How to find out Microsoft EDGE Version and ProgID?

Here is an example on different options you can use to find this information.

NOTE: The ProgID may be different and used the information below as a guide.

Finding the MS Edge version using the UI

To check which version of Microsoft Edge you are using follow the below steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Select More actions in the upper-right corner, and then select Settings.
  3. Look for your version under About this app.

Please note that this is an example done from a Windows 10 Creator update 1703. To help you find the ProgID, you can look at the OEMDefaultAssociations.xml file. I have some steps at the end of this blog to help you find the version. You can modify the the Batch sample and reg export command accordingly!

Using Powershell option

From an elevated command windows type:

powershell get-appxpackage *edge* >c:\MSEdgeVersion.txt


Name              : Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge
Publisher         : CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Architecture      : Neutral
ResourceId        :
Version           : 40.15063.0.0
PackageFullName   : Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_40.15063.0.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe
InstallLocation   : C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe
IsFramework       : False
PackageFamilyName : Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe
PublisherId       : 8wekyb3d8bbwe
IsResourcePackage : False
IsBundle          : False
IsDevelopmentMode : False
IsPartiallyStaged : False


From an elevated command window type:

reg export "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppX3xxs313wwkfjhythsb8q46xdsq8d2cvv\Application" C:\MSEDGE_Version_Key.txt /y


Note: The output will give you the Prog ID and Version

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

"ApplicationCompany"="Microsoft Corporation"

Batch File that will execute the PowerShell and Registry export for you!

:Run from Elevated CMD window
:Start Batch 
set _FOLDERNAME=MSEDGE_logs_temp
set _TEMPDIR=%systemdrive%\%_FOLDERNAME%
echo -------------------------------------------
echo Copying logs to temporary folder ...
echo -------------------------------------------
mkdir %_TEMPDIR% 2> NUL

echo -------------------------------------------
echo Get MS EDGE Version ...
echo -------------------------------------------
powershell get-appxpackage *edge* >%_TEMPDIR%\MSEdgeVersion.txt
reg export "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppX3xxs313wwkfjhythsb8q46xdsq8d2cvv\Application" %_TEMPDIR%\MSEDGE_Version_Key.txt /y

goto end

echo -------------------------------------------
echo Go to c:\MSEDGE_logs_temp
echo -------------------------------------------
start c:\MSEDGE_logs_temp

:End of Batch

If you want to see what the OEM xml file have and compare it with the output, you can export the OEMDefaultAssociations.xml to notepad. Here is how:

From an Elevated command prompt type:

C:\WINDOWS\system32>dir *.xml

Volume in drive C is OSDisk

Volume Serial Number is 749D-6F2C

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\system32

03/18/2017 03:57 PM           446,124 ApnDatabase.xml
03/18/2017 03:57 PM             2,778 AppxProvisioning.xml
02/17/2015 03:21 AM             3,656 DriverUpdates.xml
07/21/2016 09:47 AM             2,988 MicTray64.xml
03/18/2017 03:57 PM               565 NdfEventView.xml
03/18/2017 03:57 PM           21,656 NetTrace.PLA.Diagnostics.xml
03/18/2017 04:01 PM           15,940 OEMDefaultAssociations.xml
03/18/2017 03:59 PM           10,429 ScavengeSpace.xml
03/18/2017 03:58 PM             1,673 tcpbidi.xml
03/18/2017 03:57 PM               614 WdsUnattendTemplate.xml
03/18/2017 03:58 PM               726 wpr.config.xml
03/18/2017 03:58 PM             4,675 wsmanconfig_schema.xml
03/18/2017 03:59 PM           76,060 xpsrchvw.xml

13 File(s)       587,884 bytes

0 Dir(s) 157,778,395,136 bytes free

C:\WINDOWS\system32>notepad OEMDefaultAssociations.xml


When you open the OEMDefaultAssociations.xml in notepad, find the .htm and .html file extension to help you find the application handler. In this case, Windows 10 default .htm and .html is Microsoft Edge.


<Association Identifier=".htm" ProgId="AppX4hxtad77fbk3jkkeerkrm0ze94wjf3s9" ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" ApplyOnUpgrade="true" OverwriteIfProgIdIs="AppX6k1pws1pa7jjhchyzw9jce3e6hg6vn8d" />
<Association Identifier=".html" ProgId="AppX4hxtad77fbk3jkkeerkrm0ze94wjf3s9" ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" ApplyOnUpgrade="true" OverwriteIfProgIdIs="AppX6k1pws1pa7jjhchyzw9jce3e6hg6vn8d" />

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Comments (1)

  1. Troy Brueggemeier says:

    I would like to see drop down buttons on the forward and backward buttons that displays history of the sites visited for the active tab in Microsoft Edge.

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