Manage Edge Favorites

EdgeManage

The EdgeManage application is all about managing your Edge favorites. It is designed to address a lot of the missing features in the new Edge browser. It will allow you to:

Screen shot of EdgeManage

Users Guide

Take a look at the Users Guide for more detailed information how to use EdgeManage, or look at the EdgeManage Features video

Background

Microsoft Edge was released with Windows 10 as the default browser. Edge is a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application, so its user interface may not be as familiar as traditional applications. The new Edge browser is considered by some to not be "feature complete". For example, it lacks an easy way to manage favorites (aka Bookmarks).

Modern versions of the Edge browser no longer stores favorites as files/folders the way you may be accustomed to, and instead uses an internal Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) database to store favorites. This database is not designed to be "human readable", so it takes specialized software to be able to do anything meaningful with it. So, this means that you can no longer use the File Explorer to manage your favorites.

The "native" way to access your favorites is, of course, to open Edge, expose the vertical favorites "pane", and use Edge to rename, delete, or rearrange the folders and favorites. However, many find the lack of features frustrating and that the user interface is awkward and takes a bit of practice.

Related Applications/Articles

The following are some related tools that are available for Microsoft Edge

Here are some of the related "How To" articles:

Public Domain

The source code posted here is made available free of charge as "public domain" software. There is no licensing requirement. That means you can do anything you want with this software, to include making money from it! However, that also means that there is no implied warranty and I'm under no obligation to provide you support.

As always, I welcome comments and suggestions on the stuff I write.

Note: I have no affiliation with Microsoft

Acknowledgments

Many thanks to the following people (and many others) for their ideas, testing, bug reports, and translations:

Jerry and David BeefRWijker Francisco Rodríguez Jørgen Olsen
Stéphane Barizien Michael Reinders Christian Krause Mark Haney
Koos van Riemsdijk Roy T. Mantz Philippe Etienne Tony Firmin
Ing. Ladislav Jukl Carlos Fonseca RomanIT Artur Sawicki
Ezio Zappa Red Rabbit 214 Max Dai

Languages

EdgeManage is available in the following languages. It will automatically detect and use your language based upon your locale choice in Windows. See How to Configure EdgeManage Settings for a way to override this behavior and select a particular language

English Danish Italian
French Spanish Polish
Dutch Portuguese Korean
German Russian Chinese

Want to be a translator? If you don't see your language (or spot a error in any of the above languages), please send me the changes via the EdgeManageTranslate.xlsx Excel spreadsheet and I'll incorporate your changes/additions in the next release

Libraries

This application makes extensive use of the following libraries:

Downloads/Links

Most folks just download the SetupEdgeManage.msi file in order to install the application. The other files are optional.

Other Projects

View other projects by Emmet Gray at: http://www.emmet-gray.com

Recent Changes

Check the Release Notes for more information about the changes to the EdgeManage application

Recent additions to this web site:

Item Date Description
EdgeManage v2.2.4 20 Aug 2018 New sync detection and fix for physical deletes
EdgeSync v2.1.10 20 Aug 2018 New sync detection
EdgeExport v2.0.0 9 Aug 2018 Support for command-line mode