Dec 26 2019 01:11 PM
Dec 26 2019 01:11 PM
Has anyone else noticed that the "Automatically import another browser's data and settings at first run" policy has stopped working in Edge Dev Version 80.0.361.9? I tried it in Canary 81.0.375.0 and got the same result. However, it works fine in the Beta build 79.0.309.56.
I have my policy set to automatically import settings from Internet Explorer. On first run, the favorites import dialog is skipped but the browser doesn't import favorites. I tried configuring this in the registry and with group policy and got the same result on two different machines.
Favorites location has not been redirected on either machine.
Jan 06 2020 10:02 AM
I also tested this on a personal machine of mine (Win10 1909 Home) that is not joined to our domain and I get the same result.
On all machines, IE favorites will import fine if I import them manually through the menu.
We are probably going to hold off deploying until we are sure this is going to work in the release build.
Jan 07 2020 12:46 PM
Previously I had only tried importing IE favorites, but after I saw your reply I set the policy to import Chrome favorites in the Dev build and it did the same thing. It did allow me to manually import Chrome favorites through the menu after startup.
To test this I am deleting the User Data folder from %localappdata%\Microsoft\[Edge Version] so the first run experience is triggered.
I tested the Beta build (79.0.309.58) with the policy set to import Chrome favorites and that worked just like it does with IE. It looks like something broke between this version and the current Dev version.
Jan 19 2020 02:45 AM
@AndrewSAIF I have the exact same experience with the Stable build. Favorites are only imported if I do so manually. This should be fixed soon, since a stable roll-out can't occur without this.
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Feb 13 2020 03:34 AM
does that mean that the current stable version (80) will not have this patch? this functionality was operational in the 79, but we were missing the removal of the wizard on first launch.
We are therefore again blocked in this version 80 for a massive deployment because of this new bug.
Is there a workaround ?
Mar 01 2020 12:13 PM
Changelog for Build 81.0.410.1 says "Fixed an issue where the autoImportAtFirstRun management policy stopped working" but in none of the current releases in all four channels it's working (Stable, Beta, Dev, Canary).
Indeed that's a problem for us.
Mar 01 2020 10:40 PM
Now that others also confirm that the Option is still broken, when can we expect an fix?
This Bug is an real dealbreaker for our company rollout plans
Mar 02 2020 11:03 PM
Mar 05 2020 08:50 AM
"Funny" story... Today I was discussing deployment plans with my CTO and Director, and the Director asked if we'll be able to transfer our favorites from IE to Edge. I said "we're way past importing favorites, easy button"... oh am I eating those words now. I was excited to see that First Run can now be disabled, but it seems at the cost of auto-importing Favorites... super disappointing (and scary to be honest). I have sold the new Edge to my executives, please Microsoft development team, let's make this a successful venture! In any case, I am delaying the deployment to our enterprise now, which is disheartening. I digress.
We are on stable release Version 80.0.361.62 (Official build) (64-bit). Automatically import another browser's data etc is Enabled and Import Favorites is Not Configured (tried Enabled as well).
I just don't understand how this gets past 3 development versions into a stable version.
#Following #Concerned #Anxious