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  1. sprtfan Win User

    Win 10 Preview How does syncing favorites work across devices? Edge


    I have windows 10 preview 10565 installed on two computers. I have "Sync your content" on in Edge. Should my bookmarks get synced between the two computers? Do I need to do something else to get it work other than turning syncing on?
    If it doesn't work, is there a file I can go to on one computer, copy it, and they move it to the other to get the bookmarks? Would really prefer it to sync though but at least this would be a start.
    Thanks

    :)
     
    sprtfan, Nov 8, 2015
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  2. Edge won't import favorites from IE- message says couldn't import

    I'm going to throw a curve ball into this. Due to the lack of syncing favorites with Edge across devices and also experiencing issues with OneDrive (which prevents me from using it to sync favorites for IE), I decided to switch my IE favorites location
    to dropbox so I could have IE sync and then import to Edge whenever I updated IE favs. I had been using Xmarks for IE, which worked great, but decided not to use it anymore when I upgraded to win 10 - I may go back to Xmarks. Anyways, for some reason in
    switching my favs to dropbox, I ended up with 10 copies of all my IE favorites in dropbox and all my other dropbox files were deleted. ****? No worries there as I have backups. However, when I switched my IE favorites back to the standard location in the user
    folder, now if I try to import favorites into Edge from IE, it says "cannot import". Even if I copy all my IE favs into Edge's favorites/links folder, the favs don't show up in Edge. I've checked the registry locations for IE and Edge, all are correct.
    I ran SFC, no integrity errors. I've restarted. Not sure what else to do at this point. Any suggestions?

    Thx in advance.

    P.S. When will Edge be capable of syncing favorites across devices? I login to all my win 10 devices with my Microsoft account and everything else (like desktop background and settings) sync just fine. It seems like a main feature of win 10 would've been
    syncing browser favs, but that feature doesn't exist.
     
    k1234567890123456789, Nov 8, 2015
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  3. Latest Edge bookmark sync not working correctly

    Hi All

    The November 2015 Windows 10 update adds new features to Edge.

    Anyone tried the bookmark/favourites sync?

    Not working too well for me, it looses the Favorites Bar bookmarks across machines?

    I mean, honestly Microsoft, this feature should have been included with Edge from the beginning...then when we finally do get it, it doesn't work properly???

    How hard can it be to code Favorites syncing??
     
    PaulJackson_inspiration, Nov 8, 2015
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  4. lx07 Win User

    Win 10 Preview How does syncing favorites work across devices? Edge

    You have to sign on to the same MS account on both. I'm on 10586 and favorites are synched. I have sync turned on in edge and also in Settings > Accounts > Sync your settings.
     
    lx07, Nov 8, 2015
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  5. sprtfan Win User
    I'm signed in on my account on both computers and have sync turned on in both Edge and in the computer settings. I think I might have found the problem though but not sure. I hadn't activated one of the installs yet. I'll do that and give it some time and see if they start to sync. Thanks
     
    sprtfan, Nov 9, 2015
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  6. lx07 Win User
    I forgot about activation, good point - all of mine are activated.

    It should work (it does for me) but I can't remember when exactly it started. In 10240 I had to import from Internet Explorer but don't have to do that any more. I'm not 100% sure when it changed.
     
    lx07, Nov 9, 2015
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  7. sprtfan Win User
    Still not working even after activating. If I open IE, all my favorites are there from the other computer. I was able to just import then in from there to Edge but would rather it synced since I haven't been using explorer any more. Another odd thing, I didn't realize it at the time I posted, the computer I'm trying to sync to doesn't have the option in Edge to Sync information. I just realized as I'm typing this that maybe I have a different version installed on it instead of the preview. I think that would stop it from working also and bet that is probably the case. I'm at work right now but will check when I get home. Thanks for the help.
     
    sprtfan, Apr 5, 2018
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