Windows 10: How to preserve Edge Passwords prior to reformat and clean install? Solved

  1.    22 Jun 2018 #1

    How to preserve Edge Passwords prior to reformat and clean install?


    Hi,

    I hope the title says enough, obviously windows 10. How to preserve Edge Passwords prior to reformat and clean install?

    Thanks
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  2. Kari's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Jun 2018 #2

    If you are not already using it to sign in to Windows, switch to a Microsoft account (tutorial). When signing in with a Microsoft account, you can then enable sync in settings (tutorial).

    Final step is to check that sync is turned on in Edge (tutorial).

    That's it. All Edge favorites, stored passwords, reading list and so on will be synced to your Microsoft account, and as soon as you sign in to any other Windows 10 device or your old machine after clean install and turn on syncing in Windows Settings and Edge, everything will be there.

    Kari
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  3.    23 Jun 2018 #3

    Thanks Kari


    Hi,

    I have tried this before and it always fails but I will go for it again. My edge bookmarks are always saved but my passwords never seem to survive the sync.

    Thx, Dre

    PS. I will give it a whirl tonight and replay back. Thanks again!
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  4. maxknux's Avatar
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       25 Jun 2018 #4

    My Edge Syncing works but I use Lastpass because that I can use on all browsers.
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