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Edge Canary on x64 bit hardware

Target: "C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge SxS\Application\msedge.exe"
Start in: "C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge SxS\Application"

Correct path should be

Target: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Edge Canary\Application\msedge.exe"
Start in: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Edge Canary\Application"

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@Deleted 

It's Not incorrect. it's just Different.

you might wanna read more about it:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12427245/installing-in-program-files-vs-appdata

 

also I should mention that Google Chrome Canary goes to the same path.

so in a nutshell, it's just a canary thing, no worries ;)

@HotCakeX 

In terms of the Windows environment best practice is to install x64 bit programs in Program Files and x32 bit programs in Program Files (x86).

I suggest you to read that page i linked to, give you the info you're missing.

@HotCakeX 

What makes you think I did not read the article before, I read it and it supports what I said

"Ultimately it's up to you, but the default should probably just be Program Files."

Yes the default path is probably the program files for 64bit programs but that Doesn't mean that if Developers don't follow that then their action is incorrect. it's Not. just a preference.