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EdgeDeflector (Install) | Updated: 23 Nov 2017



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EdgeDeflector (Install)

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


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


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


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade edgedeflector -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade edgedeflector -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure edgedeflector installed
    name: edgedeflector
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'edgedeflector' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: edgedeflector,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller edgedeflector
   Name     = 'edgedeflector'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'edgedeflector':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install edgedeflector version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 02 Jul 2018.



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.

How to Force Cortana to Use Chrome & Google in Windows 10
Open links force-opened in Microsoft Edge in your default browser


$packageName    = 'edgedeflector'
$installerType  = 'exe'
$url            = '' 
$checksum       = '7EA4B60B3AB640472F616EC56CD519BD1006CCD59F6BE81B5D9E5E2C157F584B'
$silentArgs     = '/S'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  fileType      = $installerType
  url           = $url
  validExitCodes= $validExitCodes
  silentArgs    = $silentArgs
  softwareName  = 'EdgeDeflector'
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = 'sha256' 

if ((Test-Path "$ENV:SYSTEMROOT\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe") -eq "True")
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs  
   } else {
    Write-Host "Microsoft Edge not found. EdgeDeflector cannot be installed." -foreground red -background blue
#Purposely left it so choco thinks the package is instaleld to pass the validator as program only works on Win10 and Server2016. :) 

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
EdgeDeflector (Install) 426 Sunday, September 3, 2017 Approved
EdgeDeflector (Install) 339 Friday, May 19, 2017 Approved
EdgeDeflector (Install) 299 Saturday, February 18, 2017 Approved

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