How to Reset Microsoft Edge to Default Settings and Free up Space?

You get Microsoft Edge pre-installed on your Windows 10. It consists of several tools and features that you can use to enhance your experience. From installing & uninstalling different themes in the Microsoft Edge browser and disabling or changing Edge Background Image. to going back to the previous page using Backspace Key, there is nothing it can’t help you with.

If you have accidentally flipped your settings and want to revert back to how it was previously but don’t know how to do it, you should know that Microsoft Edge has an advantage: it comes with a feature that lets you do that. It resets the browser settings and turns it back to the previous settings; not only this, it deletes the whole browser history for you.

How to reset Microsoft Edge to default settings?

Whenever you reset Microsoft Edge, two things are likely to happen. First, it will revert to the previous settings, and second, it will wipe out your browsing data. However, if you don’t want it to erase your browsing data, you can still stick to the first one. The following steps are going to help you do that:-

Step 1: First, open Microsoft Edge on your Mac or Windows computer and find the three dots in the top-right corner.

Step 2: Click on Settingsin the available options.

Step 3: In the settings, click on the Reset Settings option.

Step 4: Find the “Restore settings to their default values” option on the right pane. Click on it.

Step 5: A pop-up window on your screen that says Reset Settings.

Step 6: Click on ResetIt will reset your browser for you.

After this, your browser will reset. The startup page, new tab, search engine, and pinned tabs will all be back to their previous settings. Also, All extensions and temporary data will be deleted, including cookies and temporary files. However, it will leave your favorites, history, and saved passwords.

How to clear your history and cache from the Edge browser?

As we know, Edge will restore the default startup page, new tab, search engine, and pinned tabs and leaves your favorites, history, etc., as in. If you want them gone too, follow these steps:-

Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge on your computer.

Step 2: Click on Settingsin the top right corner.

Step 3: Go to the Privacy, search, and services tab.

Step 4: Find the Clear Browsing Data option at the bottom of the page.

Step 5: Click “Choose What to Clear” in the “Clear browsing data” section.

Step 6: A pop-up window will appear that has several checkboxes. The default boxes “Browsing history,” “Download history,” “Cookies and site data,” and “Cached images and files” are already checked. You can also clear your “Passwords,” “Autofill form data (includes forms and cards),” “Site permissions,” “Hosted app data,” and “All data from the previous version of Microsoft Edge.” Check all these boxes to reset it completely.

Step 7: Click on the clear now button after checking all these boxes.

That is it.

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