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    Move Location of Favorites Folder in Windows 10


    How to: Move Location of Favorites Folder in Windows 10

    How to Move Your Favorites Folder Location in Windows 10


    Your favorites from Internet Explorer are saved into your Favorites folder.

    By default, Windows stores your personal Favorites folder in your account's %UserProfile% folder (ex: "C:\Users\Brink").

    You can change where files in this Favorites folder are stored to another place on the hard drive, another drive, or another computer on the network.

    This tutorial will show you how to move the default location of your Favorites folder to where you want in Windows 10.

    *Warning It is highly recommended to create a system image backup first to make it easy to undo if you were to make a mistake in the steps below.



    Here's How:

    1. If you haven't already, you will need to create a new folder named Favorites at the location (ex: "E:" ) you want to move your personal Favorites folder to. (see screenshot below)

    Move Location of Favorites Folder in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    2. Click/tap on the icon in the address bar of File Explorer, type shell:Favorites into the address bar, and press Enter to open your Searches folder no matter where it may be located. (see screenshot below)

    Move Location of Favorites Folder in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Right click or press and hold on an empty area in your Favorites folder, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

    Move Location of Favorites Folder in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. Click/tap on the Location tab, and click/tap on the Move button. (see screenshot below)

    Move Location of Favorites Folder in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. Browse to and select the Favorites folder at the location (ex: "E:\Favorites" ) from step 1, and click/tap on Select Folder. (see screenshot below)

    Move Location of Favorites Folder in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    6. Click/tap on OK to apply. (see screenshot below)

    Move Location of Favorites Folder in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    7. Click/tap on Yes to move all the files (website favorites) from the old location to the new location without breaking them in Internet Explorer. (see screenshot below)

    Move Location of Favorites Folder in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    8. Your personal Favorites folder and all of its contents will now be moved to the new location (ex: "E:\Favorites" ). (see screenshot below)

    Move Location of Favorites Folder in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    :)
     
    Brink, Sep 14, 2017
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  2. I am not able to open favorites folder or sub folders under it in EDGE browser

    Hi Rodney,

    We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to you.

    Kindly follow the below steps to navigate the Microsoft EDGE browser’s favorites folder location.


    • Open Windows File Explorer and navigate to the following path: (Press
      Windows + E keys on the keyboard to open File Explorer)

      C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default

      Note: username represent the user account name which you have currently signed in to the Windows 10.

    • Here you will be able to locate the EDGE browser’s Favorites folder location.

    • Check whether you are able to locate the favorites which you have created in EDGE browser.
    Note: To back up your favorites in Edge browser, simply copy-paste this Favorites folder to a safe location. To restore favorites, copy and paste your Favorites folder back in the location suggested under
    the step 1.

    I hope the above information helps you to locate the EDGE browser’s favorites folder location.

    Thank you.
     
    Kiran Kishore, Oct 26, 2019
    #2
  3. Nicrite Win User
    Vista Ultimate - 'User' Folder Location

    No tried that.

    Can copy the entire folder to D; but Windows still points to C as the location. Can change personal folders location to a folder on D;, but this still leaves hidden files etc on C;. Thus meaning there are 2 Users folders. Have managed to change the Public folder location to D;, with some registry tweaks, but this doesnt seem to work for the entire folder.

    any more suggestions
     
    Nicrite, Oct 26, 2019
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  4. Move Location of Favorites Folder in Windows 10

    I am not able to open favorites folder or sub folders under it in EDGE browser

    Hi Rodney,

    We appreciate you for being a part of Windows 10.

    Before proceeding, we need more information to help you better.


    • Did you checked whether you are able to see the favorite’s folder under your users?

    • Are you able to see the Favorites bar on EDGE browser?

    • Does the EDGE browser close/crashes only when you try to open the favorites folder or any other scenarios?
    Note: By default the favorite’s folder will be present under your user’s folder. Follow the below steps to check if you are able to view the favorites.

    • Open the ‘C’ drive on your computer. If your OS is installed on any other drive, open that one.
    • Under the ‘Users’ section, locate the name of your system’s main admin account and open its folder.
    • Locate the folder named ‘favorites’ and open it. In short, the path for this folder becomes as follows (assuming the system drive to be ‘C’ and your account name to be ‘Hamza’).

      C:\users\hamza\favorites\
    I suggest you to refer to the section Import favorites in the below link on how to Import favorites in Internet Explorer.

    Use favorites to save websites you like

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/add-view-organize-favorites#ie=ie-11

    Note: You may try to browse to the favorite’s folder as suggested in the above steps if the favorite’s folder is present.

    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Kiran Kishore, Oct 26, 2019
    #4
  5. favorite folders there, sites are gone

    Hi,

    To assist you better, I would like to know whether you are referring to the favorites folder created within the Internet Explorer.

    If you lose the favorites saved within the Internet Explorer
    and as an initial troubleshooting step, I suggest you to check if you are able to locate the favorites that has been missing from Internet Explorer.

    • Click This PC.
    • Type %userprofile% into the Address bar
    • Press Enter on your keyboard
    • Click on Favorites and check if the missing favorites are there.
    If you are able to locate the missing favorites, I suggest you to create a backup and try to import the favorites.

    Refer to the section Import Favorites, from the below article.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/internet-explorer/add-view-organize-favorites#ie=ie-11

    Hope the information provided was helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, Oct 26, 2019
    #5
  6. Eric_999 Win User
    Favorites How do I find my favorites in Edge

    While browsing another thread, I found the answer to my previous question. Including it here in case others are searching for the location where favorites are stored.

    Kindly, follow the below steps to navigate the Microsoft EDGE browser’s favorites folder location.

    • Open Windows File Explorer and navigate to the following path:
    (Press Windows + E keys on the keyboard to open File Explorer).

    C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default


    Note: username represent the user account name which you have currently signed in to the Windows 10.

    • Here you will be able to locate the EDGE browser’s Favorites folder location.
    • Check whether you are able to locate the favorites which you have created in EDGE browser.
    Note: To back up your favorites in Edge browser, simply copy-paste this Favorites folder to a safe location. To restore favorites, copy and paste your Favorites folder back in the location suggested.
     
    Eric_999, Oct 26, 2019
    #6
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