Delete all Microsoft Edge Profiles (complete reset, delete only all obsolete profiles, etc.).

Malte Brünger 0 Reputation points

Due to a configuration error in the Intune policy for MS Edge, hundreds of profiles were created for users (>100 users). The original problem was solved, but now all the Edge profiles are causing problems.

However, the profiles can currently only be deleted with many clicks (select and delete each profile in Edge). This is insanely time-consuming with the number of users and profiles.

I have to somehow clean them up automatically now. That doesn't work, which I've tried:

  • Deleted entries under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Edge\Profiles and Profiles or the entire folder under %APPDATA%\Local\Microsoft\Edge.
  • %APPDATA%\AppData\Local\Packages deleted
  • Reinstalled the AppX package from Edge:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -verbose}

  • Settings reset

The profiles themselves are then reset, but they are all still present and can be selected.

There must be a way to solve this?

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  1. Raina Zhao - MSFT 395 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Malte Brünger ,

    Based on my test, it is indeed the same with you if deleting Profiles folder through Registry key or Under User Data folder. 
    Due to the version update of Edge, you need also to delete the file named "Local State" under Path: C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data.
    Note that you must close all edge processes before you delete it.


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