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Published: April 23, 2016 | Applies to:

This guide will help you learn how to run Microsoft Edge as different user on your machine. Also check how to run any app as another user in Windows 10.

Earlier, we have seen how you can run various apps available in your Windows 8 or later as a different user, in this article:

Steps to allow running apps as different user in Windows 8 or later

However, the methods discussed in above mentioned article may not work for some apps. Microsoft Edge, the native web browser in Windows 10 is such an app. In this article, we’re going to share you yet another method that will help you to run Microsoft Edge as different user in Windows 10.

Actually, you can apply this trick to any app in Windows 10, which is an exception for the methods mentioned in above linked article. Here is what you actually need to do:

How To Run Microsoft Edge As Different User In Windows 10

1. Go to Desktop and do a right click. Select New > Shortcut in the context menu.

How To Run Microsoft Edge As Different User In Windows 10

2. In the Create Shortcut window, type following as shortcut location and click Next:

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge
NOTE: You can substitute Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe with any other app package name. The package name for desired app can be obtained by running Get-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullName cmdlet in Windows PowerShell. When you run this cmdlet, the entries displayed in PackageFullName column provides you app package name (remember, you have to exclude version number here). The MicrosoftEdge can be replaced with your desired app name, which is mentioned after “Microsoft.” term in Name column. For understanding this more clearly, refer step 6 of this article.

How To Run Microsoft Edge As Different User In Windows 10

3. Next, name the shortcut whatever you like and click Finish.

How To Run Microsoft Edge As Different User In Windows 10

4. Moving on, open File Explorer and browse to the location (Desktop in this case) of shortcut we created so far. In the ribbon, click Manage under Application Tools. Then click Run as administrator drop down and select Run as another user.

How To Run Microsoft Edge As Different User In Windows 10

5. As soon as you choose Run as another user in previous step, Microsoft Edge will be launched and you’ll see the prompt to enter another or different user credentials. Once you enter correct details for the user, click OK and you’ll be running Microsoft Edge as different user.

How To Run Microsoft Edge As Different User In Windows 10

That’s it! If Microsoft Edge is not working correctly for you, re-register it here.


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