Switching from Stable Version to Canary Version

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Hey! I was wondering, how can I switch from my stable MS Edge version to Canary Version? I know I can download and use it side by side but I want to SWITCH the existing installed EDGE to Canary Version.

Any suggestions on that?

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Hi,
you can fully uninstall Edge stable from control panel or Windows 10 settings -> Apps
and then install Edge canary
https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-us/download

or like you said just install canary and let the stable also be there.

either way make sure you have sync enabled so you can access your favorites, passwords etc
edge://settings/profiles/sync

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@HotCakeX Actually I just did that ... but due to some reason it wasn't syncing all my passwords. I checked after installing there were total 176 creds. in Canary version but when I checked my Old Edge, there were 186 Creds. May be it was due to some sort of bug. So, i uninstalled it. That's why I asked if i can shift my old edge to canary

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Oh, well in that case I think you shouldn't make the switch, at least not until the sync is fully reliable, to prevent data loss.
you can export your passwords from here: edge://settings/passwords
but you won't be able to import them back to Edge.
of course there are extensions like LastPass that can do that for you cross-browser (also available on Windows Store) which I'm using and that's another option you have.

in here: edge://sync-internals/
you can get more info about your sync data and their status.
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@HotCakeX seems like my browser was still syncing when I checked the passwords. So, I installed it again and let it do its work. It successfully synced the data the whole with my MS account. Now I have shifted to Canary Version. I love to test the newer features and provide suggestions and feedbacks so it is pretty great for me that it worked.

Thanks by the way for the LastPass suggestion. I have used it once, I kinda don't trust 3rd-Party services. 

and TBH I was following a news back in early dates of February that LastPass extension was removed from chrome webstore. You should search for it and protect your data while it is still in your hands.

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That's nice!
well security is a relative thing. Edge or Chrome do not protect your passwords any better than how LastPass protects your passwords :)

What if LastPass gets hacked?
https://www.lastpass.com/security/what-if-lastpass-gets-hacked

How safe are password managers like LastPass?
https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/45170/how-safe-are-password-managers-like-lastpass

Whould you trust lastpass.com?
http://tinisles.blogspot.com/2010/01/should-you-trust-lastpasscom.html

LastPass and the NSA: How Secure Is LastPass.com?
http://foliovision.com/2013/11/lastpass-nsa-security

These articles are useful

 

edit: typo

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Okay that's so nice of you. Thank you
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@Abdullah_Shahneel Welcome to our community! Glad to hear that you're enjoying Canary and that things are working as intended now. If that changes, just let us know and/or submit a bug report through the in-browser feedback button.

 

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

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You're welcome!
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@fawkes 

Thank you so much, and yes I will, surely, give feedback about features in Canary Version.

Thank you once again for providing response. 

 

regards,