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FIX: Microsoft Edge closes immediately after opening


You might even want to create a backup of your registry, so you can easily restore it in case anything goes wrong.


6. Create a new user account

  1. Start the Settings app and go to Accounts section.
  2. Go to Family & other users tab and click on Add someone else to this PC.
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  3. Click on I don’t have this person’s sign-in information.
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  4. Click Add a user without a Microsoft account.
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  5. Enter the username (and password) of the new account and click Next button.
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After creating a new user account, switch to it. If Microsoft Edge is working without any problems on the new account, you might want to move your personal files to this new account and use it as your main account.


7. Use PowerShell

  1. Press the Windows Key + R, enter %localappdata%, and press Enter.
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  2. Go to Packages folder and delete the Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder from it.
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  3. Now start the PowerShell as administrator.
  4. Press the Windows Key + S, and enter powershell.
  5. Right-click PowerShell from the list of results, and select Run as administrator.
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  6. When PowerShell opens, enter this line and press Enter: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge |Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}
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  7. Close PowerShell, and restart your PC.

After your PC restarts, check if the issue is resolved. According to users, you can fix this problem by removing Microsoft Edge folder from your AppData folder.

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8.  Switch to a local account

  1. Open the Settings app and go to Accounts section.
  2. Go to the Your email and accounts tab, and click Sign in with a local account instead.
  3. Enter your current Microsoft account password and click Next.
  4. Now Enter your desired user name and password and click Next.
  5. After you’re done, click Sign out and finish button.

Users claim that you can fix problems with Microsoft Edge simply by using a local Windows 10 account.

Using a Microsoft account for logging in has certain advantages, such as syncing your passwords and settings, but in order to fix this problem, you might have to switch to a local account.

After switching to local account Microsoft Edge should start working again without any problems. Keep in mind that you can easily switch back to Microsoft account if you wish.


9. Change the security permissions

  1. Open the AppDataLocal folder.
    • For more instructions on how to do this check Step 1 from Solution 6.
  2. Go to the MicrosoftWindows folder.
    1. Locate the WER folder, right-click it, and choose Properties.
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  3. Go to Security tab and click the Edit button.
  4. Select the APPLICATION PACKAGES user and check Read & execute, List folder contents and Read options in the Allow column.
  5. Click Apply and OK to save changes.

According to users, Microsoft Edge closes because WER folder doesn’t have the necessary permissions.


10. Use CCleaner

This problem can be caused by cached temp files, and to fix this problem you need to remove those files. One of the fastest ways to do so is to download and run CCleaner, so you might want to try that.

Users reported that after using the CCleaner and removing the temp files the issue with Microsoft Edge was resolved.

Of course, CCleaner isn’t great for fixing the occasional Edge issue, it is a great tool to have in case of any Windows 10 errors.

It takes care of this by replacing and fixing missing or registries and DLLs, making your system react as if it were brand-new.

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11. Reset the Nvidia Optimus Control Panel

Users reported that this issue can be caused by your Nvidia Optimus Control Panel settings.

It seems that Edge doesn’t work well with dedicated Nvidia graphic cards, therefore you need to use Optimus Control Center and set Edge to use your integrated graphic card instead.

Alternatively, you can just reset the Optimus Control Panel settings to default.


12. Install the latest updates

Sometimes you can fix problems with many applications simply by installing the latest Windows 10 updates.

Many of these updates address both hardware and software issues, so be sure to use Windows Update and download the latest updates regularly.

If Microsoft Edge closes immediately after opening on your PC, that can be a major problem, but hopefully, you managed to fix it after using one of our solutions.

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in August 2016 and was revamped and updated in February 2021 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.



This post was written by Milan Stanojevic and was first posted to WindowsReport

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