Windows 10: How do you bulk manage Microsoft Edge favorites?

Discus and support How do you bulk manage Microsoft Edge favorites? in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; Apparently, they've moved away from the simple "Links as Files in Folders" storage method. Is there some in-app feature that allows for quick... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by rasmasyean, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. How do you bulk manage Microsoft Edge favorites?


    Apparently, they've moved away from the simple "Links as Files in Folders" storage method.

    Is there some in-app feature that allows for quick organization of favorites?

    :)
     
    rasmasyean, Jul 20, 2017
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  2. george di Win User

    Microsoft Edge, how do I manage the Toolbars ?

    I am now going back in life and using IE instead.
     
    george di, Jul 20, 2017
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  3. AMPM24-7 Win User
    Microsoft Edge, how do I manage the Toolbars ?

    why not????
     
    AMPM24-7, Jul 20, 2017
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  4. Bree New Member

    How do you bulk manage Microsoft Edge favorites?

    In Edge, click on the three horizontal lines icon at the top, towards the right to open the Hub. Click on the star in the Hub to see your favorites. Here you can right-click to create folders and click-and-drag your bookmarks to rearrange them or move them into folders.

    If you have the Favorites Bar turned on in Edge's Settings, it works best if you only create one level of folders within the Favorites Bar. You can create more sub-folders, but only the first level will show as a drop down list from the Favourites Bar. Going deeper will open the Hub to display your bookmarks.

    Add or Remove Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10
     
  5. It sounds like what you are describing is what you would do under the old IE favorites to handle individual items at a time.
    What I'm looking for is a way to select multiple items, and do whatever I want with them as a group. For example, if I want to delete 30 folders/favorites, I don't really want to repeat the process 30 times via "right clicking...etc.". In the past you could so this via the File Manager.
     
    rasmasyean, Jul 20, 2017
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  6. Eagle51 Win User
    Hey rasmasyean,
    MS buried it in Win 10 ... I think the Favorites Folder your looking for is located at the following.
    %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default
     
    Eagle51, Jul 20, 2017
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  7. Bree New Member
    The Edge favorites are stored in the Datastore folder at
    %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default but not in a form that can easily be understood or manipulated, they're in a database called Spartan.edb. More details in this tutorial...
    Backup and Restore Microsoft Edge Favorites in Windows 10

    I'm afraid there's no easy way. If you want to delete 30 shortcuts or folders, you could speed things up a bit by creating a folder called Trash, drag everything into it then delete the Trash folder - that would also delete all its contents.
     
  8. How do you bulk manage Microsoft Edge favorites?

    You can't open that in some sort of database application like Access and modify it? Or is it a proprietary database?
     
    rasmasyean, Jul 20, 2017
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  9. Cliff S New Member
    Try going to Edges Settings, Import from another browser and other info, and export to file.

    How do you bulk manage Microsoft Edge favorites? [​IMG]

    It'll create an HTML file:

    How do you bulk manage Microsoft Edge favorites? [​IMG]


    Can remove stuff and make changes, then when it opens in your browser(also clicking them will open to the sites)

    How do you bulk manage Microsoft Edge favorites? [​IMG]

    Then you reimport or what ever you plan.
     
    Cliff S, Jul 20, 2017
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  10. Cliff S New Member
    Other things you can do:

    How do you bulk manage Microsoft Edge favorites? [​IMG]


    save to desktop or where ever, and you have a shortcut to the site.
    How do you bulk manage Microsoft Edge favorites? [​IMG]

    Note this will also include any cookies, so when editing in F12 Developer tools, be careful.
     
    Cliff S, Jul 20, 2017
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  11. Bree New Member
    I was going to suggest that but when I tried it the imported folders and links were all put into a folder named 'Imported from Microsoft_Edge_19_07_2017' - so lots of moving still required.

    Note that 'export to a file' is a new feature added in Creators Update.
     
  12. Cliff S New Member
    Yep , noticed it, once when my bookmarks became corrupted, and everything doubled on one of my machines.
    I then deleted the "extras" on that machine.
    But when I opened another machine, all that machines Edge bookmarks were gone*Shock
    So I turned of syncing for Edge on all PC's and VM's imported the bookmarks, and was good.

    Here is where Mozzilla & Google really shine- I never, in all the years using Firefox & Chrome, had this happen.
     
    Cliff S, Jul 20, 2017
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  13. Bree New Member

    How do you bulk manage Microsoft Edge favorites?

    Proprietary - there's no Microsoft application available. There are third-party tools, a viewer from NirSoft...
    ESEDatabaseView - View/Open ESE Database Files (Jet Blue / .edb files)

    ...and a third-party editor tool called EdgeManage. Read the whole (lengthy) thread before deciding if you want to risk using it...
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...1-2eae727ed424
     
  14. Yeah, importing bookmarks into a "folder" is what originally got me to look for a way to bulk manage them in the old way. I figured I tried this new browser after the "Creators Update", but seriously, it's been years and it seems like a step backwards. I don't understand who thinks up of these things. I mean, what's the purpose of "reducing battery consumption" from a lowly browser application anyway if they have to mess up the actually useful functionalities. :-/
     
    rasmasyean, Apr 5, 2018
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