Unable to open Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

I had an issue for a customer this week where Microsoft Edge had suddenly disappeared from their machine.

Running the Get-AppxPackage PowerShell cmdlet confirmed that the universal application was still installed on the machine:

Get-AppxPackage | where Name -like *MicrosoftEdge*

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So Microsoft Edge was still on the machine and fortunately PowerShell came to the rescue.

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

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This successfully reinstalled Microsoft Edge and restored it’s functionality!

Cheers

Sam

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