Windows 10: How to Enable or Disable Link Doctor feature in Microsoft Edge

Discus and support How to Enable or Disable Link Doctor feature in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; [ATTACH]Link Doctor is an inbuilt feature of Microsoft Edge which attempts to correct the mistyped URLs. So, for example, if you type bimg.com instead... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by WinClub, May 29, 2020.

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    How to Enable or Disable Link Doctor feature in Microsoft Edge

    WinClub, May 29, 2020
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  2. Microsoft Edge - Features are missing!

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in using Windows 10 and bringing this to our notice.

    We would suggest you to send a feedback by asking the feature you are looking for.

    • Open the Edge, then click on more options(...).
    • Click on Send feedback.
    • Follow the on-line instructions.
    Refer to these steps to pin a website to start screen:

    • Open the Edge, then click on more options(...).
    • Click on Pin to Start
    Hope this information helps you. Please do let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Ganesh Achar B, May 29, 2020
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  3. harrymc Win User
    Stop PDFs Web links from displaying inside Microsoft Edge

    In order to disable Microsoft Edge's PDF feature, you need to change the file association
    of PDF files, which you can do with the following steps:

    • Open PC Settings.
    • Click on Apps.
    • Click on Default apps.
    • Click Choose default apps by file type.
    • Scroll down and find .pdf and click the button on the right side, which is likely to read "Microsoft Edge".
    • Select your app from the list to set it as the new default.
    • Click the Switch anyway link to confirm the change.


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    harrymc, May 29, 2020
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  4. How to Enable or Disable Link Doctor feature in Microsoft Edge

    How to disable or uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    UPDATE AUGUST 2018: Microsoft keeps changing things a bit, but you can still "Disable" the Edge browser by doing the following:

    1. Hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys and tap the delete key, then click on Task Manager.
    2. If it says "More details" at the bottom of the Task Manager window, click on it to show more details.
    3. Scroll down the list and look for "Microsoft Edge". If you find it in the list, right click on it and select "End task".
    4. Now, open File Explorer and find the folder "C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe" and rename that folder to anything you wish. (I normally just append some text to it like "_remove" so I can easily re-enable Edge in the future if I desire.)

    Edge should now be "disabled".

    Keep in mind that Microsoft may try to re-enable Edge during a future update...

    THE ANSWERS BELOW ARE OLDER ANSWERS...

    UPDATE: In January 2017 I disabled Edge on a new Windows 10 install by simply renaming the "C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe" folder. (If you are asked to allow administrator privileges be sure to answer in the affirmative.) Renaming this folder was not possible in the past without following the more detailed steps below. This much simpler approach achieves the exact same results as the more complex instructions below! However, for older installations and/or Windows upgrades the below instructions may still be the only answer.

    THE ANSWER BELOW THIS LINE IS THE OLDER ANSWER...

    As already stated, the other answers are no longer valid due to changes in Windows 10 -- Microsoft has removed all supported methods for disabling Edge. As of today, this answer still works. Although parts of this answer were given, not all of it was given together in a step by step manner.

    • Go to: C:\Windows\SystemApps\
    • Open folder Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    • Right click on MicrosoftEdge file then Properties / Security / Advanced / Click Change (next to owner) and change to your username, then click OK
    • Then Click Edit, then add your username and give full permissions
    • Rename MicrosoftEdge file to MicrosoftEdge_remove or a name of your choice
    • Repeat all above steps for file MicrosoftEdgeCP also
    • Done! Edge will not run!

    Been running Windows 10 Pro like this on 100+ PCs for several months without issues.

    A NOTE REGARDING WINDOWS ANNIVERSARY UPDATE: The Anniversary update appears to undo the above changes and re-enable Edge. In my case I just ran the above steps again, and Edge is once again disabled.
     
    Joe Gayetty, May 29, 2020
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