Microsoft Edge Favorites URL Links

I know this question has been asked prior, but I was not able to find a clear answer. When you go to the hub to edit or make changes to favorites, you are only able to edit the name of the link, not the URL.  I need to edit the URL.  How do I do this?

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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

I understand your concern regarding the issue that you are facing.

You will get the option to rename the favorite, but there is no option to edit the URL

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Your answer is NOT helpful.  We already know the option doesn't have an "edit url" - which is why we are asking the question.  I (and apparently many, many others) want to edit the url.  If the only way to do this is not use Edge, please so state.  I can use either IE, Chrome, or Firefox and edit my urls.  Crazy.  (Maybe I can be a "Support Engineer"!!)

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Here's how to change the URL on your favourites in Edge:

  1. Open your file browser (yellow folder icon on your task bar)
  2. copy and paste this link into the address bar and press enter:
    %localappdata%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\Favorites
  3. This will open the location of the Edge favourites
  4. Select your favourite that you want to edit, right-click on it and select properties
  5. change the URL
  6. All done :)

I hope this helps...

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Not the most easy way to get stuff done.

improvement request: I was expecting a right mouse click properties, address edit or URL edit.

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Not the most easy way to get stuff done.

improvement request: I was expecting a right mouse click properties, address edit or URL edit.

I'm working on a new 3rd-party application called EdgeManage that will allow you to do precisely that (plus a whole lot more

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Arun, in what way could this answer be useful? It doesn't even answer the question at all.

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I opened that folder location and it is empty.  Yet I have hundreds of favorites in Edge.  Could they be in another folder?  FYI - I am the only user on this computer at my office and need to edit URL's for a report server that gives a different URL each time.  I have to edit them to the original link name.
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I opened that folder location and it is empty.  Yet I have hundreds of favorites in Edge.  Could they be in another folder?  FYI - I am the only user on this computer at my office and need to edit URL's for a report server that gives a different URL each time.  I have to edit them to the original link name.

No they are not in another folder, they are now stored inside a database.   So, that means you can't edit the URL "by hand".  The current version of Edge does not have a way to edit the URL inside a Favorite.

However, there is a 3rd-party application that can do precisely that.  Take a look at:

http://www.emmet-gray.com/Articles/EdgeManage.html

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@e.grey thanks for the link and great work.

But I really think it is ridiculous that it is not possible to edit the link in Edge itself. This design even goes wrong with Microsoft's own stuf.

Try to make a shortcut to https://outlook.com and it will save some loadbalance link like: https://blu123.mail.live.com/... which I can not believe it is supposed to work out this way.

Using Office 2016 EN, WSS 2012 R2 Essentials(as WHS), Win10(core), Win2016, Android 7.x root.

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That's looking helpful. I don't suppose you've got a version that runs as a Windows Store Edge extension, rather than a separately installed application. You know, just being security conscious and all...

I can't believe this isn't included in Edge by default. It's slowly improving, but it's clear that as a browser it's still not really ready for prime time. You can get by with it these days, but little niggly things like this, and not being able to hold down the back button for a history are a constant frustration.

I've got a calendar site I want to bookmark, but when you type in the URL it automatically redirects to the page for today. I don't want to bookmark 28th September forever. I want to bookmark the root URL so it always takes me to the day of my visit.

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