Microsoft Edge Lost Favorites Recovery


Are your Microsoft Edge favorites missing after Windows 10 update or due to any other reasons? Don’t worry! Remo Recover provides a quick solution to recover Windows 10 lost favorites or bookmarks on your own.

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.

  • Procedure to backup favorites from IE Edge: Launch File Explorer, then you need to Copy and Paste -“%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default” in the address bar. Click on Enter and copy DataStore folder to the location where you want to save backups.

  • Procedure to restore favorites in IE Edge: First close Microsoft Internet Explorer. After loss of favorites due to browser update, accidental deletion or cleaning history, if you have backups, then follow below steps to restore MS Edge and get all lost or deleted favorites back.

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


Method 3: Perform Microsoft Edge favorites missing recovery with Remo Recover software

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

Microsoft Edge favorites missing recovery - Main Screen

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

Microsoft Edge favorites missing recovery - View Recovered Files

Step 3: Use the Save Recovery Session to save the recovery progress so far and continue at a later time

Microsoft Edge favorites missing recovery - Save Recovery Session

Step 4: Finally, select the files and save them to a desired location.

Microsoft Edge favorites missing recovery - Save Recovered Files