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  1. Posts : 30,664
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       6 Days Ago #80

    Hello Kem,

    Did you use Option One for a .html file?
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  2.    6 Days Ago #81

    not sure.
    I just dragged and dropped the folder onto a usb stick and then dragged and dropped file into where indicated on the new pc
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  3. Posts : 30,664
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       6 Days Ago #82

    It sounds like you used Option Two instead.

    If you like, you might see if Option One may work better for you.
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  4.    6 Days Ago #83

    kem said: View Post
    i wished to copy my edge bookmarks to my new computer.
    i followed the advice above but there are no sign of the imported bookmarks when i open edge.
    where have i gone wrong?
    I'd recommend that you use the HTML export/import technique... it is the most "future proof" of all of the methods. Just do an "export to file" on the "donor PC" and then do a "import from file" on the "recipient PC".


    Note: If the recipient PC has any favorites at all... then Edge will place the new items in a top-level folder called "Imported from...".


    Take a look at this article that explains a lot of the details: http://www.edgemanage.emmet-gray.com/Articles/BackupRestore.html
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  5.    6 Days Ago #84

    I can see the bookmarks in the folder of the new pc I copied them to but cannot see how to encourage Edge to display them
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  6. Posts : 30,664
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       6 Days Ago #85

    Is this after using Option One?
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  7.    6 Days Ago #86

    no it was two
    I tried the export/import html file method and it worked.
    thanks for all the help
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  8. Posts : 30,664
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       6 Days Ago #87

    Great news Kem.
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  9. Posts : 435
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       3 Days Ago #88

    Since 1803, Microsoft Edge does not create an html backup file anymore, but a whole daily backup of Edge favorites and settings in the hidden folder:
    %UserProfile%\MicrosoftEdgeBackups


    Shawn @Brink, would it be possible to update the tutorial to enlighten us on how to restore from this backup, if of course you have any idea how this can be done.
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  10. Posts : 30,664
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       2 Days Ago #89

    Hello Dimitri,

    Microsoft Edge still imports/exports with a HTML file for me like below, but I do need to update the screenshots in the tutorial.

    Click image for larger version. 

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