Microsoft Edge, like other browsers, allows users to see the same data on all the devices. This guide will show how to sync and manage favorites in Microsoft Edge. It is advantageous if you switch between multiple devices, especially across platforms.
What are Favourites in Microsoft Edge, And Why Do You Need To Use Them?
Bookmarks in Microsft edge are called Favourites. It helps you get to your frequently visited sites more quickly and effortlessly. When you add any site to Favourites, you’ll be able to see it right at the top, just below the address bar making these sites easier to access and remember.
Managing Favourites In Microsoft Edge
As we discussed earlier, Favourites in Edge lets you access your favorite sites quickly without hassle and keep everything organized. Below we will be telling you how to add, delete, import and export and create folders in Edge Favourites. The same feature is available on Mac, Android, and iPhone devices.
Before we start, managing all the settings of Microsoft Edge is possible from any device. We are using Windows here.
1. Adding Favourites In Microsoft Edge
- Open Microsoft Edge and go to the site you want to add to your Favourites.
- Select the Add this page to Favourites button in the address bar.
- Rename the Favorite (if you want to) or choose a different folder to save it in, and then select Done. If you choose the Favourites bar folder, the added Favorite will be visible below the address bar. You can also select other folders or create a new one.
Alternatively, you can add any site to Favourites by visiting and then using the Ctrl+D shortcut.
2. Deleting Favourites In Microsoft Edge
There are two ways to delete Favourites. Here is the first one:
- Go to the Favourites Site you wish to remove from Favourites.
- In the address bar, you’ll see a blue star icon. Click on it.
- Upon clicking on the blue bar, a small window will open, click on the Remove button on the bottom right of the window to remove the respective site from Favourites.
You can also follow this method to delete a site from the Favourites:
- Besides the address bar, you’ll see a Favourites Icon. Click on it, or use the Ctrl+Shift+O shortcut for the same.
- A Windows displaying all the Favourites you have added will open, browse through the folders and look for the Favorite you want to delete.
- Right-click on it and select the Delete option to delete the site from your Favourites.
3. Creating Folders And Organising Favourites In Microsoft Edge
Folders help you organize Favourites. You can categorize them into different sections or folders. It is extremely handy when you have too many of them.
- Access the Favourites menu by pressing Ctrl+Shift+O on your keyboard.
- At the top of the Favourites window, you’ll see various icons.
- Search icon: To search from the various Favourites
- Star icon: Add to Favourites
- Folder icon: Create a new folder to organize bookmarks
- You can also pin the Favourites menu in the sidebar to efficiently use the triple dot menu to find various settings like hiding and showing the Favourites bar, importing and exporting, and many more.
- Create a new folder using the folder icon. Type a name for your new folder.
- Now, you can either drag and drop existing Favourites to the folder you just created or right click on the folder to create new Favourites inside the folder, or open all the Favourites inside the folder in separate tabs.
4. Importing And Exporting Favourites In Microsoft Edge
- Open the Favourites menu by using the Ctrl+Shift+O shortcut.
- Click on the triple dot icon at the top of the Favourites menu and select import Favourites.
- Now, a new tab will open, and you’ll see various options to import Favourites. You can either import Favourites or bookmarks from other browsers on your computer. Another option allows you to import Favourites from a CSV file. Choose whichever option is suitable for your to import Favourites to Microsoft Edge.
Follow these steps to export Favourites in Microsoft Edge:
- Open the Favourites menu by using the Ctrl+Shift+O shortcut.
- In the Favourites menu, click on the triple-dot icon and select the export Favourites option.
- Now, a Save File Window will open to save the file to a designated folder. The Favourites Export file is an HTML file that can be imported to Microsoft Edge Browser on any other computer by following the steps listed above.
Syncing Favourites In Microsoft Edge
Now that you have learned to Manage Favourites, it’s time to understand how the syncing works.
Microsoft Edge supports syncing almost all the data on Edge over to multiple devices. As long as you use the same Microsoft account everywhere, you can choose your data to be in sync across the platforms.
In addition to this, you can also turn to sync of various items like favorites, cookies, history, passwords, extensions, and many others for a specific user profile in Microsoft Edge. Here are the steps to do so:
- Click on the profile icon in the top bar (the icon with the profile picture).
- A small window will open; select Manage Profile Settings from that.
- In the Profile Settings, select Sync.
- Now, you’ll be able to see various sync settings for your profile. You can either turn off sync entirely by clicking on the Turn Off Sync button or toggle each item on or off according to your syncing preferences.
Does Microsoft Edge Offer Cross-Platform Syncing Of Browsing Data?
Like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge also offers cross-platform sync for browser data. To achieve this, all you need to do is have the latest version of Microsoft Edge installed on the device with the same Microsoft account on your primary device. When doing this for the first time, give the application some time to the sync can be complete.
You can also choose what to sync, which works on individual devices. If you do not want to sync the password stored in your mobile to be available on the desktop, you can turn it off.
Can I Install Google Chrome Extensions In Microsoft Edge?
Microsoft Edge is based on Chromium, the same as Google Chrome. So yes, you can install the same extensions on Microsoft Edge as well. When you visit the Chrome Web Store for the first time, Edge will prompt you to enable the option to install the extension from third-party stores.
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was crippling due to slow browsing speed and outdated features. Microsoft has made its way through the competition with the enhanced Microsoft Edge as now they offer tons of advantages over other browsers. Also, the Edge is the only browser on Windows to support full HD streaming of videos and content.
We hope the article was useful for you, and you are now able to easily Sync and Manage Favorites Microsoft Edge.