We have seen how to import Favorites and Bookmarks into Edge from other browsers. In this post, we will see the location of the Favorites or Bookmarks folder in Microsoft Edge Chromium as well as Legacy, which will, in turn, help us manage the Favorites easily in Windows 11 or Windows 10.
In Edge Chromium, Edge Legacy and Internet Explorer saved web links are called “Favorites”. In Firefox or Chrome, they’re called “Bookmarks” – but basically, they mean the same thing.
Where are Favorites stored in Microsoft Edge?
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.
The Edge Insider Builds have different locations for Favorites:
For Edge Insider Canary:
C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge SxS\User Data\Default
For Edge Insider Dev:
C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge Dev\User Data\Default
For Edge Insider Beta:
C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge Beta\User Data\Default
Backup & Restore Edge Chromium favorites
This post shows how to backup and restore Profiles, Extensions, Settings, Favorites in Microsoft Edge.
Where are Favorites stored in Edge Legacy?
Open Windows File Explorer and navigate to the following path:
Better still, simply copy-paste the path in Explorer address field and hit Enter. The folder will open. Remember to replace username with your own.
UPDATE: Things keep changing in Windows 10! Now after the November Update, Edge Legacy does not use a folder structure to store Favorites. It now uses an Extensible Storage Engine Database.
Manage Bookmarks or Favorites in Edge Legacy
In the above folder, click on the Favorites folder to open it.
Backup & Restore Edge Legacy favorites
To backup, your favorites in the Edge browser, simply copy-paste this Favorites folder to a safe location. To restore favorites, copy-paste your Favorites folder back in this location.
Where is Download History stored in Edge Legacy?
The Download History folder in Edge browser is stored in the following location:
Remember to replace username with your own.
Incidentally, if you need to tweak Edge settings, you can do it as follows. You will find three dots, called Ellipses on the top right of Edge. You click on the Ellipses to open the More actions menu that contains options to tweak Microsoft Edge. You have to click on Settings to reach the main settings. Advanced options are also to be found in a separate menu when you click on the option saying Advanced Options. Using these, you can tweak Edge to suit your requirements.
ManageEdge lets you import, export, sort, move and rename Microsoft Edge browser favorites & bookmarks a breeze on your Windows 10 PC.
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