Microsoft Edge Closing Automatically After a Few Seconds Fix

Recent Windows 10 updates have screwed another part of the OS, again. This time, it is the Edge web browser.

What’s happening is that for some users, as soon as they click on the Edge Browser icon, the Microsoft Edge closes after a few seconds or blinks before crashing.

So, coming to the point, some of our users have pointed out that while using the Edge browser, sometimes it automatically closes itself. And, other times, it doesn’t even start and just closes itself automatically with no errors and warnings alike.

Below is a video of the crash that is happening for some users in action. The best solution to this problem is to use something else like Chrome, Firefox or a very nice addition to my favorites known as the Vivaldi browser.

This is obviously frustrating for most of us because a quick Google search also reveals that many people are facing this issue. It is hard to fix something like this because the Edge browser doesn’t show any errors or warnings before closing itself time to time causing a lot of work and time to be lost.

After fiddling with the Edge files and other settings, it turns out that the main cause of this problem is the corrupt Microsoft Edge folder.

What’s happening is that over time, the Edge browser is collecting a lot of data during your web browsing sessions in order to make the web browsing fast. But, unlike others, it is not good enough right now to handle all that information.

This causes the crash. In this post, we will discuss the steps to fix the problem of the Microsoft Edge closing automatically error.

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Remove Edge From Windows

For fixing the crashing issues in the browser, we will first remove it from the system and in the next step, we will install it. Let’s proceed with the steps below.

  • Press Win + R key to open the Run box.
  • Type C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe. Hit Enter.
  • Once the folder opens, press the Ctrl + A keys to select all the folders in the current window.
  • Press the Delete key on the keyboard. If a confirmation box opens, select “Yes“.
  • Close the window.

Reinstall Edge Browser

What we did above was to delete all content and files related to the Edge browser. Now we will have to reinstall the Edge again in order to make it usable in Windows again. Following are the steps to do that.

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  • Press the Windows key, search for PowerShell.
  • Right click on Windows Powershell and select Run as Administrator.
  • Now type the following in the PowerShell window and press Enter.
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}
  • After it is done, quit the PowerShell window by clicking the close button.
  • Restart Windows.

If the browser still crashes without any errors what so ever, it probably time to ditch it altogether. Perhaps, this is a protection feature to hinder you from using it at all. But, seriously, head over to the comments section and let us know whether this worked for you. If not, we will be glad to help.

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