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How to reset Internet Browsers to their default settings?

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Microsoft Edge
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Google Chrome
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Mozilla Firefox
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Internet Explorer
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Safari

Reset Microsoft Edge settings to its default settings

Microsoft Edge has become an integral part of Windows. Microsoft Edge changed quite a bit since it was initially released, and now resetting it to its default settings is a breeze. The steps below will show you how to reset Microsoft Edge using its settings menu and an advanced method involving file removal. Using these steps, you will clear your browsing history, cookies, saved website data, cached data and files, download history, form data, and passwords.

1. Open Microsoft Edge.

Click the ellipsis and click Settings

2. In the top-right corner, click the ellipsis and click Settings.

Click Reset Settings and click Restore settings to their default values

3. On the left side of the window, click Reset Settings.

4. Click Restore settings to their default values.

Click Reset to confirm the action

5. In the confirmation dialog, click Reset.

Option 2. Reset Microsoft Edge through Windows Powershell

Type in File Explorer in the Search box and click the result

1. Open the Start Menu and, in the search box, type in File Explorer and click the result.

Select the View menu and tick the Hidden items checkbox

2. In the menu bar, select View and tick the Hidden items checkbox.

Right-click all of Microsoft Edge files in Appdata and click Delete

3. Then navigate to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe

4. Select all of the files in the folder, right-click them and click Delete.

5. Close the File Explorer window.

Type in powershell and open it in elevated mode

6. Then, hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

7. Type in powershell and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open elevated Windows Powershell.

Enter the command in Windows Powershell and hit the Enter key to execute it

8. In the Windows Powershell window, enter Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose} and press the Enter key to execute the command.

9. Close Windows Powershell.

Here's a video showing how to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default:

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Microsoft Edge
Google Chrome
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox
Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
Safari
Safari

Reset Google Chrome to its default settings

Google Chrome reset feature restores this browser to its factory defaults. By resetting Google Chrome settings, users can roll back unwanted changes made by adware and various browser hijackers. Notice that resetting settings won't remove your bookmarks and saved passwords. By following these steps, you will reset your default search engine, homepage, default startup tabs and disable extensions.

1. Open Google Chrome.

Click the ellipsis and click Settings

2. At the top-right corner, click More and click Settings.

Scroll to the bottom and click Advanced

3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Advanced.

Click Restore settings to their original defaults

4. Scroll to the bottom again, and click Restore settings to their original defaults.

Click Reset settings

5. In the confirmation dialog, click Reset settings.

Here's a video showing how to reset Google Chrome settings to default:

Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge
Google Chrome
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox
Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
Safari
Safari

Reset Mozilla Firefox to its default settings

Resetting Mozilla Firefox will restore this browser to its factory settings. The reset feature is capable of fixing various issues related to browser hijackers and adware. Notice that Firefox reset will save your essential information such as bookmarks and open tabs. By following these steps, you will reset your extensions and themes, search engines, security settings, plugin settings, toolbar customization, user styles, and other settings.

1. Open Mozilla Firefox.

Open the Menu and click Help

2. Click the Menu button and click Help.

Click Troubleshooting information

3. Then, select Troubleshooting Information.

Click Refresh Firefox

4. Click Refresh Firefox.

Click Refresh Firefox to confirm the action

5. In the confirmation dialog, click Refresh Firefox.

Click Finish

6. When finished, a window will list your imported information. Click Finish.

Here's a video showing how to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default:

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Microsoft Edge
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Google Chrome
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Mozilla Firefox
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Internet Explorer
Safari
Safari

Reset Microsoft Internet Explorer to its default settings

Resetting Internet Explorer settings will return them to the state they were in when Internet Explorer was first installed on your computer. Internet Explorer settings reset can help when removing browser hijackers, adware, and potentially unwanted applications. Notice that this procedure is not reversible. By following these steps, you will reset your browsing history, search providers, Accelerators, home pages, Tracking Protection, and ActiveX Filtering data.

1. Open Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Open the Settings menu and click Internet options

2. Click the cog icon to open the Tools menu, and click Internet options.

Select Advanced and click Reset

3. Select the Advanced tab and click Reset.

Tick Delete personal files and click Reset

4. in the confirmation dialog, tick the Delete personal settings option and click Reset.

5. Click Close once the reset is finished.

Click Close

6. Restart your computer.

Here's a video showing how to reset Internet Explorer settings to default:

Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge
Google Chrome
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox
Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
Safari
Safari

Reset Apple Safari to its default settings

Resetting Safari settings can help to remove browser hijackers, adware, and potentially unwanted extensions. By following these steps, you will reset your browsing history, uninstall extensions, change your homepage and remove website data. Notice that, prior to version 8, the Safari browser had a “Reset” menu item that could be reached by clicking “Safari” and choosing “Reset.” Users that have Safari 8 and later can reset their browser by following the instructions below.

1. Open Apple Safari.

Open the Safari menu and click Clear History

2. Open the Safari menu and click Clear History.

Select all history and click Clear History

3. In the drop-down menu, select all history and click Clear History to complete the process.

Open the Safari menu and click Preferences

4. Then, open the Safari menu and select Preferences.

Select Privacy and click Manage Website Data

5. Select the Privacy tab and click Manage Website Data.

Click Remove All

6. Click Remove All.

Click Remove Now to confirm the action

7. Click Remove Now to confirm the action.

Click Done

8. Click Done once all website data has been deleted.

Open the Safari menu and click Preferences

9. Open the Safari menu and select Preferences.

Select Advanced and tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar checkbox

10. Select the Advanced tab and tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.

Open the Develop menu and click Empty Caches

11. Then, from the Safari menu bar, select Develop and click Empty Caches.

Open the Safari menu and click Preferences

12. Open the Safari menu once again and select Preferences.

Select Extensions and click Uninstall

13. Select the Extensions tab. Select an extension and click Uninstall.

Click Show in Finder

14. Click Show in Finder.

Right-click an extension and click Move to Trash

15. Right-click the extension and click Move to Trash, or drag the extension to the Trash.

Enter your Mac password and click OK

16. Type in your password and click OK.

Option 2. Reset Apple Safari by deleting com.apple.Safari.plist

Right-click the Safari icon in the Doc and click Quit

1. First, make sure Safari isn’t running. Right-click the Safari icon and click Quit.

Open the Go to Folder window and enter the com.apple.Safari.plist file path

2. Then, Hold down Shift+Command+G  keys to open the Go to Folder window.

3. In the Go to folder dialog, type in ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Safari/Data/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist and click OK.

Right-click the com.apple.Safari.plist file and click Move to Trash

4. Right-click com.apple.Safari.plist, and click Move to Trash.

5. Close the window, right-click Trash in the Doc, and click Empty Trash.

6. Restart your Mac to complete the reset.

Here's a video showing how to reset Apple safari settings to default:

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