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
- 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.