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In Edge, is it possible to add a new favorite (aka bookmark) by its URL without having to visit the URL?

The reason why you would want to do this is because a URL does not necessarily resolve to a page on the internet.

In Internet Explorer, this is as simple as adding a new internet shortcut to the %USERPROFILE%\Favorites directory. The Edge browser seems to ignore the Favorites directory.

I'm not interested in answers that describe workarounds like importing bookmarks from IE.

  • Edge has its own favorite directory. Works exactly like the IE favorite folder though – Ramhound May 16 '16 at 21:39
  • @Ramhound don't be selfish, tell us the directory path – Steven Liekens May 17 '16 at 7:47
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Looks like edit capability is on the way. Per

https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/issues/4368862/

Dirk F. ‎Jun‎ ‎22‎, ‎2017

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/06/21/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16226-pc

“Edit URL for Favorites: You can now edit the URL of any favorite in the Favorites menu or the Favorites Bar. You can use this to update the location of a site that has moved, or to create Bookmarklets in the favorites bar.”

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  • Great news. I hope it comes to the stable release channel soon. – Steven Liekens Jul 19 '17 at 7:58
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There is a 3rd-party application called EdgeManage that allows you to manually add a favorite based upon its URL, just like you are describing

Take a look, if you like at: http://www.emmet-gray.com/Articles/EdgeManage.html

PS: I am the author of this software...

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