Windows 10: Anniversary edition removed Edge favorites

Discus and support Anniversary edition removed Edge favorites in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; The "anniversary edition" failed to import the Edge favorites from the previous edition. I have full backups, so restoring files/folders is an option.... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by ltwally, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. ltwally Win User

    Anniversary edition removed Edge favorites


    The "anniversary edition" failed to import the Edge favorites from the previous edition. I have full backups, so restoring files/folders is an option. However, simply putting back the old Edge app storage location (C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User \Default) does not have any impact. It looks like Edge is now storing its favorites elsewhere.

    Anyone have any ideas how to import the old Edge favorites into the anniversary edition of Edge?

    Thanks

    :)
     
    ltwally, Sep 21, 2016
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  2. graye Win User

    Favorites Bar Length

    Since there is a right-click option for Internet Explorer, I'm gonna assume you're talking about Edge?

    Currently Edge doesn't support an "icon only" feature. But this feature will be available on the 2nd of August with the Anniversary Update to Windows 10.

    But, meanwhile, you can just edit the names of those favorites to include a single space character. You'll have to do that from the favorites pane and the Favorites Bar
    folder (not from the actual Favorites Bar itself)
     
    graye, Sep 21, 2016
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  3. gjc100 Win User
    windows 10 version 1511 asks me daily to verify credentials

    Installing Windows anniversary update eliminated this issue! Edge favorites now sync
     
    gjc100, Sep 21, 2016
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  4. dacrone Win User

    Anniversary edition removed Edge favorites

    It stores them in a .edb database file now. you can edit them with freeware called EdgeManage created by Emmet Gray
     
    dacrone, Sep 21, 2016
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  5. ltwally Win User
    How do I go about getting them from the previous build into the anniversary edition, though? Do I just need to open the EDB from the old version and copy them into the EDB from the new version?

    Thanks
     
    ltwally, Sep 21, 2016
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  6. dacrone Win User
    builds 10240 and 10586 did not store them in an edb file. If the appdata folder that they used to be in does not contain them anymore, then you may have lost your favorites.
     
    dacrone, Sep 21, 2016
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  7. ltwally Win User
    I have backups... but simply placing them in their prior location is not working. Another win for the anniversary edition.
     
    ltwally, Sep 21, 2016
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  8. dacrone Win User

    Anniversary edition removed Edge favorites

    If you have the url links still, use the freeware I mentioned in the first post and restore them using that
     
    dacrone, Sep 21, 2016
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  9. ltwally Win User
    I think we're missing the point: I was looking a way to recover them from the previous build and import them into the current build. I can always manually type them into the new build of Edge as easily as I can type them into a third party utility.

    Thanks
     
    ltwally, Sep 22, 2016
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  10. dacrone Win User
    No. You don't have to type them into that freeware. You can just drag and drop them... Look at the program.
     
    dacrone, Sep 22, 2016
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  11. ltwally Win User
    I did. I believe we are miscommunicating. I am looking for a tool to simply import them from the old version (like you'd expect MS to make happen with the update process).

    This tool is more about backing up and restoring the new version of Edge's favorites database. Adding new entries takes as much time/effort as putting them into Edge, itself.

    I'm not saying it's a bad tool; if I ever need a tool specifically for export/import of the Edge favorite database, it looks like a winner. I'm simply saying that it does not do what I have been asking for. I appreciate your effort. It simply isn't the right tool for the job.
     
    ltwally, Apr 5, 2018
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