1. Joined : Sep 2015
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       21 Sep 2016 #1

    Anniversary edition removed Edge favorites


    The "anniversary edition" failed to import the Edge favorites from the previous edition. I have full backups, so restoring files/folders is an option. However, simply putting back the old Edge app storage location (C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User \Default) does not have any impact. It looks like Edge is now storing its favorites elsewhere.

    Anyone have any ideas how to import the old Edge favorites into the anniversary edition of Edge?

    Thanks
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 51
    Windows
       21 Sep 2016 #2

    ltwally said: View Post
    The "anniversary edition" failed to import the Edge favorites from the previous edition. I have full backups, so restoring files/folders is an option. However, simply putting back the old Edge app storage location (C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User \Default) does not have any impact. It looks like Edge is now storing its favorites elsewhere.

    Anyone have any ideas how to import the old Edge favorites into the anniversary edition of Edge?

    Thanks
    It stores them in a .edb database file now. you can edit them with freeware called EdgeManage created by Emmet Gray
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  3. Joined : Sep 2015
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       22 Sep 2016 #3

    dacrone said: View Post
    It stores them in a .edb database file now. you can edit them with freeware called EdgeManage created by Emmet Gray
    How do I go about getting them from the previous build into the anniversary edition, though? Do I just need to open the EDB from the old version and copy them into the EDB from the new version?

    Thanks
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
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       22 Sep 2016 #4

    ltwally said: View Post
    How do I go about getting them from the previous build into the anniversary edition, though? Do I just need to open the EDB from the old version and copy them into the EDB from the new version?

    Thanks
    builds 10240 and 10586 did not store them in an edb file. If the appdata folder that they used to be in does not contain them anymore, then you may have lost your favorites.
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  5. Joined : Sep 2015
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       22 Sep 2016 #5

    I have backups... but simply placing them in their prior location is not working. Another win for the anniversary edition.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
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       22 Sep 2016 #6

    If you have the url links still, use the freeware I mentioned in the first post and restore them using that
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  7. Joined : Sep 2015
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       23 Sep 2016 #7

    I think we're missing the point: I was looking a way to recover them from the previous build and import them into the current build. I can always manually type them into the new build of Edge as easily as I can type them into a third party utility.

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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
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       23 Sep 2016 #8

    No. You don't have to type them into that freeware. You can just drag and drop them... Look at the program.
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  9. Joined : Sep 2015
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       25 Sep 2016 #9

    dacrone said: View Post
    No. You don't have to type them into that freeware. You can just drag and drop them... Look at the program.
    I did. I believe we are miscommunicating. I am looking for a tool to simply import them from the old version (like you'd expect MS to make happen with the update process).

    This tool is more about backing up and restoring the new version of Edge's favorites database. Adding new entries takes as much time/effort as putting them into Edge, itself.

    I'm not saying it's a bad tool; if I ever need a tool specifically for export/import of the Edge favorite database, it looks like a winner. I'm simply saying that it does not do what I have been asking for. I appreciate your effort. It simply isn't the right tool for the job.
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