how can I backup and restore Favorites within Microsoft Edge of Windows 10?

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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

             I am wondering how I can backup and restore favorites within Microsoft Edge of Windows 10.  Any guidance to this project will be deeply appreciated.

             Thank you

             George
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They are in your Users folder. Here is a very complete description including backups

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/where-are-favorites-stored-in-edge
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Also you can Export Edge browser Favorites to an HTML file (Backup) and whenever you want you can Import ( restore ) from that file  .
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/import-export-edge-favorites-html

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Hi

         I am sorry, but, I can not access either of these links.  Each time I try, it takes me to the home page of Google.  I am not sure what is going on with these links.  I did try to copy and page the URL and got the same result.  Strangely, this is not happening with other copy and paste links.  Just these two.

         George
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The links are both working here. Go here:  http://www.thewindowsclub.com/

Then search for Edge and Edge favorites.
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Also look in your HOSTS file (c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts)  and make sure there are no live entries in there.
RaminTechnical Advisor
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Scan your PC for Virus.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

Also Scan your PC with RKill and  AdwCleaner, and when you finished,  Uninstall all of those.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/

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John,

         There are 5 files within the etc subdirectory.  They are as follows:  1.  hosts  2. lmhosts.sam  3.  networks  4.  protocol and 5. services.   While this information is being reviewed, I will move on forward by running the utilities recommended by Ramin.  I will be back in touch :-)

           Thank you

           George
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You need only look in one file:  HOSTS  .  Don't (normally) worry about the rest.

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Hello and Good Evening John and Ramin,

           Thank you very much for your excellent answers to my question.  I have to say this question is certainly answered.  On a side note, thank you Ramin for the links.  My laptop did have some infected files, folders, and registry entries in addition to corrupt processes running in the background.  The utilities did clear everything up and this laptop is running much smoother now.

            Thanks again.  

            George
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You're welcome and I'm glad I could help.
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You are very welcome and I am always happy to help you.

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