How to export bookmarks in Microsoft Edge with no export button? Windows 10 version 1607.

I have read many articles and no one seems to have an answer as to how to export bookmark favorites from Microsoft Edge Windows 10 version 1607 without using a 3rd party software. This version seems to be mission the export button.I would like to backup the bookmarks to an html file. Thank you for your help in advance.

Screenshot of Microsoft Edge with no Export Button.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Go to settings, Favourites, Import (yes Import) and then click on Export to a file

Note: I resposted this to correct an error I had made
Timothy TechAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply but this does not work on Microsoft Edge 38.14393.1066.0. There is no Export Button.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you are certain there is no Export button, you need to upgrade to V1709 because the Export feature is there.
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Timothy TechAuthor Commented:
I do not have that option because this is a work computer on a domain. Microsoft must have a solution why would they just leave this feature off makes no sense. But thank you for trying.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Old versions must be upgraded for new features - that is how Windows 10 works.

So if you cannot upgrade, you will need a third party tool.

Microsoft must have a solution why would they just leave this feature off makes no sense.   They do. It just came in a later version.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Tim,
First, I see that you joined Experts Exchange today, so let me say — Welcome Aboard!
Microsoft must have a solution why would they just leave this feature off makes no sense.
They did leave it off in earlier Edge releases. Yes, it makes no sense, but they leave off a lot of things that make no sense, such as Picture Manager in Office 2013 and in Office 2016/Office 365.

If your goal is to back up the bookmarks/favorites (without a third-party product, like EdgeManage), rather than the goal being to make an HTML file of them, I think you can do that by backing up (copying) the Edge database folder (which, btw, contains more than favorites) and the Edge favorites icon folder from here:



Edge must not be running when you do the copy to back them up or the copy to restore them. I said above that "I think" it will work, because I can't test it here, as I no longer have any W10 installs less than 1709 (and Edge less than 41). I normally test before I post, but in this case I can't. Let us know what happens if you are willing to give this a try (I suggest trying it in a sandbox first). Regards, Joe

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Timothy TechAuthor Commented:
Thank you both for your help. I did get this figured out and it works using your solution Joe. Thank you
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome, Tim, and thanks back to you for letting us know that it worked — very happy to hear that! Since you're new to Experts Exchange and this is your first question here, you may not be aware that an asker is responsible for closing a question after receiving what the asker considers to be a solution.

If you want to learn about closing questions, these articles will help:
How do I accept a comment as my solution?
How do I accept multiple comments as my solution?

They will get you going on the path to closing your questions here at EE. Regards, Joe
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
The asker said, " works using your solution Joe. Thank you". He did not mention any other posts, so I'm accepting the "your solution Joe" comment as the answer.
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