What to do if your Edge Canary won’t open after last update

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Being an Insider for Microsoft means you are on the frontline of it all, taking each problem head on and battling against odds.

Microsoft is constantly adding new features and functionalities to its operating systems and its flagship browser, in the Canary Channel, which means work here is never done.

And, of course, the tradeoff of using Edge Canary and testing daily updates is a high risk of encountering nasty bugs and instabilities.

Since we’re on the topic of browser bugs, one of such issue hit Canary users real hard and made the browser incapable of opening.

Edge Canary no longer working after 105.0.1334 update

Yes, it has been quite a disaster for the Edge Insiders, after a large number of testers reported that Edge Canary does not open after installing the latest update.

As you would have imagined, the Redmond tech giant since quickly pulled the problematic release, leaving many users stuck with a botched browser.

And, if you are one of those unlucky insiders that had no say in the matter, there is a way you can bring Edge Canary back to life.

No, we’re not talking about raising it on top of your castle on a stormy night and hoping for some lightning bolts. We’re going to use the system to do so.

Remember that the easiest way to launch Edge Canary is to right-click its icon on the taskbar and select InPrivate Mode.

This will actually be enough to launch and update Canary once Microsoft releases a new version with the much-needed fix.

That being said, if you are in need of a permanent solution, restore the previous Canary version using the steps below.

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With cutting-edge capabilities, Opera Beta is intended for early adopters and web developers to test new features, technologies, upgrades, and changes that Opera will deliver in feature major versions.

If you want to give this a try, you can download the normal version of Opera, create an account and then test the Opera Beta. Its similarity with Edge Canary cannot be overlooked, so it’s worth giving it a try.

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Test the capabilities on Opera Beta until the issue with Edge Canary is resolved.

How do I make my Edge Canary start again?

  1. Download Microsoft Edge Canary 105.0.1334.0 offline installer.
  2. Open and unzip the downloaded file using archives software.installer
  3. Open the folder inside the executable file and copy all the files inside it.
  4. Go to C:\Users\Your username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge SxS\Application\105.0.1336.0.
  5. Paste the copied files and replace existing ones if necessary.
  6. Microsoft Edge Canary should now launch without issues.

That just goes to show you that, as we said several times, using Canary as your primary browser is a bad idea, considering its unstable and experimental nature.

Microsoft allows running various Edge channels side-by-side, so the best option is to have a stable release for daily work and Canary or Dev for testing purposes.

This isn’t the only issue that Edge users had to deal with lately, as we’re sure you remember that the Microsoft team is also investigating a Collections Sync issue.

We have a lot of Edge-related articles you might want to check out, especially if this is your go-to browser. You can also catch up on the latest changes, among other stuff.

Remember that Microsoft has big plans for Edge, starting with making the browser less power-hungry and more likely to improve your entire system, due to cache compression.

Since people heard that Microsoft is moving back to a three-year release schedule for new operating systems, everyone is now curious about how Edge will continue evolving.

We’ll keep a close eye on this matter and report on any changes that will impact the browser, the operating system, and us.

Have you also experienced issues with the latest Edge Canary build? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.