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Sync tabs in IE 11: how to manage machines

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    Windows 8.1

    Sync tabs in IE 11: how to manage machines


    This new sync tab feature in IE11 is handy. But it's also a bit annoying. I have about 7 or 8 PCs I use frequently and I re-install the OS all the time. So I end up with orphan machines that appear in IE 11 sync tabs and I can't seem to find a way to remove them. I also noticed that these tabs mysteriously disappeared on some of my machines. Any ideas? Thanks.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Delingren,

    You could use the method on the tutorial below to delete the synced settings of a PC for this.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...s-8-1-pcs.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Windows 8.1


    Thanks. I'm aware of that tutorial. It didn't work. I don't have orphan settings in SkyDrive.

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    However, I still see them in IE.

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    Where in IE are you seeing those at?
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    Windows 8.1


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    In that case, see if clearing IE's history may remove the PCs that have been removed using the other method. It cleared it for me.
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