The Anniversary Update for Windows 10 introduced extensions for Microsoft Edge – the latest and greatest onboard internet browser for the Windows Operating System, something that has been a long time coming. Soon after extensions became available for the Microsoft Edge browser, the folks behind AdBlock Plus released their dedicated Microsoft Edge extension, which has since become the most popular extension for Microsoft Edge by a great margin. Unfortunately, the AdBlock Plus extension for Microsoft Edge is far from perfect, with forums of both Microsoft and the extension’s developers being flooded with complaints of users being affected by an issue that causes Microsoft Edge to constantly display the following error message from the AdBlock Plus extension:
“Subscription storage is full. Please remove some subscriptions and try again.”
It doesn’t matter how many times a user affected by this problem dismisses the error message – the message reappears within a few moments, rendering Microsoft Edge basically unusable for users affected by this problem. Users of the AdBlock Plus extension for the Microsoft Edge browser are affected by this issue because AdBlock Plus currently only supports a maximum of two filter lists, so you are going to be pestered by this error message if you have three or more filter lists.
When analyzed, this problem seems pretty odd – when you install AdBlock Plus for Microsoft Edge, you are provided with additional options to block malware, remove social media buttons and disable tracking, with the enabling of each of these options creating a new filter list separate from the extension’s two default filter lists. Enabling even one of these additional options (which most users do in order to take full advantage of the extension’s capabilities) increases the number of filter lists you have and gives birth to this problem.
The only known method that can be used to solve this problem and regain your ability to use Microsoft Edge smoothly is to uninstall the AdBlock Plus extension and then reinstall it without enabling any of the three additional options and creating any new filter lists. In order to do so, you need to:
- Launch Microsoft Edge.
- Click on the Menu button (the button represented by three consecutive dots), and click on Extensions.
- Locate and click on AdBlock Plus in the list of installed extensions to select it.
- Click on Uninstall, confirm the action and go through the uninstallation process.
- Once the extension has been uninstalled, click on the Menu button and click on Extensions > Get extensions from the Store.
- Search for and find the AdBlock Plus extension in the Store, and click on Install to initiate the installation process.
- Go through the installation process, and when asked whether or not you want to enable any of the three additional options, be sure to not enable any of them and leave them disabled.
Once the AdBlock Plus extension for Microsoft Edge has been installed without any of the three additional options being enabled, the problem should be resolved and you should be able to use Microsoft Edge like you are supposed to without constantly seeing an error message. This problem certainly is an odd one, seeing as though enabling any of the additional options that the AdBlock Plus extension for Microsoft Edge not only offers but also actively tries to convince users to enable leads to Microsoft Edge being rendered virtually unusable.
Since extensions for Microsoft Edge are fairly new, tons of updates for all Microsoft Edge extensions are sure to come, and that includes updates for the AdBlock Plus extension. Let’s just hope the AdBlock Plus extension’s developers manage to ship a fix for this problem with an update and also make the three additional features offered by the extension actually usable.