Subscription storage is full in Edge? Here’s how to fix that

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  • Microsoft Edge is a great browser, but you can enhance it with the use of extensions.
  • As for extensions, many users reported Subscription Storage is full while using Adblock extension in Edge.
  • Fixing this problem is simple and you just need to update Adblock or use a different addon for adblocking.
  • Want to find out more about Edge? Be sure to visit our Edge hub, for more useful guides.
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Microsoft introduced extensions for Edge with the Anniversary Update for Windows 10.

While the majority of users welcomed this addition, there are some who actually got headaches using some of the buggy extensions.

AdBlock Plus is by far the most popular extension for Microsoft Edge, but it still has to be polished to work flawlessly.

So far, that’s not the case: both AdBlock’s and Microsoft’s forums are full of complaints about the issue with overloaded subscription storage.

Users said that they’re being bombarded with the error message Subscription storage is full. Please remove some subscriptions and try again.

This happens because AdBlock Plus for Microsoft Edge currently supports a maximum of only two filter lists, so if you have three or more, you’re going to get this error message.

What’s illogical here is that when you install AdBlock Plus on your Microsoft Edge browser, it gives you additional options to block malware, remove social media buttons, and disable tracking.

If you decide to use all these additions, you’ll have a total of five filtered lists in your AdBlock Plus extension, and the error message will make it impossible for you to use the browser normally.

As many users want to take full advantage of AdBlock Plus, they enable all three additions and the problem then occurs.

Adblock is one of the most used extensions, but sometimes certain problems can appear, and speaking of Adblock issues, today we’re going to cover the following topic:

  • Adblock subscription storage is full – This message is usually caused by glitches in Adblock, and in most cases, you can fix the problem simply by updating the addon or by changing its settings. If that doesn’t work, feel free to try any other solution from this article.

What do I do if subscription storage is full in Microsoft Edge?

1. Try a different browser

If you keep getting the Subscription storage is full message in Microsoft Edge, perhaps the problem is related to your browser.

To fix the problem, perhaps you can try switching to a different browser, such as Opera. After doing so, install Adblock, and check if the problem is still there.

Even if this comes as a temporary workaround, many users have decided to quit fixing the problem with Edge.

They’ve been motivated by Opera’s low impact on system resources, one-click bookmarking, mouse gestures, and built-in free VPN that guarantees high-end security.

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Note: If the problem is present in Opera as well, then the issue is related to the extension. Your option is to wait for the developer to fix it or keep on applying the below tips.


2. Reinstall Adblock Plus

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click on the three dotted-menu, and go to Extensions.
  3. Choose AdBlock Plus, click on it, and go to Uninstall.adblock plus limit1
  4. Wait for the extension to uninstall.
  5. Now, get back to the three dotted-menu > Extensions, and go to Get extensions from the Store.
  6. Find AdBlock Plus in the Store, and install it once again.adblock plus limit2
  7. Once you install it, just make sure you chose to use block malware, remove social media buttons, and disable tracking, and you’re good to go.

After performing this action, you should be able to use AdBlock Plus in Microsoft Edge once again.

This issue is quite odd because you basically can’t use any of AdBlock Plus’s additional features even if they’re theoretically available.


3. Remove Fanboy’s Social Blocking list

  1. Click the Menu icon in the top-right corner. Choose Extensions from the menu.
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  2. Locate Adblock Plus and click the gear icon next to it.
  3. Choose Options.
  4. Locate Fanboy’s Social Blocking List and click the red X next to it.

After doing that, the problem should be resolved. Keep in mind that by removing this list you might not block certain ads, which can be a problem.

However, you can choose a different list from Adblock Plus’s website and use it instead.


4. Try using a different addon

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  1. Press Windows Key + S and enter store. Now choose Microsoft Store from the list.
  2. Search for the desired Adblock extension in the search field and install it.

Microsoft Store has a dozen Adblock extensions available, but many users are suggesting to try out Betafish, so you can do that.

Basically, you can use any other Adblock addon instead of Adblock Plus and the problem should be resolved.

Before you install a new addon, disable Adblock or remove it in order to stop the two add-ons from interfering with one another.


5. Install the latest version of Adblock

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If you keep getting the Subscription storage is full message, perhaps the issue is related to your version of Adblock.

Sometimes this problem can occur due to various glitches with the addon, and in order to fix them, it’s advised that you update the addon to the latest version.

Sometimes add-ons can have certain glitches, and if the developers are aware of this, they’ll release a new patch soon.

If you’re having this problem with Adblock Plus, make sure that your addon is up to date.

If the problem is still there, the developers are probably aware of this issue, and they should release an update soon, so you’ll probably have to wait just a bit more.


6. Update your system

  1. Open Settings. You can do that quickly by using Windows Key + I shortcut.
  2. When the Settings app opens, navigate to the Update & Security section.
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  3. Now click the Check for updates button in the right pane.
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If any updates are available, they’ll be downloaded automatically and installed. Once your system is up to date, be sure to check if the problem is still there.

Let us know too in the comments area below.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2016 and has been since revamped and updated in April 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.