Windows 10: Can't make Microsoft Edge my default browser in default app settings

Discus and support Can't make Microsoft Edge my default browser in default app settings in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I currently have Firefox, IE and Edge installed on my PC. Firefox is set as the default browser. When I go into the default apps setting screen and... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by SteveJB, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. SteveJB Win User

    Can't make Microsoft Edge my default browser in default app settings


    I currently have Firefox, IE and Edge installed on my PC. Firefox is set as the default browser. When I go into the default apps setting screen and click to change my default browser, only IE and Firefox are on the list, so I can't select Edge.

    However, if I click the "Reset" button to reset all of the default apps, Edge becomes the default browser, but obviously that resets all of my other default apps too, which is a pain. As soon as I choose either IE or Firefox as my default browser, I am unable to select Edge again as it's not on the list, so all I can do is hit "Reset" again.

    What's also strange is that if I right-click on a HTML file and choose "open with", Edge doesn't appear anywhere on that list either.

    I've tried the system file checker, but it said that everything was fine. With Edge not being something that I can uninstall and reinstall, I don't know how I can go about fixing this.

    Anyone got any ideas? Thanks.

    :)
     
    SteveJB, Aug 19, 2015
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  2. Microsoft Edge

    What is the exact problem are you facing?

    You can't get rid of Edge but you can make some other browser your default browser. To set some other browser as default -

    Windows Key+I > Apps > Default Apps > Click Edge and choose some other browser
     
    E for Excel, Aug 19, 2015
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  3. RaulX Win User
    Microsoft Edge missing

     
    RaulX, Aug 19, 2015
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Can't make Microsoft Edge my default browser in default app settings

    Brink, Aug 19, 2015
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  5. SteveJB Win User
    Thanks for the reply, Brink. I could set it as my default browser via that method, but I was trying to fix it so that it would show up in the default app settings screen, as well as being recognised as a valid choice when opening HTML files.

    I fixed the problem by running this command via Powershell as admin: -

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

    After running that, Edge reappeared as an option in default app settings, and everything seems good now.
     
    SteveJB, Aug 20, 2015
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Apr 5, 2018
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