1. lbp775's Avatar
    Like the title states, did anyone else loose all their Edge Favorites after the fall update? I can import whatever I had from IE but the newly created ones in edge for the past few months are no longer there.
    11-12-2015 05:22 PM
  2. rhapdog's Avatar
    I'm not sure what happened there, as I have been unable to do the update as of yet. I am under the understanding that this new version is supposed to finally allow syncing of Edge bookmarks between devices, so perhaps it reached out to the cloud for the bookmark sync and it wasn't there? Sounds like an issue, somehow. I'll be subscribing to this topic to keep a watch on it, as I am interested in what happens here as well.
    11-12-2015 07:14 PM
  3. NiteCourt's Avatar
    I lost all mine also. Then I when to import both IE and Chrome and it got stuck in a loop. The favorites bar had favorites on it but kept flashing for 10 minutes. I exited edge, started it back up, and all the favorites were gone again.
    11-13-2015 09:21 AM
  4. 920Walker's Avatar
    I only use Edge on the phone but checked the PCs and favorites from an old IE import (from Surfaces) and new ones added on the phone are also on the PC, reading lists new and old too, from today.
    11-13-2015 09:40 AM
  5. gwinegarden's Avatar
    Mine are all there.
    11-13-2015 11:04 AM
  6. Davdarkelf's Avatar
    I lost all my favourites.

    However they are still all on my PC. The previous version of Edge stores them in


    These were all in subfolders and I also had the Favourites Bar displayed.

    I can't find where the new Favourites are stored but it has moved. At least I can open these again and re-favourite them.
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    11-13-2015 12:19 PM
  7. TheCudder's Avatar
    I read that others were experiencing this same issues on another site. Edge favorites are either gone all together, or out of order and missing some sites.I really don't understand why it just doesn't share the C:\Users\<USER>\Favorites path with Internet Explorer.
    11-13-2015 12:34 PM
  8. lagunasrfr's Avatar
    Haven't lost them because they are available in Edge browser.

    There are no files found in C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default
    where the favorites for Microsoft Edge should be. I have "Hidden Files" turned "on" in "View" in File Explorer.
    I cannot find them using the utility program "Everything" which lists all files on the computer and offers filters for searches.

    I can see all the favorites in the Star tab in the Hamburger menu in the upper right side of Edge.

    I deleted all of the favorites from Edge, thinking they might be in OneDrive - although I could not find them in my OneDrive web page either.

    Then I disconnected from the internet and imported all of the Internet Explorer's favorites from c:\Users\{username}\Favorites . They all went into Edge.

    I then looked in C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default and, again, no files found.

    I changed a file name in my IE Favorites folder, but no change was made to Edge's Favorites. Also, that change was not put into the C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default folder.

    Reconnected to Internet and everything remained OK regarding using Edge favorites.

    Still can't find the Edge favorites files in my computer. The only thing I can figure is either:

    1. MS is now putting the files somewhere else in encrypted file(s) where the favorites cannot be found in a search.


    2. There is a "Super Hidden File" setting that MS used in the update and it is a bug or they intend to leave it that way - regarding C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default

    If anyone has an answer please let me know.
    11-18-2015 10:29 AM
  9. OldMillXxX's Avatar
    Mine seem to be there, but they are in a different, mixed-up order.

    Anyone miss right-clicking and "sorting by name" to put them all alphabetically? I sure do!
    11-19-2015 01:56 PM
  10. lagunasrfr's Avatar
    Found the Edge favorites in Fall update 10586 they are here: C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\Us er\Default\DataStore\Data\nouser1\120712-0049\DBStore\Spartan.edb.

    They are there on both of my computers.

    The update left the favorites from the prior version in C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\Us er\Default\Favorites in one of my computers. The other computer had no favorites at the time of the fall update (I had gone through a reinstall of Edge just before I updated and there were no favorites.

    So this solves the mystery of where they are stored.
    11-19-2015 02:57 PM

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