Edge has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incomplete

An issue I’ve run into earlier this week involved the new Chromium-based Edge version 84 in this case. Edge was failing to launch when running via any shortcuts with the error message: The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incomplete. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail. If you navigate to the Edge install folder, on my system this is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\ and check for a new-msedge....

Sunday, 16 August 2020 · 1 min · Paul Smith