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How to Turn On or Off Sync Microsoft Edge Settings across Windows 10 Devices


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, reading list, top sites, and other settings in Microsoft Edge across your Windows 10 devices using your Microsoft account.

To be able to sync your favorites, reading list, top sites, and other settings in Microsoft Edge, you will need to 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 Settings in Microsoft Edge Settings
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Sync Settings in Microsoft Edge using a REG file





Turn On or Off Sync Microsoft Edge Settings across Windows 10 Devices OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Sync Microsoft Edge Settings across Windows 10 Devices
To Turn On or Off Sync Settings in Microsoft Edge Settings

1. Open Microsoft Edge.

2. Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+X) button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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2. Click/tap on General on the left side, turn on (default) or off Sync your Microsoft Edge favorites, reading list, top sites, and other settings across your devices for what you want under Account on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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Turn On or Off Sync Microsoft Edge Settings across Windows 10 Devices OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Sync Microsoft Edge Settings across Windows 10 Devices
To Turn On or Off Sync Settings in Microsoft Edge using a REG file


The downloadable .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 Settings in Microsoft Edge

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 Settings 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. When 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