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How to Turn On or Off Sync Favorites and Reading List in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

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Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

To see your favorites and reading list from Microsoft Edge on all your Windows PC and phone devices that you sign in with the same Microsoft account, you can turn on sync your content in Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to sync favorites and reading list in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.

Note   Note
To be able to sync favorites and reading list in Microsoft Edge, you will need to also have sync settings turned on for your Microsoft account.

Once you turn on sync in Microsoft Edge, wait a bit for the content to sync for the first time. If it still doesn’t sync, make sure syncing is turned on in Settings as well as in Microsoft Edge on your PC.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Turn On or Off Sync Content in Microsoft Edge Settings
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Sync Content in Microsoft Edge using a REG file






Turn On or Off Sync Favorites and Reading List in Microsoft Edge OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Sync Favorites and Reading List in Microsoft Edge
To Turn On or Off Sync Content in Microsoft Edge Settings

1. Open Microsoft Edge.

2. Click/tap on the More button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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2. Under Sync your content, turn on (default) or off Sync for what you want to do. (see screenshot below)

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Turn On or Off Sync Favorites and Reading List in Microsoft Edge OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Sync Favorites and Reading List in Microsoft Edge
To Turn On or Off Sync Content in Microsoft Edge using a REG file

Note   Note
The .reg files below will modify the DWORD values in the registry key locations below.

Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main

SyncSettings DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On

Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Roaming

ChangeUnitGenerationNeeded DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Sync Favorites and Reading List in Microsoft Edge

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_On_Sync_Favorites_and_Reading_List_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

download

 3. To Turn Off Sync Favorites and Reading List in Microsoft Edge

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_Off_Sync_Favorites_and_Reading_List_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

download


4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



That's it,
Shawn