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3 Ways To Reset or Resync Edge Browser Data or Settings

Over the last few years, Microsoft Edge has gained much popularity among users. After years of struggle, Microsft found the right balance between an optimized and a feature-rich browser. While we have covered and written plenty of guides regarding Microsoft Edge, this one is for users who want to start afresh. In this guide, we’ll help you with multiple ways in which you can reset or resync Edge browser data and settings.

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How to Reset Microsoft Edge Data or Settings

Microsoft Edge is got revamped with new features like custom password, office sidebar, visual search, and file sharing. And while the browser is quite fast in general, it may get cluttered over time, forcing you to clear its data or restore the settings to their defaults.

To clean up the existing config, you must mainly reset or resync Edge. Firstly, let us look into how to reset, which involves clearing local data or data synced to the cloud – which is tied to your account. Follow these methods to reset all the settings and data and start afresh in the Chromium Edge browser.

Method 1- Reset All Data

Here’s how to clear all the local data of Microsoft Edge. This will delete all local data (which isn’t synced) and reset the browser settings to their default values.

Step 1: Click on the three dots icon in the top right corner.

Step 2: Click on Settings.

Step 3: Now, click on Reset Settings in the left sidebar menu.

Step 4: Click on Restore settings to their default values.

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Step 5: Now, click on Reset.

Reset Microsoft Edge Settings

This final step will ensure that all your local data and settings on Microsoft Edge will be reset and returned to their default values.

Method 2- Reset Microsoft Edge Without Opening

If a change in setting or a misconfiguration is not letting you open Edge, we have you covered. You can reset Microsoft Edge using PowerShell. This is quite simple, as you just need to enter two commands, as shown below.

Step 1: Open the Start menu on Windows, and search for “Powershell.” Right-click the icon > Run as Administrator.

Step 2: Now, type in the first command cd C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Packages as shown in the screenshot below.

Reset Edge Browser Powershell Commands

Step 3: Then, copy-paste the command:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}

Reset Edge Browser Powershell Commands

Step 4: Once the PowerShell displays the below message, you can exit the window.

Restart your Windows computer to find a fresh, reset version of Microsoft Edge. This method can be utilized when you cannot open Edge on your PC.

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Method 3- Reset Microsoft Edge Data on Cloud

The moment you sign in with your Microsoft account on Edge, your data and browser settings are synced. And on every fresh install, the data will be resynced onto your browser when you sign in with the same account.

So in case you do not want the same configurations to apply whenever you sync your browser, you can try and reset the cloud data. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Open the Edge Settings window and click on Profiles.

Step 2: Now, click on Sync.

Reset Microsoft Edge Data on Cloud

Step 3: Scroll down to find the Reset Sync option.

Reset Microsoft Edge Data on Cloud

Step 4: Click on Reset to give the go-ahead to clear your synced data.

Reset Microsoft Edge Data on Cloud

Doing so will delete all your browsing sync data from Microsoft servers. Although browsing data stored locally on your device will not be deleted- you can always delete them using the initial methods above.

How to Resync (Restore) Microsoft Edge

On a fresh installation on Edge, you might want to bring back the configurations you used on a previous installation. In the last section, we focused on clearing the existing data and settings. But now, we’ll focus on how to resync Edge so you can bring back the last synced and updated settings and data on your browser. Here’s a step-by-step procedure to do so.

Step 1: Open Settings in Edge. Click on Profiles in the left sidebar.

Step 2: Click on Sign-in to sync data.

Step 3: Sign in with your Microsoft Account. Click on continue.

Step 4: Once you sign in, click on Sync in the same menu.

Step 5: Now, you need to turn on sync.

That’s it. All your history, favorite bookmarks, passwords, and other browsing data across all your signed-in devices will now be synced onto your current installation of Edge.

Wrapping Up

These are three ways in which you can reset or resync Edge data and settings. We hope these methods helped you clean up Microsoft Edge and start afresh on the same. Stay tuned for more such guides – as, at BrowserToUse, we are constantly looking for ways to improve and enhance your web browsing experience.