1. Joined : Jan 2015
    Glen Cove, NY
    Posts : 142
    Windows 10 64 Bit
       05 Aug 2016 #1

    Edge Favorites.


    I just noticed after doing a clean install of windows 10 1607, that my favorites in ms edge are gone. Is there anyway to get them back?

    Henry
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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       05 Aug 2016 #2

    You did a clean install... which deletes everything. Why would you think they were still there? Favorites are not synced in the cloud.

    If you don't have a backup, there's not much you can do.
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  3. Joined : Jan 2015
    Glen Cove, NY
    Posts : 142
    Windows 10 64 Bit
       05 Aug 2016 #3

    wow that sucks, oh well gotta start all over again. Thanks for your reply.

    Henry
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  4. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       05 Aug 2016 #4

    When you did the clean install, did you format your disk?

    There may still be a Windows.old directory, and that may still contain your favorites. However, favorites in Edge are stored in a database, not as a links on disk like in IE. So you will need to copy the database over your new one (if it exists).

    It would be located at:

    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\Us er\Default\DataStore

    and the same in c:\windows.old\users

    See also, this:

    Microsoft Edge Favorites - Backup and Restore in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  5. Joined : Jan 2015
    Glen Cove, NY
    Posts : 142
    Windows 10 64 Bit
       05 Aug 2016 #5

    Thanks for your suggestion. I Just imported favorites from google chrome.

    Henry
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