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Jan 26 2016   11:28AM GMT

Rescuing IE favourites

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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I received the new Windows Insider Windows 10 build over the wekend and have just discovered that installing it wiped out my IE favourites – or at least those in folders.

I’d copied my favourites to Microsoft Edge when installing Windows 10 so I can copy everything back

IE favourites are stored at

Get-ChildItem -Path ‘C:\Users\<user>\Favorites’

Yoy can clean out the favourites:

Get-ChildItem -Path ‘C:\Users\<user>\Favorites’ | Remove-Item –Force

You will be asked to confirm the action.

Microsft Edge favourites are at

Get-ChildItem -Path ‘C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\
User\Default\Favorites’ –Recurse

Copy them into the IE favourites folder

Get-ChildItem -Path ‘C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\
User\Default\Favorites’ | Copy-Item -Destination ‘C:\Users\<user>\Favorites’ -Force -Recurse

Job done

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