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Microsoft Edge suddenly synced favorites with my Internet Explorer, how can I undo?

Microsoft Edge synced favorites with my Internet Explorer. Now both edge and IE have the same favorites.
I don't want my favorites synced between the two browsers. How can I undo this?

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LeonLaude answered ·

Hi,

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You can reach the experts in the dedicated Microsoft Edge forum over here:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftedge/forum

and Internet Explorer forum over here:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/ie/en-us/home?forum=ieitprocurrentver

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Leon


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DSPatrick answered ·

I'd try asking for help over here in dedicated forums.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftedge/forum

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/forum

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum

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Dillion answered ·

Hi Sir,

Which version of Microsoft Edge are you using? Please refer to the following methods to disable sync favorites between IE and Edge.

If you are using the legacy version of Microsoft Edge (EdgeHtml)

  1. Use Microsoft Edge settings to disable Edge syncing.

    Open Microsoft Edge browser, click the Settings and more menu and open the Settings option, in the General tab, turn off the Windows sync option.

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    1. Use Group Policy to disable syncing favorites between IE and Edge


      Open the Run command and type gpedit.msc.

      Navigate to the following path: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Microsoft Edge

      Double-click the setting for Keep Favorites In Sync Between Internet Explorer And Microsoft Edge. Select Disabled and then click OK

    2. Use a Registry to disable syncing favorites between IE and Edge

      Open the Registry Editor.

      Navigate to the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft.

      Select the MicrosoftEdge folder(if not exist, right-click the Microsoft folder. Select New and then choose Key. Name the key MicrosoftEdge).

      Select the SyncFavoritesBetweenIEAndMicrosoftEdge key in the Main folder. (If not exist, right-click the MicrosoftEdge folder. Select New and then choose Key. Name the key Main. Press Enter. Right-click the Main folder. Select New and then choose DWORD (32-bit) Value. Replace the default name of New Value #1 with the string SyncFavoritesBetweenIEAndMicrosoftEdge.)

      Double-click on the key for SyncFavoritesBetweenIEAndMicrosoftEdge and change the Value Data to 0.

If you are using the New Microsoft Edge (Chromium based)

Open Microsoft Edge browser, click the Settings and more menu and choose the Settings option, in the Profiles tab click the Sync option, then, turn off the favorites syncing.

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Besides, to remove the useless website URL from the favorite, you could open the favorites list, right click the website and then click the Delete button to remove it.





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