How to Delete All Your Microsoft Edge Favorites?

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This post tells you how to delete all the bookmarks or favorites in the Microsoft Edge web browser.

Instructions for Microsoft Edge (Chromium) browser

In the new Microsoft Edge (Chromium) browser, here is how to delete your entire bookmarks/favorites:

Method 1:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge
  2. Click on the “Settings and More” icon (the icon showing three dots), click Favorites, Manage Favorites.
    (Alternatively, you can launch the address edge://favorites/ directly to open the Manage Favorites dialog.)
  3. Click on an item in the right panel to set the focus on it.
  4. Press Ctrl+A keys to select all bookmarks.
  5. Click on the Delete button that appears above.

Method 2:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge and open the following link:
    edge://version/
  2. Note down the Profile path. For example, it may be something like:
    C:\Users\ramesh\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default
  3. Close all instances of Microsoft Edge
  4. Open the profile path in File Explorer
  5. Delete or rename the file named Bookmarks. This file contains your entire favorites.

This removes all the bookmarks (for that particular profile) in Microsoft Edge Chromium.

Instructions for the old Microsoft Edge browser

The old Microsoft Edge browser doesn’t provide an option to bulk delete favorites, but you can clear all your favorites by deleting the spartan.edb file in Edge’s store folder for your user profile. Here is how to do that.Read more

[Fix] PDF Thumbnail and Preview Not Showing Up in File Explorer

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In your Windows computer, File Explorer may not display PDF thumbnails, and instead, show only the default icon assigned for PDF files. This might happen even if you have the option Always show icons, never thumbnails unchecked in the View tab of the Folder Options dialog.

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::BEFORE:: — No thumbnail and preview for PDF files

Also, in Microsoft Outlook you’ll see the error when viewing emails that contain PDF file attachments:

The file cannot be previewed because there is no previewer installed for it

This article tells you how to enable PDF thumbnails as well as the PDF preview capability (for the Preview pane) in File Explorer and Microsoft Outlook. The first method (PowerToys) works whether or not you’re using a third-party PDF viewer (e.g., Adobe PDF Reader or Foxit Reader).

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