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  1.    05 Jul 2015 #1
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    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    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.
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  2.    05 Jul 2015 #2
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    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.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
    Last edited by Brink; 05 Jul 2015 at 15:38.
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  3.    05 Jul 2015 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    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.
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  4.    05 Jul 2015 #4
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    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    Thread Starter

    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
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  5.    05 Jul 2015 #5
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    That is a very good feature!
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  6.    05 Jul 2015 #6
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    win 10 Insider

    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.
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  7.    05 Jul 2015 #7
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    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.
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  8.    05 Jul 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by linw 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.
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  9.    05 Jul 2015 #9
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    win 10 Insider

    I have sync off but, alpha, you are right about the granularity. I just haven't seen any benefit as of yet.
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  10.    05 Jul 2015 #10
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    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.
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