Browsers and Mail Enable or Disable Add, Remove, and Modify Favorites in Microsoft Edge

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Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.

You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by adding them as favorites in Microsoft Edge.

Each profile in Microsoft Edge will have their own separate favorites.

You can use the EditFavoritesEnabled policy to allow or deny users from adding, importing, removing (delete), renaming, arranging, and modifying favorites in Microsoft Edge.

Enable this policy to let users add, import, remove (delete), rename, arrange, and modify favorites. This is the default behavior if you don't configure the policy.

Disable this policy to stop users from adding, importing, removing (delete), renaming, arranging, and modifying favorites. They can still use existing favorites. This can be handy in an environment where you add the favorites you want for all users on the computer to use in Microsoft Edge without the users being able to change them. For example: in a work, school, or family child environment.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable allowing all users to add, remove, arrange, and modify favorites in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable add, remove, and modify favorites in Microsoft Edge.




Here's How:

The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge

EditFavoritesEnabled DWORD

(delete) = Default
0 = Always disabled


1 Do step 2 (disable) or step 3 (enable - default) below for what you would like to do.


2 To Disable Add, Remove, and Modify Favorites in Microsoft Edge for All Users

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Disable_add_remove_edit_favorites_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg



3 To Enable Add, Remove, and Modify Favorites in Microsoft Edge for All Users

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Enable_add_remove_edit_favorites_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg



4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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