Video - Managing Microsoft Edge Favorites

Video - Managing Microsoft Edge Favorites

Last week I wrote about my testing to get the Favorites in Microsoft Edge properly syncing across all of my Windows 10 devices.

It took me several cycles of manually deleting those favorites because it seemed that they kept being synced from somewhere in the cloud. I finally managed to get all of my Windows 10 devices, including one running the Insider build of Windows 10, to show zero favorites so that I could start from scratch.

At that point I added several favorites and a basic folder structure on my main Windows 10 machine. I was then able to move, rename and delete favorites as well as folders. Those changes then synched to my other Windows 10 machines - including Windows 10 Mobile on my Lumia 950 - to give me some very basic favorites management in Microsoft Edge.

These capabilities are already present in Microsoft Edge even though it does not have a specific tool for managing favorites like Internet Explorer does. Plus, Microsoft Edge introduced a new database that stores the favorites so there is no HTML file that contains favorites like there is for Internet Explorer. In the past you could at least edit that HTML file to work with your IE favorites.

While it is feasible to mange and sync favorites in Edge with tools that are currently present this may not help those of you with very large collections of favorites because it is extremely labor intensive. However, it just might get those of you with a smaller collection of favorites through the wait until a proper organization tool arrives for Microsoft Edge.

Although I wrote the story last week to share these steps, I decided to do a short video to show this process hands on because I know people learn in multiple ways and this should help those who like a visual frame of reference.

Let us know if these steps help you out with your favorites collection in Microsoft Edge.

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