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  1.    20 Jul 2017 #1
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    How do you bulk manage Microsoft Edge favorites?


    Apparently, they've moved away from the simple "Links as Files in Folders" storage method.

    Is there some in-app feature that allows for quick organization of favorites?
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  2.    20 Jul 2017 #2
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    In Edge, click on the three horizontal lines icon at the top, towards the right to open the Hub. Click on the star in the Hub to see your favorites. Here you can right-click to create folders and click-and-drag your bookmarks to rearrange them or move them into folders.

    If you have the Favorites Bar turned on in Edge's Settings, it works best if you only create one level of folders within the Favorites Bar. You can create more sub-folders, but only the first level will show as a drop down list from the Favourites Bar. Going deeper will open the Hub to display your bookmarks.

    Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10
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  3.    20 Jul 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    In Edge, click on the three horizontal lines icon at the top, towards the right to open the Hub. Click on the star in the Hub to see your favorites. Here you can right-click to create folders and click-and-drag your bookmarks to rearrange them or move them into folders.

    If you have the Favorites Bar turned on in Edge's Settings, it works best if you only create one level of folders within the Favorites Bar. You can create more sub-folders, but only the first level will show as a drop down list from the Favourites Bar. Going deeper will open the Hub to display your bookmarks.

    Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10

    It sounds like what you are describing is what you would do under the old IE favorites to handle individual items at a time.
    What I'm looking for is a way to select multiple items, and do whatever I want with them as a group. For example, if I want to delete 30 folders/favorites, I don't really want to repeat the process 30 times via "right clicking...etc.". In the past you could so this via the File Manager.
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  4.    20 Jul 2017 #4
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    Hey rasmasyean,
    MS buried it in Win 10 ... I think the Favorites Folder your looking for is located at the following.
    %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default
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  5.    20 Jul 2017 #5
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    The Edge favorites are stored in the Datastore folder at
    %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default but not in a form that can easily be understood or manipulated, they're in a database called Spartan.edb. More details in this tutorial...
    Backup and Restore Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10

    I'm afraid there's no easy way. If you want to delete 30 shortcuts or folders, you could speed things up a bit by creating a folder called Trash, drag everything into it then delete the Trash folder - that would also delete all its contents.
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  6.    21 Jul 2017 #6
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    You can't open that in some sort of database application like Access and modify it? Or is it a proprietary database?
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  7.    21 Jul 2017 #7
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    Try going to Edges Settings, Import from another browser and other info, and export to file.
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    It'll create an HTML file:
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    Can remove stuff and make changes, then when it opens in your browser(also clicking them will open to the sites)
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    Then you reimport or what ever you plan.
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  8.    21 Jul 2017 #8
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    Other things you can do:
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    save to desktop or where ever, and you have a shortcut to the site. Click image for larger version. 

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    Note this will also include any cookies, so when editing in F12 Developer tools, be careful.
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  9.    21 Jul 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Try going to Edges Settings, Import from another browser and other info, and export to file.
    It'll create an HTML file:
    Can remove stuff and make changes, then when it opens in your browser(also clicking them will open to the sites)
    Then you reimport or what ever you plan.
    I was going to suggest that but when I tried it the imported folders and links were all put into a folder named 'Imported from Microsoft_Edge_19_07_2017' - so lots of moving still required.

    Note that 'export to a file' is a new feature added in Creators Update.
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  10.    21 Jul 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    I was going to suggest that but when I tried it the imported folders and links were all put into a folder named 'Imported from Microsoft_Edge_19_07_2017' - so lots of moving still required.

    Note that 'export to a file' is a new feature added in Creators Update.
    Yep , noticed it, once when my bookmarks became corrupted, and everything doubled on one of my machines.
    I then deleted the "extras" on that machine.
    But when I opened another machine, all that machines Edge bookmarks were gone
    So I turned of syncing for Edge on all PC's and VM's imported the bookmarks, and was good.

    Here is where Mozzilla & Google really shine- I never, in all the years using Firefox & Chrome, had this happen.
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