Windows 10: Why does upgrading Windows 10 not retrieve previous OS IE Favoriates?

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  1. compiler Win User

    Why does upgrading Windows 10 not retrieve previous OS IE Favoriates?


    After upgrading Windows 10, I could not see my favorites from the IE. All saved websites were gone. Do you know how I can restore my favorites? In addition, how to save and view the website in Favorites in Windows 10?

    :)
     
    compiler, Aug 26, 2015
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  2. Upgrade key questions

    Hi there,

    If I get a key through the Windows 10 upgrade program, does it give me a full key, ie one that can be used to do a clean install with no previous OSes on the drive, or is it just an upgrade key so you would have to install from a full version of Windows?

    Forgive me if this has been answered before, but I couldn't find anything.

    Many thanks
     
    Patrick TS, Aug 26, 2015
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  3. Rahul.P Win User
    Does Windows 10 update uninstalls every software from C before upgrading?

    Does windows 10 upgrade first uninstalls everything before upgrading or it just upgrades over previous windows 7 OS?
     
    Rahul.P, Aug 26, 2015
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  4. CountMike New Member

    Why does upgrading Windows 10 not retrieve previous OS IE Favoriates?

    Favorites are usually kept in C:/Users (your name)/ Favorites. If you still have folder "windows.old" you should be able to find it there and copy to same place in W10. Next time you start IE, it should pick them up.
     
    CountMike, Aug 26, 2015
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  5. Word Man Win User
    And you're sure you're looking at IE and not Edge?
     
    Word Man, Aug 26, 2015
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  6. compiler Win User
    Hi! I am talking about the Windows 10 Edge but I am also talking about the IE in my previous Windows 8.1 before upgrading. The Windows 10 Edge does NOT automatically retrieve the Favorites from the IE in the Windows 8.1 after upgrading. All the Favorites were gone after upgrading.

    I have other two PCs and hastate to upgrade to Windows 10 because I am concerned about the Favorites will be gone again after upgrading. Please guild how to prevent Favorites from lost when upgrading to the Windows 10 and how to save and view the Favorites in the Windows 10 Edge?
     
    compiler, Aug 26, 2015
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  7. CountMike New Member
    I already told you, save folder "favorites" from C:/Users /(your name)/ Favorites somewhere else and return it in the same place in the new system.
     
    CountMike, Aug 26, 2015
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  8. Word Man Win User

    Why does upgrading Windows 10 not retrieve previous OS IE Favoriates?

    That'll cover your IE Favorites problem. In Edge you then need to Import the favorites from IE to Edge - more on that here https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
     
    Word Man, Aug 26, 2015
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  9. brummyfan Win User
    While you use Edge, open Task Manager, right click Edge, select go to details from the drop down menu, right click all instance of Microsoft Edge Content Process and select End Task, reboot and see whether it fixes the problem.
     
    brummyfan, Aug 27, 2015
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  10. tinmar49 Win User
    My favourites have appeared, and in alphabetical order, for three upgrades.
     
    tinmar49, Apr 5, 2018
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