Help, my MS Edge favorites lost after installing Windows 10, how to restore?
“Hey, do you know how to restore IE Edge favorites? Last night, I updated to Windows 10 OS and this morning when I logged into Internet Explorer, I noticed it has automatically been converted to IE10. I have lost all my favorites. How do I recover lost Internet Explorer Edge favorites now? Please help.”
Many of us like to bookmark the favorite websites in order to access them later. But, some users have reported that after upgrading to Windows 10, their favorites from Internet Explorer aren’t available in the new version of IE, known as Microsoft Edge. So what has happened with your favorites, are they really gone? Don’t panic. Here are some effective and reliable solutions to recover lost favorites in Edge.
3 easy methods to perform Microsoft Edge lost favorites recovery
Method 1: Backup and restore the favorites list from IE Edge
The simplest and most straight forward way for bringing your favorites over to MS Edge is to create backups, then restore lost or deleted favorites when accidents happen. This method is beneficial for users to prevent loss of favorites in Edge when wrong operations are commanded.
1. Open File Explorer.
2. Copy and paste: %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default in the address bar and click Enter key.
3. Now copy the backed up DataStore folder into the Default folder.
4. Hit Replace the files in the destination option in order to restore the favorites in IE Edge.
Method 2: Recover lost favorites in Edge manually
If you used Internet Explorer in earlier Windows versions before updating to Windows 10, all your bookmarks will be saved in Favorites folder. To restore IE Edge favorites manually, follow the below instructions.
Hit Start icon, then go to Computer and open C: / drive. Now open User and select your User Account, the account to which you usually log in. Now, right click Favorites button and click on Restore Previous Versions.
When you find nothing in Microsoft Edge after following the above methods, then the free data recovery tool – Remo Recover will help you on how to restore IE Edge favorites as well as recover erased files in Windows 10/8/7/etc. in just few clicks. Further, you can also apply it to restore deleted Microsoft Office 2010 files. Free download the application and get your important IE Edge favorites now.
Step 1: Launch Remo Recovery software and select the Recover Files option in the main home screen. In the same screen, select the drive from where you’d like to recover Microsoft Edge Favourites files and click on the Scan button
Step 2: Now the software will start scanning the selected drive and find lost or missing files. Once it finds the files, it will list them in 2 views; namely File Type View and Data View
Step 3: Use the Save Recovery Session to save the recovery progress so far and continue at a later time
Step 4: Finally, select the files and save them to a desired location.