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  • Syncing IE Favorites in the new Edge

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        WSVictor Delta
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        I have been trying the new Cromium based Edge for several months and am beginning to like it very much. However, for me it has one big drawback and that involves its Favourites. I use several browsers on my PC all of which use Windows’ Favorites as bookmarks and so I really need the Edge Favourites to sync with Windows’ Favorites.

        Has anyone found a way of doing this or at least a workaround? I presume if I import the IE Favorites again, they will simply duplicate the existing book marks – so I will have 2 of everything apart from the newest additions..

        I did wonder about using a simple syncing tool (eg MS Synctoy) to sync the two appropriate folders but perhaps there are more elegant, and automatic, solutions?

        Any thoughts on this gratefully received.

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        AskWoody MVP

        I like to experiment with browsers, and always have a variety… for serious bookmark organization, I’ve found that Ron’s WEBLynx, a desktop application, really works for me. It can keep all information local… or you can even sync with such customization that a parent can keep a folder of links suitable for kids, and synchronize that with their device, while maintaining their own, separate favorite folder, also synced, between different devices/browsers.

        It provides views that find links in multiple folders (duplicates), broken links, links with no tags or folders and more. This is very, very useful.

        Deanna featured it in Deanna’s Freeware Spotlight back in February 2019. It was in beta then. It has matured with a ‘lite’ free version or a paid ‘Pro’ version. The initial download for each is the same, just the pro version removes the limit of 500 links….

        It does check for updates, but all data is stored locally… which works for me.

        This goes beyond just organizing bookmarks, with features that I’ve found very useful when doing research… I have wide ranging interests and have really outgrown favorites or bookmarks arranged to the limits of particular browsers.

        It provides an enduring, easy to use, easy to update, resource for quickly accessing diverse areas across the web.

        Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

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        WSVictor Delta
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        Many thanks for that. Sounds as if it could be just the job although I may have to do a little pruning to keep within the 500 free limit.

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