Solved Lost Favorites during Windows 10 upgrade

April 13, 2016 at 08:58:48
Specs: Windows 64
I'm in Internet Explorer and can't find my Favorites folder that had ALL OF MY important sites on it! How do I access it?

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May 3, 2016 at 13:33:24
Thanks everyone for replying. Nothing really worked. Had to take it to my computer guru and he found it in a snap.


#1
April 13, 2016 at 09:31:56
Default Web Browser in Windows 10 is called "Microsoft Edge", not Internet Explorer. See this to find your Favourites:

http://scottiestech.info/2015/08/23...


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#2
April 13, 2016 at 11:29:26
And for what it's worth... prior to any upgrades - export/save etc. important data. This includes not only files etc. but also favourites/bookmarks.

That way - "if" anything goes amiss... you have it all safe elsewhere off the system. Typically on DVD at least, and ideally on an external hard drive too if possible)

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#3
April 14, 2016 at 03:16:19
Internet Explorer is still present and usable on Win 10. In fact I prefer it.

The Favorites for IE should be in:
C:\Users\Anon\Favorites

See the link in #1 for importing them to Edge if that's what you wish to use.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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May 3, 2016 at 13:33:24
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Thanks everyone for replying. Nothing really worked. Had to take it to my computer guru and he found it in a snap.

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May 3, 2016 at 13:49:56
Yeah sometimes hands-on is the only way forward, doing things on advice from afar doesn't always work out. When you are on the computer you look and see.

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#6
May 3, 2016 at 22:59:36
If you used Internet Explorer in Windows 7 or 8, all your bookmarks were saved in your Favorites folder.

After the upgrade to Windows 10, you may discover that in the new version of IE, called Microsoft Edge, your favorites are missing!

You’d think the import of your bookmarks/favorites would happen automatically during the Windows 10 upgrade, but alas…

Not to worry though, because it’s a piece of cake to restore all of your missing Favorites!


Okay, here goes.

First, open Edge, which is the blue “e” icon on your taskbar.

Once Edge is running, click the Hub icon in the upper right corner (3 horizontal lines) and then click the Favorites Settings link (which used to be called “Import Favorites”):

Favorites Step 1

Then select Internet Explorer, and click the Import button:

Import IE Favorites into Edge

That’s it! Your old Internet Explorer bookmark toolbar and all your favorites should now be restored.


Regards,
John Ryan | Tech Support
https://www.clouddesktoponline.com


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#7
May 4, 2016 at 06:28:22
Useful info #6 but the poster has already fixed the problem (#4).

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