Microsoft Edge 85 Domain GPO Favorites & Favorites bar

Copper Contributor


We are testing Microsoft Edge 85 and we are testing to manage Favorites through Domain Group Policy. Edge Policies Files and templates are copied to default folder "PolicyDefinitions" on default path. 

When we try to configure Favorites as we did on IE, the ADMX template does not allow to manage Favorites, but it does allow to manage Favorites on "Favorites bar" through JASON format. This is done via (User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge >Configure Favorites), and it works as expected and Favorite is become visible on Favorite bar of Microsoft Edge.


Any one can guide us on how to configure Favorites on Microsoft Edge, and not on Favorite bar it would be appreciated?


Technical Information

  • Microsoft Edge, Version 85.0.564.51 (Official build) (64-bit)
  • Policy Template for Windows 10 ver. 1903
3 Replies
IMHO you can't**. You can let the user migrate / import the IE favorites into Edge.
** In theory you could prebake a fav jason database file als copy it to AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Bookmarks using a user GPO preferences (only once). But timing could be difficult: who is first; GPO or Edge FRE?

@Yaseenhh we use the ChromeManagedBookmarkEditor.


You can build folders and subfolders with favorites. The editor generates a json . Copy and paste it into the group policy for configure favorites. 





I got this from a collegue and it works fine for us.

Here's a link to a simple favorites creator for Edge Managed favorites. It creates the text in the right syntax for you to copy / paste into the GPO