Microsoft Edge is now a fantastic browser with speed and features on par with other leading web browsers. There are some issues with Edge that are reported by some users. The Favorites or Bookmarks which the user deleted are reappearing in the browser’s Favorites.
Though they are deleted as unnecessary, they keep reappearing. Some of the users are facing this issue. If you are one of them, this guide will help you in fixing the issue.
Edge Deleted Bookmarks or Favorites reappear; not deleting
These are the possible solutions that can fix the issue with Favorites on Microsoft Edge.
- Clear Cache
- Turn off Sync
- Delete Edge Favorites from its folder
- Reset Edge
Let’s see the fixes in detail.
1] Clear Cache
To help pages load faster, Edge stores files of websites on your PC as cache. Even the data of your bookmarked sites might also be stored as cache. Clearing it might solve your problem of reappearing Favorites after deletion. To clear cache, click on the three-dot icon on the toolbar and select History. Select Clear Browsing History on the history box. Check the boxes beside Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files. Then, click on the Clear now button.
It will clear cache, cookies, and other saved data of sites. Check if the problem is resolved. If not, try the next fix.
2] Turn off Sync
You might have turned on the sync of a user account on Edge. So, the Favorites you have deleted might have been reappearing due to this. Turn off the syn by clicking on the user account on the toolbar and delete the bookmarks you want to delete. If you want you can turn the sync on again at any time.
This method has worked for me on Edge.
3] Delete Edge Favorites from its folder
To access Favorites or Bookmarks in Microsoft Edge Chromium browser, open File Explorer and navigate to the following path:
Here, you will find a file called “Bookmarks“. That’s the one!
You can also type edge://favorites/ in Edge address bar and hit Enter to open the Favorites.
Here you can see the stored Favorites and Edit or Remove them.
4] Reset Edge
If the above methods have not worked in fixing the issue with Favorites, then resetting Edge is the final solution. Except for your favorites, history, and saved passwords, everything will be cleared with a reset. Your extensions will be disabled, startup page will be reset so as every other setting.
To reset Edge, click on the three-dot button in the toolbar and select Settings from the options. On the Settings page, click on Reset settings from the left sidebar.
In the Reset Settings, click on Restore settings to their default values.
You will see a confirmation box asking you to confirm the reset. Click on Reset to proceed.
It will reset Microsoft Edge to its default settings.
You can now delete favorites/bookmarks which you don’t want. They won’t reappear.
Read: How to use Web Capture in Microsoft Edge.
If you have any suggestions or doubts, please do comment below in the comments section.