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Internet Explorer Metro With Favorites?

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    Internet Explorer Metro With Favorites?


    For some reason I had the impression that IE 10 Metro would have access to my favorites.
    I must have been mistaken??

    James

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello James,

    Nar, you just haven't found them yet. The tutorial below will help show you how to view Favorites in IE10 Metro.

    IE10 Metro - View Favorites, Frequent, and Pinned Sites in Windows 8
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    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I press F-4 and a small "Menu" came up at the top but now it won't come up anymore. I have yet to see my favorites in the metro version. When I click in he address bar I see Frequent web sites at the bottom but no Favorites.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    If you don't have any Favorites listed, then you just haven't added any yet.

    Internet Explorer 10 Metro - Add or Remove Favorites in Windows 8
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    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I get it.
    I thought IE metro would use the Favorites I already have.
    And where does IE metro store these favorites if I want to back them up?
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    64-bit Windows 10


    IE10 Metro and IE10 desktop share the same Favorites. Do you have Favorites in IE10 desktop that do not show up in IE10 Metro?

    Favorites for both are saved in the C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites folder.
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    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    IE is adding Favorites to my Favorites but they are not being displayed above the address bar like the article says. I know tis because I switch to desktop and the saved web sites are there. I do see 'Pinned' and 'Frequent' but no 'Favorites'.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Could you post screenshots showing your Favorites in IE desktop, and your opened Favorites folder to see if it may help? Be sure to black out any favorites you do not want the public to see first.
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Now another issue.
    I saved the screen shot of my Favorites but there is no way to browse on my computer. I click on the insert Image icon and select Forms computer. But, there is no "Browse " button or field for the path.
    I have many Favorites I've been using in IE 9 and IE 10 Desktop.
    I have changed the Location of the Favorites so I can back them up with all my other data. But, I did move the Location back to the default and it did no good.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Are you able to upload and attach the screenshots using OPTION TWO with the paperclip icon instead?

    If you have IE9 as well in Windows 8, and moved your Favorites folder, then that could be why they are not showing up in IE10 Metro. It only gets them from IE10 desktop using the default C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites folder location.
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