Windows 10: Updates and Lost Favorites

  1.    15 Apr 2016 #1

    Updates and Lost Favorites


    I did not search every thread, if there is an answer, point me in the right direction.

    This has happened more than once.

    Auto-Update takes place, luckily Windows 10 works as normal.

    EXCEPT, I lose ALL Favorites. I am forced to "Import" AGAIN, losing all new "Favorites", and only regaining what is "stored" in "IE".

    I can not find them anywhere, hours researching lost.

    Any help is appreciated.
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  2.    15 Apr 2016 #2

    Hi, 'auto-update' - are you referring to Windows updates which are often applied automatically?
    - or are you referring to a Windows upgrade e.g. from 8 to 10?

    If you can clarify your situation, someone might be able to help.

    In the first case, I'm not aware of favourites being lost - and I think you're referring to IE's favourites.
    In the second, some people have lost their desktop content - don't recall favorites being lost.

    Personally, I keep my favourites on a separate partition- which makes it easy. Keep as much of your personal data off the operating system disk/partition. This may help you in the future.

    Either way, the key is to back up before major changes - always, to preserve your PC, your data and your sanity anticipating things going wrong.

    Recommended- Disk imaging, e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + boot disk + external storage. Update periodically and before/after major changes.
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       15 Apr 2016 #3

    I also have never lost my favourites on an update or upgrade or had them reshuffle themselves on any of the systems I look after
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       15 Apr 2016 #4

    jarebla said: View Post
    I did not search every thread, if there is an answer, point me in the right direction.

    This has happened more than once.

    Auto-Update takes place, luckily Windows 10 works as normal.

    EXCEPT, I lose ALL Favorites. I am forced to "Import" AGAIN, losing all new "Favorites", and only regaining what is "stored" in "IE".

    I can not find them anywhere, hours researching lost.

    Any help is appreciated.
    I assume you are now using Edge as your default browser ?
    If yes and until you find out why and how, I would suggest that you switch to IE11 as your default browser.
    You can always go back to Edge whenever you want.
    Last edited by davidhk; 15 Apr 2016 at 10:18.
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  5.    15 Apr 2016 #5

    dalchina: I did use the term, "update" as received from "new mail notification", "new update installed". I also referred to Windows 10 working as normal. Thanks for the reply

    hTconeM9user: Count yourself as one of the lucky ones. Thanks for the reply.

    davidhk: You assumed correctly. Thanks for the reply.
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  6.    17 Apr 2016 #6

    Some people are reporting that turning off the "Sync your content" feature of Edge has stopped this from happening again.

    However, this might just be coincidence (or voodoo)
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