How to stop Microsoft Edge from opening automatically in Windows 10

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Catherine Le Nevez
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If your PC runs on Windows 10, Microsoft Edge looks like a browser integrated with the operating system. Edge has replaced Internet Explorer. So when you start your Windows 10 PC, since Edge is the default browser now for the operating system, it starts automatically with Windows 10 startup.

While many users may be comfortable with using Edge as their default browser, it can be annoying for many when Edge starts opening automatically. Because many other users still prefer to use other browsers or may just want to use it as they please and not right away. Furthermore, the automatic starting of applications also consumes system resources.



Fortunately, there is a way out that can help you prevent Microsoft Edge from opening automatically in Windows 10. Let's see how.

Solution: via hot folder on drive C.

Step 1: Go to the desktop and click What PC. Now, click on the file Unit C binder.

Step 2: Now you need to navigate to the following location:

C:UsersmadhuAppDataLocalPackagesMicrosoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbweACMicrosoftEdge UserDefaultRecoveryActive

Go to the above location step by step as shown below:

  • Leave users
  • A users folder, go to your PC name folder. (Here we double-clicked madhu folder which is our PC name folder).
  • Double click on Application data.
  • Double click on Local.
  • Now double click packages.
  • Find Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe and double click on it.
  • Then double click AC.
  • Double click on Microsoft Edge.
  • Now, double click on the file User binder.
  • Double click on default.
  • A default folder, double click Recovery.
  • You have reached the Active binder. Double click on it.

Step 3: Now in Recovery folder, press Ctrl + A keys together on the keyboard to select all files and folders. press the To remove on the keyboard to delete them all.



That is. You are ready. Now, restart your PC and Microsoft Edge will no longer automatically open with Windows 10 startup.

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