Microsoft Edge has new a favorites manager, and here’s how to use it.

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The Chromium version of Microsoft Edge, similar to the legacy experience. It includes support for favorites (also known as bookmarks on any other browser), which is a convenient way to save those websites you visit frequently.

On Windows 10 and macOS, the Edge browser not only allows you to save favorites, but it also includes settings to manage them for a more organized experience.

In this Windows 10 guide, we’ll walk you through the basic steps to adding, importing, editing, and managing favorites settings on the new version of Microsoft Edge.

How to save websites as favorites on Microsoft Edge

To save favorites on Chromium Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Navigate to a web page.
  3. Click the Star button within the address bar.

    Quick tip: You can also use the Ctrl + D keyboard shortcut to open the experience to create a new favorite.

  4. (Optional) Specify a new (and shorter) name for the link.
  5. Use the Folder menu to select the location to save the website. (Use the Favorite bar option if you want the link to appear in that section.)

    Microsoft Edge save website as favorite

    Source: Windows Central

  6. Click the Done button.

Once you complete the steps, the link will be saved in your favorites list and sync across devices if you’re using a profile signed in with a Microsoft account.

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Alternatively, you can also create a new favorite opening the Settings and more menu, selecting the Favorites submenu, and clicking on Add this page to favorites option.

How to show favorites under address bar on Microsoft Edge

To show the favorites under the address bar, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click the Settings and more (three-dotted) button from the top-right.
  3. Select the Favorites submenu.
  4. Select the Show favorites bar submenu and choose the Always or Only on new tabs option.

    Microsoft Edge show favorites bar option

    Source: Windows Central
    Quick tip: You can also use the Ctrl + Shift + B keyboard shortcut to quickly show or hide the bar.

After you complete the steps, the favorites bar will appear immediately below the address bar.

Showing favorites button

If the favorites button is missing from the address bar section, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click the Settings and more (three-dotted) button from the top-right.
  3. Select the Favorites submenu and choose the Show favorites button in the toolbar option.

    Microsoft Edge show favorites button option

    Source: Windows Central

Once you complete the steps, the button to access the favorites menu with all your links and option to manage your list will appear next to the address bar.

How to import and export favorites from file on Microsoft Edge

The Chromium version of Microsoft Edge for Windows and macOS also allows you to import favorites from a file as well as export saved links to an HTML file.

Importing favorites from file

To import favorites from a file that you have exported from another browser, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click the Settings and more (three-dotted) button from the top-right.
  3. Select the Favorites submenu and choose the Manage favorites option.

    Microsoft Edge manage favorites option

    Source: Windows Central

  4. Click the Import favorites option.

    Microsoft Edge import favorites from file option

    Source: Windows Central

  5. Use the “Import from” menu and select the Favorites or bookmarks HTML file option.

    Microsoft Edge import browsing settings

    Source: Windows Central

  6. Check the Favorites or bookmarks option.
  7. Click the Choose file button.
  8. Select the file with bookmarks.

    Microsoft Edge selecting HTML file with favorites

    Source: Windows Central

  9. Click the Open button.
  10. Click the Done button.

After you complete the steps, the favorites (bookmarks) will import into your browser.

Exporting favorites to file

To export Microsoft Edge favorites to a file, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click the Settings and more (three-dotted) button from the top-right.
  3. Select the Favorites submenu and choose the Manage favorites option.

    Microsoft Edge manage favorites option

    Source: Windows Central

  4. Click the Export favorites option.

    Microsoft Edge export favorites to file option

    Source: Windows Central

  5. Select a folder location.
  6. Specify a descriptive name.
  7. Click the Save button.

Once you complete the steps, all your favorites will export to an HTML file that you can save as a backup and import it to the same or another browser.

How to enable or disable favorites sync on Microsoft Edge

Connecting Microsoft Edge with a Microsoft account allows you to keep a backup in the cloud and quickly access your favorite websites from any device.

To enable or disable sync for favorites on Microsoft Edge Chromium, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click the Settings and more (three-dotted) button from the top-right.
  3. Click the Settings option.
  4. Click on Profiles.
  5. Under the “Your profile” section, click the Sync option.

    Microsoft Edge profile sync option

    Source: Windows Central

  6. Click the Turn on sync button (if applicable).

    Microsoft Edge enable data sync option

    Source: Windows Central

  7. Click the Confirm button.
  8. Turn on or off the Favorites toggle switch to enable or disable syncing for your links.

    Microsoft Edge favorite sync option

    Source: Windows Central

After you complete the steps, favorites stored on the browser will sync to the cloud and across devices, depending on your configuration.

How to manage favorites on Microsoft Edge

In addition to all the tools, the new web browser includes several settings to manage your favorite list.

Creating a favorite or folder

To create a new favorite manually or folder to organize your links, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click the Settings and more (three-dotted) button from the top-right.
  3. Select the Favorites submenu and choose the Manage favorites option.

    Microsoft Edge manage favorites option

    Source: Windows Central

  4. Click the Add favorite or Add folder option.

    Microsoft Edge add new favorite and folder options

    Source: Windows Central

  5. Complete the required information.

    Microsoft Edge favorite information

    Source: Windows Central

  6. Click the Save button.

Once you complete the steps, the new folder or link will be added to the favorite list.

If you created the item in the wrong section, you can always drag and drop the item in the Favorite bar or any other folder.

Removing favorite or folder

To delete a favorite or folder on Microsoft Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click the Settings and more (three-dotted) button from the top-right.
  3. Select the Favorites submenu and choose the Manage favorites option.

    Microsoft Edge manage favorites option

    Source: Windows Central

  4. Select the item.
  5. Click the Delete button.

    Microsoft Edge delete favorite or folder

    Source: Windows Central

Alternatively, you can always right-click the folder or favorite anywhere in the browser, and select the Delete option.

Editing favorite or folder

To modify a favorite or folder on Chromium Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click the Settings and more (three-dotted) button from the top-right.
  3. Select the Favorites submenu and choose the Manage favorites option.

    Microsoft Edge manage favorites option

    Source: Windows Central

  4. Right-click the item and select the Edit (or Rename in the folder case) option.

    Microsoft Edge favorite edit option

    Source: Windows Central

  5. Complete the changes.

    Microsoft Edge edit favorite information

    Source: Windows Central

  6. Click the Save button.

After you complete the steps, the item will save with the new changes.

Hiding labels for favorites and folders

It’s also possible to hide the name of a favorite or folder in the favorites bar to fit even more links.

To hide or show the name of the favorite or folder, right-click the item from the address bar, and click the Show icon only option. To display the label again, right-click the item, and click the Show icon only option to clear the setting.

Microsoft Edge hide favorite label option

Source: Windows Central
We’re focusing this guide on Windows 10, but the steps should also work for older versions of Windows and macOS.

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