How can I download Microsoft WebDriver/Edge Driver to use with Selenium?

We can download Microsoft/Edge Driver to use with Selenium. The Microsoft Edge driver allows communication of the tests developed in Selenium with the Edge browser.

To download the msedgedriver.exe file, we have to first navigate to the following link −

Then move to the Downloads section, and click on the link based on the local operating system and browser version we have.

Once the download is completed, a zip file gets saved. It needs to be extracted and stored in a location. After extracting it, the executable file - msedgedriver.exe file is to be kept at a desired location.

We have to configure the path of the msedgedriver.exe file using the System.setProperty method along with creating an object of the EdgeDriver class.


System.setProperty("webdriver.edge.driver", "C:\Users\ghs6kor\Desktop\Java\msedgedriver.exe");
WebDriver driver = new EdgeDriver();


import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.edge.EdgeDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.Capabilities;
import org.openqa.selenium.remote.RemoteWebDriver;
public class EdgeBrwserLaunch{
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      //configure path of msedgedriver.exe path
      //object of EdgeDriver
      WebDriver driver = new EdgeDriver();
      //URL launch
      //get browser name
      Capabilities c = ((RemoteWebDriver) driver).getCapabilities();
      System.out.println("Browser: " + c.getBrowserName());


Updated on: 06-Apr-2021

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