How to Uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 11

In Windows 11, Microsoft Edge is built-in by default and cannot be uninstalled like regular apps. Many users prefer to use a third-party browser like Chrome, Yandex, Firefox or Opera, and Edge seems like overkill.

First of all, make sure that you already have a third-party browser installed, since then you will not be able to download it, and it is installed by default in Windows 11.

Uninstalling Edge Browser in Windows 11

Uninstalling Edge Browser in Windows 11

  • Open explorer and follow the path C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application.
  • Next, you will see a numeric folder. The numbers themselves mean the version of the browser and it can be different for everyone, but you need to open the numeric folder. Example: 91.0.864.59.
  • Next, open the Installer folder and click on an empty field with the right mouse button, and then select ” Open Windows Terminal “.
  • In the PowerShell window, write or copy the command below.
.\setup.exe -uninstall -system-level -verbose-logging -force-uninstall
  • The Edge browser will be removed, but if you are confused by the leftover files, go to Settings > Applications on the right side of Applications & Features. Find Edge in the list and click on the ellipsis, then select ” Advanced options .”
  • In the new window, click Finish, Fix and Reset.
  • Next, follow the path C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\and delete the residual Edge files.

How to get Edge back on Windows 11

Going to the Microsoft site to re-download the Edge browser, you actually come across the wrong page, this is a cant of Microsoft.

  • Go to this page, select your language and download the online installer for Microsoft Edge.
  • If you need an offline MSI installer, click here and the download will start right away.

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