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EdgeDeflector (Install)

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 4/17/2017.


EdgeDeflector is a small helper application that intercepts URIs that force-open web links in Microsoft Edge and redirects it to the system’s default web browser. This allows you to use Windows features like the Cortana assistant and built-in help links with the browser of your choice instead of being forced to use Microsoft Edge.

You’ll never see EdgeDeflector ever again after installing it. It does its thing transparently in the background and only runs when a link needs to be deflected away from Microsoft Edge.

System requirements: Windows 10, your favorite web browser


  • Download the latest version of EdgeDeflector.exe from GitHub releases
  • Copy the downloaded executable to C:\Program Files\ or anywhere else it can be stored permanently
  • Run the program once to configure your system
  • Choose EdgeDeflector and Always use this app in the dialog

You may need to repeat the above steps after installing major feature updates to Windows through Windows Update. You can subscribe to the AppCast feed to be notified of any new releases.

If you dismiss the dialog, or choose the wrong app; you can apply the change in the Windows Settings app: Apps: Default apps: Choose default apps by protocol: microsoft-edge.

If EdgeDeflector isn’t listed in either locations, try running it one more time; or lastly restarting your PC before you try again. (This last option actually helps if the System Registry is locked up or Windows is being suborn.)

You don’t need to specify your browser of choice in EdgeDeflector. It will pick up on the system configured default from Windows Settings app: Apps: Default apps: Web browser.

To install EdgeDeflector (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install edgedeflector --version

To upgrade EdgeDeflector (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade edgedeflector --version


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName    = 'edgedeflector'
    $installerType  = 'exe'
    $toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url            = '' 
    $checksum       = '260477DE37DFD2CC94B09DB411943E6626EA99B06F1DE28136ABC26B6EC76DD9'
    $silentArgs     = ''
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      fileType      = $installerType
      url           = $url
      validExitCodes= $validExitCodes
      silentArgs    = $silentArgs
      softwareName  = ''
      checksum      = $checksum
      checksumType  = 'sha256' 
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs  

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Daniel Aleksandersen


Copyright © 2017 Daniel Aleksandersen


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
EdgeDeflector (Install) 356 Sunday, September 3, 2017 approved
EdgeDeflector (Install) 271 Friday, May 19, 2017 approved
EdgeDeflector (Install) 234 Saturday, February 18, 2017 approved

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