Windows 10: Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       14 Mar 2016 #40

    What a confusing muddle Microsoft have created for us to try and understand

    Hope Edge will get a Favorites Manager, which opens in a new tab so editing Favorites is simple again. Just like in Google Chrome and their Bookmarks Manager.
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  2.    09 Apr 2016 #41

    We now have a 3rd party Favorites manager for Edge. It manages the new database where they have put the favs in Edge. Seems to work well, I just used it with over 9000 favorites. See articles here.

    Photo Gallery: Take Back Control Over Microsoft Edge Favorites with EdgeManage | SuperSite for Windows

    Download from here with info on how it works
    Manage Edge Favorites
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  3. Posts : 20,856
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       09 Apr 2016 #42

    bricko said: View Post
    We now have a 3rd party Favorites manager for Edge. It manages the new database where they have put the favs in Edge. Seems to work well, I just used it with over 9000 favorites. See articles here.

    Photo Gallery: Take Back Control Over Microsoft Edge Favorites with EdgeManage | SuperSite for Windows

    Download from here with info on how it works
    Manage Edge Favorites
    Yep.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
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  4. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       10 Apr 2016 #43

    That looks great bricko just what Microsoft should have done before releasing Edge
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  5.    07 Mar 2017 #44

    Hello, I successfully deleted my imported Edge favorites which were all messed up. I also turned off synching in Edge. Then rebooted and turned on sync again thinking it would get a mirror image of my IE favorites. Instead, I have two of some folders, favorites I deleted long ago in IE, and some folders not in IE are in Edge (folders which I deleted some time ago). I can try the import favorites directly from IE and keep the sync function off but would like to - ideally - have sync on. I don't have any other browsers installed.

    Any idea where sync searches for favorites? How I end up with two of many folders? Hopefully if I can understand Edge's sync functionality and process I can outsmart it. Probably not. Thanks
    Last edited by kentjapan; 07 Mar 2017 at 06:48.
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  6. Posts : 20,856
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       07 Mar 2017 #45

    Hello Kent,

    Microsoft Edge syncs the information using your Microsoft account online. It may take a bit after deleting the duplicates for it to get synced and straightened out.

    Microsoft Edge Sync Favorites and Reading List - Turn On or Off

    Personally, I prefer to keep a backup of my favorites and restore them as needed instead.

    Backup and Restore Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10
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  7.    06 Apr 2017 #46

    Hi, I deleted all Edge favorites that had been synched from my Microsoft account using your script. I waited a few days, turned sync back on - and somehow keep getting old deleted favorites and other folders that I deleted or changed.

    I am on the same machine - I want to have Edge have the same favorites as IE 11. When I import directly that works well.

    However, I'd really like to figure out what is going on with sync and where/how it is finding favorites that are old, etc. I figured that Edge would get the synced favorites and favorites bar from my most recent version of IE11 favorites. Especially after I deleted them from Edge and waited 2-3 days for my Microsoft account to hopefully get my most latest version of favorites to use.

    I may end up doing what you suggest and backup and restore as needed . . . but since I am only using one machine - I can't figure out why Windows can't sync my current favorites . . . and stop finding old ones and ones I deleted in the past.

    Thanks



    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Kent,

    Microsoft Edge syncs the information using your Microsoft account online. It may take a bit after deleting the duplicates for it to get synced and straightened out.

    Microsoft Edge Sync Favorites and Reading List - Turn On or Off

    Personally, I prefer to keep a backup of my favorites and restore them as needed instead.

    Backup and Restore Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10
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  8. Posts : 20,856
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       06 Apr 2017 #47

    Hey Kent,

    Unfortunately, deleting the Edge favorites will only do so on your local PC. It doesn't affect the synced favorites from your MSA online (cloud).

    It may be best to turn off syncing to prevent the old ones from being synced back.
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  9.    06 Apr 2017 #48

    Thanks. I'll do that - too bad this sync function does not work as I imagine it was designed to. K.

    Brink said: View Post
    Hey Kent,

    Unfortunately, deleting the Edge favorites will only do so on your local PC. It doesn't affect the synced favorites from your MSA online (cloud).

    It may be best to turn off syncing to prevent the old ones from being synced back.
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  10. Posts : 20,856
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       07 Apr 2017 #49

    It would help if there was an easy way to remove items from the sync source that you no longer want synced.
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