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Helper II

PAD > Failed to assume control of Microsoft edge (Internal error or communication failure)

Hi Experts ,


Today I'm seeing "Failed to assume control of Microsoft Edge (Internal error or communication failure)." error message not sure what's wrong with PAD extension.. I followed instruction as said : Using browsers and managing extensions - Power Automate | Microsoft Docs .  Do you have any suggestions for me ?




Resolver II
Resolver II

Sometimes it takes time for Chrome to respond if you clear cache or cookies. Use the error control in the action to retry 5 times at 5 secs interval.

This did not work. Also OP is referring to an Edge connection not Chrome. I am having the same issue, my automation works fine in chrome but not when I try to run in edge. 

Regular Visitor

I had the same issue and there are two workarouds that I have found already:
1. in error handling -> repeat the action 2-5 times with delay 5

2. in error handling -> Continue flow -> repeat action

It works in Chrome and Edge

Hope that would help

New Member

I was getting this when first opening Edge to a specific URL as defined by a variable. My workaround, since I may need to re-use the variable elsewhere, is to open Edge to a URL such as then add an action to navigate to the page by variable. 



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