Import data from Profile 1 to Profile 2

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Hi

the profile feature is really nice. One thing though, I need to switch to a new user account (inside Edge) and would love to migrate all my data from the Profile1 to the Profile2. 

If I just create a new profile and then copy&paste all data inside %appdata%\local\microsoft\edge\user data\ from the old to the new folder, it sadly kills the sync function. It will then show the old user for syncing, instead of the new user.

So how can I migrate all old data (Cookies, favorites, open tabs, browser settings, ....) to a new profile?

Thanks

Patrick

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@patoberli Thanks for reaching out, Patrick! If you haven't yet, can you please submit detailed feedback through the browser? (Shift+Alt+I) This helps the Identity team keep monitor the different feature requests.

 

In the meantime, I'll tag in @Avi Vaid to see if he has any insights to share.

 

Fawkes (they/them)
Program Manager & Community Manager - Microsoft Edge

 

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@patoberli Unfortunately there is no great way to import data from one profile to another just yet :(

 

I'd love to understand why you'd like to using profile 2 instead of profile 1? Why don't you sign our of profile 1 with the account you don't want and sign in with the account you do want instead? 

 

Conceptually, a profile is just a container of data that you can associate with an account. Accordingly, there is no difference between 2 profiles besides the account you sign in with. So, if you switch the account you sign in with, it should achieve what you want right?

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@Avi Vaid Hi all, thanks for your replies.

The reason for this is, the company I work for is merging with another company. So we now have a new Windows domain, which means new user accounts on the computer. I like now to migrate (all) my old data from the old browser profile into the newly created browser profile (on the old one is the Sync broken). 

I will try to submit the feedback on Monday (of the company policies allow). 

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I've just submitted the feedback.

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After upgrading to Win 10 build 2004 it finally started to work, not sure why.