Can’t Download Microsoft Edge | Download Button Not Working

Recently many users have reported that the Edge browser following the recent update is behaving abnormally. Similarly, users are also reporting that the download button is not working in Edge.

Apparently, the culprit behind the issue seems to be the update as the issue started to crop up after the update rolled out. With this post, we try to address this seemingly annoying issue by applying some working troubleshooters.

Can't Download Microsoft Edge | Download Button Not Working

Can’t Download Microsoft Edge | Download Button Not Working

Here’s how you can fix your download button not working issue in Microsoft Edge. However, it is worth pointing out that if one method isn’t working you should try out the other one. Now that being said, let’s get started.

Configure the download folder option properly

If the download button is not working there could be an issue with the configuration of the download folder. Therefore you should tweak the settings to see if the things come to the right track;

  • Open Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots at the top right corner.
  • In that drop-down, head over to settings and click on the downloads tab.
  • Check if the Downloads folder is accurate or not. If not, click on change and select your desired place to download but make sure that there is enough space for your content to download and click OK.
  • That’s it, now restart your browser to apply the changes.

Check and Configure the Permission Settings

If the download button is not working in Microsoft Edge, the permission settings could be messed up. To configure the permission settings correctly follow the below-mentioned steps;

Enable Edge to Run With Administrative Privileges

  • Type ‘This PC‘ in the “Search bar” in windows 10 and hit the Enter button.
  • In the following window next to the C:\ drive expand the drop-down menu.
  • Locate the Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder. It will be in the system app folder. You can follow the path C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application.
  • Now locate the MicrosoftEdge.exe file and right-click it. 
  • A drop-down menu will appear, choose Run as administrator from the list.
  • Now close everything and run Edge again. Check if the issue is gone or not.

Repair Microsoft Edge

If the above methods didn’t work another option is to repair Microsoft Edge in your system. Either way, if your system allows, you can uninstall and then reinstall. Here our system doesn’t allow reinstallation, so we will go with the repair option. 

You can repair Microsoft Edge via the windows uninstall program tool.

To locate it enter the start menu and search for the control panel.

From there follow the repair program link. Here locate the Edge option, right-click it then click Modify/Uninstall.

Remove Edge via the Third Party uninstall tool

Some of the users facing the download button not available issue in edge have also reported that they couldn’t uninstall the browser. 

The workaround to this issue is to download a third-party uninstall tool and use it to remove Edge from the system.

Once Edge is completely removed from the system, reinstall it and check if the issue has been resolved or not.

Re-Install Windows

If nothing works, the last resort could be a complete reinstall of the windows. However this will delete all the files saved on your PC, therefore you should back up any important files before proceeding.

Well, that’s all we have for you with the issue of the download button not working in Microsoft Edge. We hope this guide helped you. For more interesting guides, tips, and tricks, you can subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Don’t miss out on our Windows GuidesGaming GuidesSocial Media GuidesAndroid Guides, and iPhone to learn more.

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