How to reset Microsoft Edge's browser settings

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Sometimes you suddenly encounter unexpected problems when using Microsoft Edge: annoying cookie settings, prevented downloads, and much more. But those problems can usually be solved quickly by simply resetting Edge, the default browser for Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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This is how it works: In the Edge user interface, click on the three dots at the top right and then on Settings. The “Reset settings” option will then appear in the task bar on the left.

Click on it. In the next step, click on the small arrow to the right of the option and then confirm with “Reset.” If you restart Microsoft Edge now, everything will usually work again, though you’ll need to reapply any custom Edge settings you prefer.

Further reading: 5 ways Microsoft Edge is better than Chrome

This article was translated from German to English and originally appeared on

This article originally appeared on our sister publication PC-WELT and was translated and localized from German.

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