Windows 10: Delete all favorites from Edge? Solved

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  1.    01 Dec 2015 #11

    Got to be away for a bit here Brink, but a question. Signing out ... is that signing out of Microsoft? Also, what is unblocking the Zip file?
    Last edited by Brink; 01 Dec 2015 at 17:11. Reason: removed unneeded link
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  2.    01 Dec 2015 #12

    I've managed to sign out of Windows 10 but that really takes me no where. I've tried opening your bat file but that only brings up Notepad and what you've written. I don't see Powershell anywhere. Waiting for further instructions! :-)
    And oh yes, I would like to have the Bookmarks removed only from Edge but not IE if possible. Thanks!
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  3. Posts : 23,679
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       01 Dec 2015 #13

    The link in step 3 below will show you how to unblock the .zip file. It basically allows you to run it without Windows blocking it.

    Using the steps below will reset Microsoft Edge and delete all of it's favorites.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  4.    01 Dec 2015 #14

    Unblocked it but still getting no further than it opening in Notepad. Extracted it and it puts the file into another directory under Users. Clicking on it there only does the same thing, bringing it up into Notepad.

    I'm going to call this a closed case. Obviously, this is not an easy fix. Thanks for the efforts Brink.
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  5. Posts : 23,679
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       01 Dec 2015 #15

    That's ok. It sounds like your .bat file association is messed up, and associated to open with Notepad by mistake.

    You can download and merge the .reg file for the listed bat in the table of OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default association for .bat files.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

    Afterwards, try running the .bat file again.
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  6.    02 Dec 2015 #16

    Thanks for the persistent effort Brink. I'm away from my computer for a bit but will follow your directions when I get back. Thank you again for this! :-)
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  7. Posts : 23,679
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       02 Dec 2015 #17

    Ok. Please let us know how it went.
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  8.    03 Dec 2015 #18

    There is no way this is easy for me Brink. I'm on site you gave me, but what I'm to download from there is beyond me. It's way too confusing for an amateur like myself. I see one that might come close (in my mind) which is called Bat (Windows Batch File). Is this the one I download? And if so, will running that particular file in itself clear my Bookmarks from Edge (only) or do I have to run this Batch File then run the "Reset Microsoft Edge" after opening the Bat file? Am I confusing you? I know I am! :-)
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  9. Posts : 23,679
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       03 Dec 2015 #19

    No problem. You would just need to go to the OPTION TWO section in the tutorial below. In the steps in that option, you would click on the bat link in the table under the File Type or Protocol column.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...a.html#option2
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  10.    03 Dec 2015 #20

    Brink, when one does a Registry backup and then uses that Backup, does what was put in the Registry remain there even after importing the Backup?
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