Edge Manage Users Guide

When you first launch the application, it will automatically load all of the favorites from the Edge database into the application's local cache. From there, you can make changes to the locally cached version of the data. After you've got things the way you want, then you can save the changes back to the Edge database. Note: Nothing is saved to the Edge database until you click on "Save Changes"

Note: You should close the Edge browser before running this application.

The opening screen for the application looks something like this:

EdgeManage

It should show all of the existing favorites and folders exactly as they appear in Edge. You can then just "drag and drop" to copy or move the items to reorganize your folders and favorites. You can also use the application's menus to insert, rename, edit, delete, import, export, sort, etc. Note: Hold down the CTRL key during a drag and drop operation to copy (instead of move) the item

To copy, move, delete, or undelete multiple items in one action, just put checkmarks by the items you want to include in the action.

The numbers in the lower-left hand corner are the numbers of folders and favorites that are currently loaded (without regard to the current unsaved changes).

Take a look at the following video for help the EdgeManage features: EdgeManage Features

File menu

File Menu

Data menu

Data Menu

Note: By default, import operations will merge with the existing list of favorites and will overwrite matching items. You can control this behavior with the Settings->Merge Imports menu item to instead have imported favorites placed in an auto-generated folder

You can use the Import HTML/Export HTML features to effectively copy all favorites from one PC to another. This would typically require you to export to a backup file, transfer the backup file to the other PC, and then import from the backup file.

Edit menu

Edit Menu

In addition to these menu items, you may also use a "right-click" context menu to accomplish the same features

The ability to edit the URL allows Edge to support bookmarklets (a javascript applet inside a URL)

View menu

View Menu

Multiple selection (via the checkboxes) is only supported with the Copy, Move, Delete, and Undelete functions.

Sort menu

Sort Menu

Settings menu

Settings Menu

Utilities menu

Utitlites Menu

Note: Whenever a new version of Edge is released, the structure of the database may change (for example, they may add a new field). So, it is highly recommended that you only use the Restore Database feature on the same version of Edge that was originally used to create that backup.

Help menu

Help Menu

Search menu

Search Menu

How to Use

EdgeManage is a stand-alone application that you use to perform imports, exports, sorts, moves, renames, etc of your Edge favorites. A typical EdgeManage "session" looks like this:

  1. Close Microsoft Edge
  2. Launch EdgeManage - it will automatically load all of your favorites
  3. Make whatever changes you like
  4. Click "File->Save Changes"
  5. Exit EdgeManage
  6. Launch Microsoft Edge - all of the changes you made will be visible

You wouldn't normally need to run EdgeManage very often... just whenever you want to perform management functions that are not natively available in Edge

Take a look at the following video for help with using EdgeManage to organize favorites: Typical Favorites Organization Tasks

Behavioral Differences

The real Microsoft Edge will allow you to have more than one folder or favorite with the same name. However, it will not allow a favorite to share the same URL in a folder.

The behavior of EdgeManage is the virtual opposite of the above rules... it will not allow duplicate folder or favorite names (within the same folder). And, it does allow a favorite to share the same URL.

Configuration

Take a look at this article on How to Configure EdgeManage Settings