Windows 10: Getting my old Favourits back Solved

  1.    05 May 2016 #1

    Getting my old Favourits back


    I've just had to do a re-install of Windows 10, but am really struggling to get all my old browser Favourites back. Any help would be really appreciated...

    I had on my previous install of Windows 10, all my Favourites in the Windows folder on a separate HDD. I still have those links and folders , but am struggling to work out how to male them appear in either Edge or Chrome. I assumed it would be as simple as telling Windows that the Favourites folder is on this separate HDD, and then they'd all magically appear!
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    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       05 May 2016 #2

    And if you want to copy your favorites direct for Chrome, Chrome stores them here (have to enable hidden folders to see appdata):
    USER being your username on windows.

    C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
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  3.    17 May 2016 #3

    winchesterstoke said: View Post
    I had on my previous install of Windows 10, all my Favourites in the Windows folder on a separate HDD. I still have those links and folders , but am struggling to work out how to male them appear in either Edge or Chrome. I assumed it would be as simple as telling Windows that the Favourites folder is on this separate HDD, and then they'd all magically appear!
    Yeah, Edge doesn't allow you to pick the location for the import of IE favorites. However, there is a 3rd-party application called EdgeManage that does precisely that (plus a whole lot more!)... it will prompt you for the location (which can be on any device).

    Take a look, if you want, at: http://www.emmet-gray.com/Articles/EdgeManage.html
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  4.    17 May 2016 #4

    egray said: View Post
    Yeah, Edge doesn't allow you to pick the location for the import of IE favorites. However, there is a 3rd-party application called EdgeManage that does precisely that (plus a whole lot more!)... it will prompt you for the location (which can be on any device).

    Take a look, if you want, at: http://www.emmet-gray.com/Articles/EdgeManage.html
    Many thanks - I'll check it out!
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  5.    20 May 2016 #5

    All sorted! Used EdgeManage to import my old favourites, then imported into Chrome.

    Thanks!
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