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Microsoft’s Windows edge browser is free and safe to download. Microsoft Edge provides easy access to the internet on Android and iOS. like other browsers, it is also not free from faults. Microsoft Edge opens then closes is one of the common issues faced by its users. Whenever you open Microsoft Edge, it closes down immediately. Sometimes, it opens only for one or two seconds and quickly closes. You can use other browsers also like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, but let’s first try to fix the issue of Microsoft edge opens and then closes.

Fix Microsoft Edge Opens and Then Closes

Try the following methods to solve the issue.

Clear Cache data

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click on three dots button and go to settings.
  3. Go to Clear browsing data and click on “Choose what to clear”.
  4. tap on “Cache data only”. Click on clear.

Reset browser settings

  1. press the Windows key and R button.
  2. type control in the search box and press Enter.
  3. Click on Network and Internet.
  4. From Network and Internet, click on Internet Options.
  5. Go to the Advanced tab.
  6. Click on Reset.
  7. Restart your computer.
  8. Open Microsoft edge. If the problem is still there, see the next fix.

Run trouble-shooter

Follow the below methods to run the troubleshooter.

Uninstall and reinstall Microsoft Edge.

You will have to either rename or delete some Microsoft edge folder. But look for the hidden files and folders also as this folder is hidden by default. This process may remove some of your settings related to the Microsoft Edge browser. Follow the instructions below:

  1. Press Windows key and E.
  2. Click on View.
  3. Find the option “Hidden items”. Check it.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Press windows key.
  6. In the search box, type “cmd”.
  7. Right click on the cmd that comes in the search results.
  8. Select “Run as administrator”.
  9. Type this command –


  1. Press Enter.
  2. Now type the below command

REN C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Packages\microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe edge.old

  1. Write your computer’s name in place of username. Press Enter.
  2. Repeat the above step. See that the folder is renamed.
  3. You will be able to error like “Windows cannot find the file specified.”
  4. When you run into errors, see that the folder name and paths are correct.
  5. If you face “Access denied” error then either rename the folder from Windows Explorer or switch to another account. change the name of the folder.

Now reinstall Microsoft Edge using below steps:

  1. Press the Windows key.
  2. In the search box, type “Powershell”.
  3. Now right click on Powershell appearing after search and click on “Run as administrator”.
  4. Type – cd c:\users\[username]. Type your computer’s name at the place of username.
  5. Press Enter.
  6. Now type- Get-AppXPackage-AllUsers-Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge I Foreach {Add-AppxPackage-DisableDevelopmentMode-Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”-Verbose}
  7. Press Enter.
  8. Wait for the process to complete.
  9. Type Exit.
  10. Press Enter.

If you find any error then follow the steps:

  1. Press Windows key+R.
  2. Type- % SYSTEMROOT%\SystemApps.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Look for the folder named- MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe
  5. Click on Rename.
  6. Name it as MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.OLD
  7. Press Enter
  8. Press the Windows key.
  9. In the search box, type cmd
  10. Right-click on cmd that comes in the search result.
  11. Click on Run as Administrator.
  12. Type sfc/scannow
  13. Press Enter.
  14. Close the Command prompt once finished.
  15. Press the Windows key.
  16. Type Powershell in the search box.
  17. Right-click on the search result. Select “Run as administrator”.
  18. Type- Get-AppXPackage-AllUsers-Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge I Foreach {Add-AppxPackage-DisableDevelopmentMode-Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”-Verbose}
  19. Press Enter.

Switch accounts

Follow the below steps to switch to a local account:

  1. Press the Windows key.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Go to accounts.
  4. Click on “Sign in with local account instead”.
  5. Type the password you are using for your current Microsoft account.
  6. Enter your username and password.
  7. Click on Next.

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