Windows 10: Editing favorites in Edge

Discus and support Editing favorites in Edge in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; So, one of the annoying things about Edge is that the Favorites are all stored in a database, and there is no UI feature to edit them (such as changing... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by Mystere, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Mystere Win User

    Editing favorites in Edge


    So, one of the annoying things about Edge is that the Favorites are all stored in a database, and there is no UI feature to edit them (such as changing the url after the Favorite has been created).

    This can be a little annoying when the link you want to save as a favorite gets redirected right away, so you don't have a chance to store the root favorite.

    The easiest way to work around this is to create the favorite in IE, then import favorites into Edge. Yes, it's an extra step, but it works for me. Technically, this is not Editing the favorite, it's recreating it... but it gives you more control.

    :)
     
    Mystere, Jul 19, 2016
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  2. e.gray Win User

    Exporting Bookmarks from Edge to Chrome

    I've been working on a new utility to help manage edge favorites. It's still in "beta", but it suitable for brave souls to try it out.

    EdgeManage v0.9.2 (beta) v1.20 [Edit, it's no longer a beta]

    The new Edge browser in Windows 10 is not really "feature complete". It lacks an easy way to manage favorites (aka Bookmarks).

    The first version of Edge stored the favorites in the file system. So, you could use the File Explorer to add, delete, rename files to manage your favorites. Although Edge could import favorites from other browsers, it could not export them.

    After the "November Update", the Edge browser no longer uses the file system, and instead uses an internal "ESE" database to store favorites. So, this means that you can no longer use the File Explorer to manage your favorites.

    The current version of the Edge browser does not allow you to edit URLs, sort, import or export to a bookmarks.html file.

    That's where this application steps in... it will allow you to:

    • View favorites and folders in a graphical tree
    • Use "drag and drop" to move favorites and folders around
    • Sort all or portions of your favorites
    • Rename folders/favorites
    • Manually add/delete folders/favorites
    • Edit the URLs inside favorites
    • Import favorites from an HTML-based bookmarks.html file
    • Export favorites to an HTML-based bookmarks.html file
    • Backup and Restore the Edge database (can be used to copy to another PC)

    Try the beta version at http://www.emmet-gray.com/Temp/SetupEdgeManage.exe

    Manage Edge Favorites
     
    e.gray, Jul 19, 2016
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  3. Pavan_N Win User
    How to edit links in Favorites Bar?

    Hi Jacob,

    Follow the steps below to edit Favorites bar in Microsoft Edge.

    • Hoover your mouse point and click on Hub.
    • Click on Favorites bar and Right click on the link and select
      Rename.
    • You can rename the favorites as per your requirements.

    Hope this information will help you in editing Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge. Thank you.
     
    Pavan_N, Jul 19, 2016
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  4. BunnyJ New Member

    Editing favorites in Edge

    Just wondering but can't you do that also with Chrome??
     
    BunnyJ, Jul 19, 2016
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  5. Mystere Win User
    No, there is no import from Chrome in Edge, only IE and Firefox. So you could do it in Firefox as well.
     
    Mystere, Jul 20, 2016
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  6. BunnyJ New Member
    BunnyJ, Jul 20, 2016
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  7. Edwin New Member
    That's the thing about Apps; it's like borrowing someone else's car, can't do anything with them!
     
    Edwin, Jul 20, 2016
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  8. Peggsie Win User

    Editing favorites in Edge

    I imported mine from Chrome in 1511 10586.494.. The option in 14393 is not present??
     
    Peggsie, Jul 20, 2016
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  9. Edwin New Member
    It's there.


    Editing favorites in Edge [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Jul 20, 2016
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  10. Mystere Win User
    Strange, it's not there on my version... oh well.
     
    Mystere, Jul 20, 2016
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  11. Mystere Win User
    That's a very nice little tool. Only problem is you can't edit them when Edge is open *Sad
     
    Mystere, Jul 20, 2016
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  12. Peggsie Win User
    You're right it's there. I had downloaded Chrome after a clean install but forgot to login so import chrome favorites didn't show up in
    Edge because there was nothing to import. Thanks
     
    Peggsie, Jul 21, 2016
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  13. BunnyJ New Member

    Editing favorites in Edge

    It seems to be picking up the browsers you have installed. In my case I just have FireFox.
     
    BunnyJ, Jul 22, 2016
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  14. Mystere Win User
    Except that I have chrome installed, and it still doesn't show.
     
    Mystere, Jul 22, 2016
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  15. Cliff S New Member
    It only allows us to rename them.
    Have you given any feedback?
    If or when you do post a link to it, so we can upvote it.
     
    Cliff S, Jul 22, 2016
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