how to delete shortcut Microsoft Edge

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  1. ilb7ri

    ilb7ri MDL Novice

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  2. ChaserLee

    ChaserLee MDL Senior Member

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    Not possible. Edge is an integral part of Windows 10, so one cannot remove it from the system. And if it's not removed from the system, the icon will not be removed either..

    If the icon bothers you that much, you could install an alternative start menu, such as Classic Shell, and thereby you'll be able to hide it more effectively...
     
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  3. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Either remove edge alltoghether using dism or one of the many tools, use classic shell, or remove edge and use classic shell.

    Personally I use the third option
     
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  4. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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  5. ChaserLee

    ChaserLee MDL Senior Member

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    Yep, instead of saying 'cannot' I should have said 'should not' remove Edge...
     
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  6. EFA11

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    just wants to remove the icon from start. Not possible? Looking
     
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    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    #7 dobbelina, Aug 28, 2016
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    It's possible, but a little bit complicated.
    Do as in this post:Remove-the-Ads-Trash-From-The-Startmenu?

    But only edit out:
    Code:
    <start:Tile
                        AppUserModelID="Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge"
                        Size="2x2"
                        Row="2"
                        Column="0"/>
    From C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\DefaultLayouts.xml
     
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  8. ilb7ri

    ilb7ri MDL Novice

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    Remove-the-Ads-Trash-From-The-Startmenu
    YES
    not work . need delete only shortcut
     
  9. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    #9 EFA11, Aug 28, 2016
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    correct, does nothing for the Edge Icon in start menu. I went so far as to remove all instances of

    Code:
    <start:Tile
                        AppUserModelID="Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge"
                        Size="2x2"
                        Row="2"
                        Column="0"/>
    from every file on the system. Its still showing up, even after renaming all
    Code:
    Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_38.14393.0.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    folders. That disables Edge, but that icon wont budge hehe.

    Nice try, on to the next thing. Thanks for trying.
     
  10. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    #10 EFA11, Aug 28, 2016
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    I have indiscriminately wiped a physical machines registry of every entry with MicrosoftEdge, Microsoft-Edge, and Edge (have to watch this for relevant ones only). I ran Regedit as SYSTEM to delete what I wanted, also ran CMD as SYSTEM to delete all files and folders on the drive, related to Edge (including WinSxS folder).

    The bugger is still there. Iconcache gone (wiped all iconcache*.db hehe) no ideas atm to remove this.

    removed all possibly embedded keys with RegDelNull as well.
     
  11. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    You are going down the same road as WinFree, remember he deleted or uninstalled everything, have not heard from him in 4 or 5 days, unless he's still at Bat.1 cam girl watching, jk, lol :worthy::worthy::eek:
     
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  12. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Edge is the new IE, I think it is used in the Settings interface. You can't fully remove it or system will break.
     
  13. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Also add a software restriction policy on C:\Windows\SystemApps and see what happens, you can mod it for Edge. :D
     
  14. dobbelina

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    Even after removing the "Microsoft-Windows-Internet-Browser" package, (As in my signature) the icon will still remain :wallhead:

    Last solution, tippex over that part of the screen where the shortcut is located.
     
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  16. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    People first disable System Restore
    Then they delete the Recovery Partition
    Then they uninstall Edge, Cortana and any system component they (don’t want to) use
    Then they use a couple of third party tweakers to disable and modify everything in sight
    Then they run a few scripts to supplement the work of the above…
    …………………………………………………………...........................................
    …Then they start a thread ranting about a Windows Update breaking their system…

    The WU would have done a good job if the system was as it should have been.
     
  17. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    you forgot, we remove the Desktop UI too!! :D
     
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    #18 ofernandofilo, Aug 29, 2016
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    That's not totally true, mate. There is a lot of trouble in recent updates on completely untouched system that the new updates broken things. Like: cameras, power shell and reboots. It is not something new either. In past, a lot of machines will not boot up anymore in XP if one update and a brazilian bank tool was installed. In this case, the trouble maker was the bank tool. But as in my old job, we did not used automatic WU, we was immune to this. And, yes I update my systems, but manually.

    Just think if I had to correct 88 machines over 13 units, over 3 towns! No way. I'm much more responsible than MS to make the decision of when update my system.

    At the same time, you are not totally incorrect too. A lot of users just broken their installations and make changes that are incompatible with the microsoft model system.

    It is so much better to the user be able to CHOOSE what and what not install. But, It seems that MS don't care anymore about de users decisions. Now they decided over you about what can and what can't be do on their machines. That's so disgusting. And that's why I'm moving to linux. Not because a lot of distro are free as a beer. (I paid for all my Windows, all my Office. I don't use pirate stuff on my personal things. and I'd lovely paid for a non-crap new Windows.) But because a lot of distro as free as a speech, and let me decide what the hell I can or can not to with my hardware.

    cheers
     
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  19. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    For the sake of accuracy and objectivity, please note that I never claimed that WUs never cause trouble. However in my experience, this is rare and is usually rectified on the next update. In almost 12 years I was using XP, I could only attribute a couple of minor issues to WU, which somehow resolved themselves with time.

    Furthermore, some people with “untouched” systems may have used e.g. a registry cleaner they didn’t consider as “touching”. Or, most likely, installed programs which were themselves buggy, causing system disturbances. There is certainly a reason why a few system develop errors after a WU while the vast majority don't.

    It is consequently my contention that the real cause of (not all but) most computer problems after a WU is the occupant of the chair in front of it.
     
  20. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    Oops, I must have deleted something from my memory that I considered unnecessary. :D