Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 196
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
       05 Jul 2015 #1

    Why is there a Favorites Folder with data after Install


    I performed a clean install of 10162. I had no problems and as soon as it was completed I checked file explorer to see if there was any date in it. It contained everything that is in my desktop on 8.1 OS.
    since I have not imported anything into Edge yet I was trying to see where edge is getting its data.
    could someone help explain this?
    shipinomore.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,489
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       05 Jul 2015 #2

    typo


    Hello Shipinomore,

    If you signed in to Windows 10 with the same Microsoft account that you had in Windows 8.1, then they would have been synced from your OneDrive.

    Sync Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
    Last edited by Brink; 05 Jul 2015 at 15:38.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,238
    Windows 10 IoT
       05 Jul 2015 #3

    Yup, a very nice feature. I love that it does that, saves me a chunk of time on clean install not having to tweak that stuff.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 05 Jul 2015 at 16:22.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 196
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
       05 Jul 2015 #4

    Why is there a Favorites Folder with data after Install


    Thank You Brink. I just did a factory reset to my AIO and favorites showed up there so now I know how it works.
    Getting things set for the end of the month.
    Larry
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,490
    Windows 10 Pro
       05 Jul 2015 #5

    That is a very good feature!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,310
    win 10 Insider
       05 Jul 2015 #6

    It's not good if you have comps with the need for different setups. Like I don't want my notebook that outputs to the TV to look the same as my desktop.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  7. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,238
    Windows 10 IoT
       05 Jul 2015 #7

    You can change what is and is not synced across devices. I turned off syncing my start screen tile layout because my desktop and laptop have different size screens. On the other side of the coin though, if I save a link in IE its saved on all my PC's I have synced with that MSA. Check the link Brink posted.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  8. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,490
    Windows 10 Pro
       05 Jul 2015 #8

    linw said: View Post
    It's not good if you have comps with the need for different setups. Like I don't want my notebook that outputs to the TV to look the same as my desktop.
    You can turn sync off.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,310
    win 10 Insider
       05 Jul 2015 #9

    I have sync off but, alpha, you are right about the granularity. I just haven't seen any benefit as of yet.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  10. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,238
    Windows 10 IoT
       05 Jul 2015 #10

    If you use the "Backup your settings for this PC" option it will save you a lot of time on a clean install. IE favorites, desktop wallpaper, theme settings, installed apps, tile layout, etc, etc. is all backed up and restored. For each PC individually. Then you pick and chose what gets synced between PC's. Look through all the settings. It's very customizable.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
10158 Edge Favorites Bar
The Favorites Bar is still useless. Favicons not showing and the links just won't stay in the order you want them. I was using the Hub for Favorites, Reading etc. If someone can tell me where I am going wrong, please let me know. Still no use...
Browsers and Email
Moving DATA from updated 10 to a Clean install of 10 in VMware
24757hello everyone, i have installed the windows 10 Eval from 122 to 10240 via the windows update, ( in VMware Workstation ) and everything is looking good, i have installed a few program on the OS, and i am liking the way it looks now, i made...
Virtualization
IE favorites
In build 10130, I have been deleting unwanted favourites, they end up in the recycle bin and are then deleted. Next time I switch on the pc, the unwanted favourites have reappeared. What am I doing wrong?
Browsers and Email
Where and how are Favorites synced
I am running Windows 10. My Favorites are different in Microsoft Edge than IE. In the past I did sync IE. I have never added any Favorites to Microsoft Edge. How are the Favorites Synced ? Where is Edge getting the Favorites from vs where IE is...
Browsers and Email
Favorites
When I updated to 10122 I lost all of the icons I had for my favorite bar. Now they where replaced by that globe so is there a way to get them back. Thanks
Browsers and Email
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 17:27.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 10 Forums