Windows 10: How do I clear ALL of my Imported Favourites from Edge? Solved

  1.    03 Oct 2015 #1

    How do I clear ALL of my Imported Favourites from Edge?


    Hi,

    Recently updated to Windows 10 and found that Chrome now has a tendency to freeze so thought I'd give Edge a crack of the whip!

    I imported all my Favourites but now realise I have far too many collected over the years and half of them are obsolete! Rather than painstakingly pruning them, I want to wipe the whole lot (just from Edge) and then repopulate Favourites manually. I for the life of me find a simple way of doing this. Can someone please help me out with this?

    (Also, can you not simply drag and drop from the Address Bar into the Favourites Bar as you can on Chrome?)

    Thanks for reading!
    Mark
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    03 Oct 2015 #2

    To delete favorites, hit + R to open a Run box, type

    Code:
    %localappdata%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\Favorites
    and press <enter>

    Then delete everything in the favorites folder than opens in file explorer.

    marco772 said: View Post
    (Also, can you not simply drag and drop from the Address Bar into the Favourites Bar as you can on Chrome?)
    I don't think so. As far as I know you have to click on the star button to right of the address. Edge is a bit unfinished when it comes to favorites at the moment.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    03 Oct 2015 #3

    Thank you so very much! This has had me scratching my head for days now!

    Now they just need to make it so you can reorder them (ie. drag them from the dropdown to the main bar and it'll all be good!).

    Thanks again. :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 2,630
    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) .81
       03 Oct 2015 #4

    All I do is open favourites bar right click and remove the ones I don't want that way you don't have to go through all of them again putting them back in
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Colleagues and friends have been asking me where are my favourites form Internet Explorer 11 in Microsoft Edge. What a lot of people don't realise (i.e. the novice n00b is just being rude) Microsoft Edge is a completely new browser, it's not...
Organise Favourites in Edge - how? in Browsers and Email
I can drag and drop within the Favourites list, but there seems to be no way to get a link out of a folder and back into the main list, for example. No way to 'organise Favourites'. Am I overlooking something?
Backup my Favourites in W10 Edge in Browsers and Email
Hello, I want to backup my Favourites in W10 Edge, but I cannot find the path to there location to add to my SyncBack programme. I wonder if anyone has found them? Barry
How to Manage Favourites in Edge in Browsers and Email
Hi All I have a W10 laptop, W10 desktop, an iPad and an iPhone. I've disabled web browser setting synchronisation as this doesn't apply to my non-MS devices. I'm using iCloud for Windows 4.1 and this does a great job of synching IE bookmarks to...
Edge Favourites Bar in Browsers and Email
Has anyone managed to drag and drop the Favourites into the Favourites Bar? It will only work if you import Favourites from IE it seems. :(
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:47.
Find Us