media licenses.

On your device

Cached images and files

Copies of pages, images, and other media content stored on your device. The browser uses these copies to load content faster the next time you visit those sites.

On your device


Site passwords that you've saved.

On your device (or if sync is turned on, across your synced devices)

Autofill form data (includes forms and cards)

Info that you've entered into forms, such as your email, credit card, or a shipping address.

On your device (or if sync is turned on, across your synced devices)

Site permissions

Go to Settings and more > Settings > Site permissions to see a list for each website, including location, cookies, pop-ups, and media autoplay.

On your device

Hosted app data

Info web apps store on your device. This includes data from the Microsoft Store. To see the apps saved to Microsoft Edge, go to Settings and more > Apps > Manage apps.

On your device

Clear Internet Explorer browsing data using Microsoft Edge

Using Microsoft Edge, you can clear all browsing data from Internet Explorer. Clearing Internet Explorer browsing data won’t affect your browsing data in another browser.

Note: This is only available if your organization has turned on Internet Explorer mode.

  1. In Microsoft Edge, select Settings and more > Settings > Privacy, search, and services .

  2. Under Clear browsing data for Internet Explorer, select Choose what to clear.

  3. Choose the types of data you want to clear.

  4. Select Delete.

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How To Uninstall The New Microsoft Edge

Windows comes with many features so that you can do the basic of almost every activity. Going for a joyride on the information superhighway is one of them, with Internet Explorer being Microsoft’s first “vehicle” that got replaced by Edge in Windows 10.

In spite of the promising set of features provided by Microsoft Edge at a first look, getting to know it better actually reveals it’s not quite what you’d expect, or on the contrary, confirming everything you thought it wouldn’t be.

However, Edge is strictly tied to core components of Windows 10, which means you can’t just get rid of it like you dispose of other pre-installed apps. Luckily, you can take matters into your own hands and somehow sabotage Edge so it won’t pop up out of the bloom even though you’re using a different default web browser.

Note: Before going on with the following steps, remember that Edge is a core component of Windows, and removing it can cause stability issues. Although we recommend ignoring it in case it’s too frustrating, here’s how you can remove it anyway.

Removing Edge from Windows 10

Taking matters into your own hands
For security reasons, Microsoft made it close to impossible for some system files and folders to be renamed, moved, or deleted, even though you are using an administrator account. The same goes for Edge, so you need to take ownership before it can be removed.

Note: Make sure you’re using an administrator account.

How to uninstall the new microsoft edge

Step 1: Navigate to this location C:WindowsSystemApps and look for a folder named Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.

Step 2: Right-click the oddly-named Edge folder to access its properties.

Step 3: Switch to the Security tab and press the Advanced button For Special Permissions or Advanced Settings.

The first set of info shown refers to Name and Owner. You need to become the owner.

Step 4: Follow the link to Change owner so it’s no longer TrustedInstaller.

Step 5: In the prompt that appears, click the big text field and write down Administrators (plural). Then, press the button next to it to Check Names. Windows automatically detects and suggests the administrator account.

Step 6: Press OK to confirm changes. You’re taken back to the Advanced Security Settings panel.

Step 7: In the first set of info, the one with the Change link, there should now be an option to Replace Owner on Subcontainers and Objects. Make sure it is checked, and press OK.

Step 8: Back in the folder properties panel, press Edit to Change Permissions.

Step 9: Select the Administrators account from the Group or User Names list, and check the Allow box for Full Control. Press Apply and OK to confirm changes, and OK to close the properties panel so that you become the owner.

Important Note: Now that you have complete control over Edge’s location (evil laugh), DON’T go off deleting it, or you risk causing serious system stability issues. What you can do is create a backup of it in case you ever decide to use Edge again, or unexpected consequences occur.

Step 10 (optional): Access the folder’s properties panel again. At the bottom of the General tab, press the Read-only checkbox until it’s marked with a check symbol ✓ and not a square ◼. Press Apply and OK to confirm.


This prevents Windows from accessing and making changes to any files inside the folder, thus rendering Edge unusable.

Step 11: Access the Edge folder and rename the MicrosoftEdge.exe and MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe files, or completely delete them. You can also unpin Edge from the Taskbar.

Note: If you ever consider using Edge in the future, simply rename executable files to something else, so you know how to change them back to make Edge functional again.
The easy way around
Fortunately, the guys over at Winaero came up with a small utility that mostly does the same thing, but in a matter of seconds. You can download it here. The only thing you need to do is right-click Uninstall Edge.cmd and choose to Run as Administrator. Wait for the process to finish, close the window, and restart your PC so that changes are applied.

How To Delete Ms Edge

Important Note: Think twice before applying this method, because once you do, there's little to no ways to bring Edge back.

Problems Deleting Microsoft Edge


A few last words

It’s not nice, nor polite to treat Edge in such a rude manner, especially from the first few weeks of existence, but where there’s a will, there’s a way. In case you do choose to kick it out of Windows, you might want to know how to change Cortana’s default search engine, since it goes hand in hand with Edge, and also don’t forget to change your default web browser.