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    Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Favorites in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    14 Oct 2018
    Designer Media Ltd

    information   Information
    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.

    You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by storing them as favorites in Microsoft Edge.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove websites as favorites in Microsoft Edge for your user account in Windows 10.
    Note   Note
    Starting in Windows 10 build 10565, your favorites in Microsoft Edge are now stored in an ESE database file instead of the previous Favorites folder.

    Code:
    (New ESE database file location)
    %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\DataStore\Data\nouser1\120712-0049\DBStore\Spartan.edb
    
    (Old Favorites folder location)
    %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\Favorites

    Starting with Windows 10 build 16226, you can now view your favorites as a directory tree when you save new favorites, and collapse or expand folders from within the “Add to favorites” dialog. Just click the “Save in” folder list to get started!
    Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10-edge_favorites.jpg

    Starting with Windows 10 build 16226, you can now edit the URL of any favorite in the Favorites menu or the Favorites Bar. You can use this to update the location of a site that has moved, or to create Bookmarklets in the favorites bar.
    Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10-edit_url.jpg

    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Add a Website to Favorites in Microsoft Edge
    • Option Two: Add Tabs to Favorites in Microsoft Edge
    • Option Three: Remove a Website or Folder from Favorites in Microsoft Edge from Hub
    • Option Four: Remove a Website or Folder from Favorites in Microsoft Edge from Favorites Bar
    • Option Five: Reset and Delete All Favorites in Microsoft Edge using a BAT file







    OPTION ONE

    Add a Website to Favorites in Microsoft Edge


    1. Open the Microsoft Edge app, and go to the website you want to add to favorites.

    2. Press the CTRL+D keys or click/tap on the Add to Favorites Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10-add_to_favorties_or_reading_list.png icon in the address bar. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10-spartan_favorites-1.png

    3. Type a name you want for the favorite. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10-spartan_favorites-2.png

    4. Do step 5 or step 6 below for what folder to add the website as a favorite to.


     5. To Add Website as a Favorite to Favorites Bar or Existing Folder in Favorites

    A) Under Create in, select either Favorites, Favorites Bar, or an existing folder (ex: Favorites) for where you want, click/tap on Add, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10-spartan_favorites-3.png

     6. To Add Website as a Favorite to a New Folder in Favorites

    A) Under Create in, select an exiting folder (ex: Favorites) that you want to create the new folder in. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10-spartan_favorites-3.png

    B) Click/tap on the Create new folder link. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10-spartan_favorites-4.png

    C) Type in a name (ex: Forums) you want for the new folder, click/tap on Add, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10-spartan_favorites-4a.png

    7. You will now see the Add to Favorites Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10-add_to_favorties_or_reading_list.png icon turn yellow to indicate that the current website has been added to your Favorites. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10-spartan_favorites-5.png





    OPTION TWO

    Add Tabs to Favorites in Microsoft Edge


    Note   Note
    This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 16215.


    1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.

    2. Right click or press and hold on one of the tabs you have open, and click/tap on Add tabs to favorites. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10-add_tabs_to_favorites_in_microsoft_edge-1.jpg

    3. All the sites open in tabs in the current window will now be added to your favorites in a date stamped "Tabs from" folder. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10-add_tabs_to_favorites_in_microsoft_edge-2.jpg





    OPTION THREE

    Remove a Website or Folder from Favorites in Microsoft Edge from Hub


    1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.
    2. Click/tap on the Hub Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10-hub.png icon. (see screenshots below)

    3. Right click or press and hold on the favorite or folder you want to remove, and click/tap on Delete.

    Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10-delete_microsoft_edge_favorites-1.jpg Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10-delete_microsoft_edge_favorites-2.jpg






    OPTION FOUR

    Remove a Website or Folder from Favorites in Microsoft Edge from Favorites Bar


    1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.

    2. Right click on press and hold on the favorite or folder on the Favorites Bar you want to remove, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10-delete_microsoft_edge_favorites_from_favorites_bar.jpg






    OPTION FIVE

    Reset and Delete All Favorites in Microsoft Edge using a BAT file



    This option no longer works starting with at least Windows 10 version 1803 and greater.

    Note   Note
    The downloadable .bat file in this option will delete the file and folder below that will delete all favorites in Microsoft Edge including favorites from the Favorites Bar for your account.

    Code:
    %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\DataStore
    
    %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\Favorites
    Tip   Tip
    You may wish to turn off syncing your Microsoft Favorites first. If you don't, they will just sync back after resetting and clearing your favorites.


    1. Close Microsoft Edge if open.

    2. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below.

    Delete_All_Favorites_in_Microsoft_Edge.bat

    Download

    3. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    4. Unblock the .bat file.

    5. Run the .bat file.



    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 7,254
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #1

    Windows cannot find %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Spartan_cw5n1h2txyewy\AC\Spartan\User\Default\Favorite.

    "
    cw5n1h2txyewy" may be different for everyone?
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  2. Posts : 16,636
    Windows 11 Pro X64
       #2

    It is there for

    %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Spartan_cw5n1h2txyewy\AC\Spartan\User\Default\Favorite.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 68,842
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #3

    It's Favorites instead of Favorite though.
      My Computers


  4. Posts : 133
    Windows 10 Pro Insider
       #4

    Favorites bar does not appear under Favorites, anyone found a way to remove a favorite from favorites bar?
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  5. Posts : 68,842
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Hello Reldel,

    Did you look to see if they are in the folder below to delete them from?

    Code:
    %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Spartan_cw5n1h2txyewy\AC\Spartan\User\Default\Favorites\Links
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  6. Posts : 133
    Windows 10 Pro Insider
       #6

    Brink said:
    Hello Reldel,

    Did you look to see if they are in the folder below to delete them from?

    Code:
    %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Spartan_cw5n1h2txyewy\AC\Spartan\User\Default\Favorites\Links
    Thanks Brink, that worked.
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  7. Posts : 68,842
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #7

    You're most welcome. :)
      My Computers


  8. Posts : 68,842
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Tutorial updated for the leaked Windows 10 build 10147.
      My Computers


  9. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #9

    I can rename the favorites, but how you modify the address of the favorites?
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