Create Website Shortcuts (.URL) that Open in Edge

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Double-clicking website shortcuts open in whatever you’ve set as the default web browser. But if you want to create website shortcuts that always open in Microsoft Edge no matter what your default browser is, here is how to do that.Read more

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

How to Stop Edge From Hijacking Your PDF or HTML Associations

Windows 10’s file association protection mechanism prevents direct changes to the UserChoice area of the registry for each file type. When no file association (user choice) is set in the registry or if an application makes the hash void by incorrectly writing to UserChoice registry key to set associations, this triggers a reset of file association for that file type, going back to Windows 10 defaults. For instance, Edge may takeover your PDF file associations after an update, or due to the above-mentioned reasons and the Action Center notifies you that an app default was reset.Read more

Microsoft Edge Not Listing Chrome in the “Import Favorites” Panel? Let’s Fix it!

Microsoft Edge can import favorites or bookmarks from Internet Explorer and Chrome. For some users, Chrome may not be listed in the Import Favorites panel in Microsoft Edge, although the latest build of Google Chrome is installed and bookmarks present.

This happened in my Windows 10 system and I managed to fix the problem by moving the Chrome bookmarks database file to a specific location where Edge expects it to be. Today I’m going to show how I managed to get Chrome listed in Edge’s Import Favorites panel.Read more