Jan 16 2020 08:13 AM
Jan 16 2020 08:13 AM
Installed the stable release today and successfully upgraded built-in Edge.
That said, is it possible to have ones settings, open tabs, favorites bar, etc moved from the Dev install to the Stable install? i want to be able to switch over but not have to go through all the work of setting things up again. I would have thought that all this would have "synced" over but my Stable install states Sync in On and not really showing anything from the Dev setup.
is t here a folder or files that cane be copied over to the Stable install directory?
Jan 16 2020 08:17 AM
Jan 16 2020 08:19 AM
Jan 16 2020 08:44 AM
thanks very much for the info.
I signed out of the sync in the Stable and logged in again. I let the sync process complete and eventually saw a few favorite bar shortcuts but not all. I see listed that Tabs would not come over at the moment via sync anyway.
i then copied the Default directory (about 1.7GB in size!) as you suggested from the Dev install over to the Stable install directory but that seems that have only brought over all the Favorite bar shortcuts, Favorites and nothing more. No tabs, history, orother settings.
Not sure if there is something else i should be copying over as well? i would hate to start over.
Jan 16 2020 09:02 AM
You're welcome, well everything related to your profile and all the user generated content reside in that folder only. it's possible that those data belonging to a higher Edge Dev ver 81 are simply not compatible with Edge stable ver 79.
your History items should be all in a file called History
Your favorites should be all in Bookmarks file and Bookmarks.bak is the backup file
these are the contents i see in
C:\Users\UsernameAppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge SxS\User Data\Default
which belong to my Edge canary. try copying them one by one and see how it goes.
also make sure you are signed into both Edge browsers with the same Microsoft account
Jan 16 2020 01:02 PM
Thanks. I played around with these and copying files around. Did not really work to be honest. i think it may be related to versions as you alluded to. Oh well.
I may just stay with Edge Dev anyway for everyday. I really cant complain about its stability over time. Never really had any major issues other than little quirks here and there and losing tabs/history on occasion. I wish there was a way to "backup" the entire profile and bring it back in case of something. I am sure there may be something like this for Chrome that would be compatible.
Jan 16 2020 01:13 PM